Diego Maradona Set To Make Four Changes Ahead Of Decisive Uruguay Clash


‘El Pibe de Oro’ has modified his side in an attempt to secure World Cup qualification.

Diego Maradona, the coach of the Argentine national team, will likely field a defensive-minded side for the crucial clash with rivals Uruguay that will determine Argentina’s World Cup fate.

Maradona wasn’t happy with the way in which his side played against Peru on Saturday, and because of this will make four changes to his side. In will come Martin Demichelis, Nicolas Otamendi, Rodrigo Brana and Juan Sebastian Veron.

The coach may also make some final-minute alterations, and this could mean that Nicolas Pareja could also be part of the starting XI. This indicates that Argentina will be looking for a draw in Montevideo, a result that will send them directly to South Africa.

Maradona will approach the game with a 4-4-2 scheme, which is highly conservative, considering what has been seen in previous games.

Argentina have struggled in Montevideo over the years, having lost 1-0 the last time the two teams met in this identical fixture four years ago.

Below is how Argentina will look like:

Romero, Demichelis, Schiavi, Heinze, Otamendi, Mascherano, Gutierrez, Brana, Veron, Messi and Higuain.


~ by footballdirecta on October 13, 2009.

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