If the argentine football can boast of having produced several of the players most unpredictable of the story, his next invention is not less surprising: according to the left to transcend the leaders of the AFA, Lionel Scaloni –without having directed any party official - will become in the next few days the successor of Cesar Luis Menotti, Carlos Bilardo, Marcelo Bielsa and Alejandro Sabella as a coach, official of the albiceleste. And in addition it will make in winner: the former defender of Deportivo La Coruna, who had taken up temporarily in place of Jorge Sampaoli, will be made official after the new triumph, which Argentina won this Tuesday against Mexico, a 2-0 added to the 2-0 win last Friday, against a rival that still hangover after the World cup in Russia: the Tri has five defeats and a single victory after its passage by Russia 2018 and expected to be finalized his new coach, the experienced Gerardo Martino. If each defeat also hides a good news, Mexico should celebrate that you have already completed your 2018.
Mauro Icardi-the-minute game, and Paulo Dybala to the 41 of the second period, scored the goals of one party aroused less interest for the public and for the sponsors of each federation, the television networks that paid for the broadcast rights and the players, usually alternate, who had the opportunity always honored to play for their respective countries. Although Argentina and Mexico are in full reconstruction, and it's the federations point to find new values, no one should get angry if some website would have entitled that it was a match between Argentina B and Mexico B.
If the Malvinas Argentinas stadium in Mendoza, 1,000 km west of Buenos Aires, looked at 90% of capacity, with 35,000 people, was because the organizers reduced the ticket price to half after having perceived the demand, until a few days ago, was very poor. The sponsors also gave away hundreds of tickets and children under 12 years old entered for free. In the modern football revenue does not make the business great and a stadium almost full it was a magnificent backdrop for a party with very little weight.
there Was little tension between two selections that you just had a couple of common holders: Gabriel Mercado and Mark Betpas Acuña, on the argentine side, and Edson Alvarez and Erick Gutiérrez from Mexico, who during the weekend had licensed to Guillermo Ochoa, Raul Jimenez and Marco Fabian. Icardi and Dybala, who joined in the last 15 minutes, were those who took advantage of the friendly and became his first goal with the albiceleste. The front of the Inter what got in his eighth match and Juventus, in his 18th.
even Though Isaac Brizuela and Javier Aquino hinted a danger to the bands, to Mexico we always stayed away from the arc of Gerónimo Rulli, first, and Paulo Gazzaniga, who debuts in Argentina, already in the second time. There is No greater demonstration test bench that a change of goalkeeper in the full game. Although it did not to that extreme, also the technical interim mexican, Ricardo Ferretti, exhausted the six regulatory changes.
For Mexico, that had a unique situation in a header from Jesus Gallardo that covered the archer in the Tottenham Hotspurs when the game was 1-0, it returned to be a demonstration visit to Argentina is a mission-prohibited: played five games and won none (0-1 in 1962, 1-1 in 1984 and 0-0 in 1991 had been the previous). For the Tri was also a ratification after the World cup in Russia to a defeat that was followed by another: the sum five, against Argentina (2), Uruguay, Chile and the united States, and a single victory (Costa Rica).The option Scaloni
Both teams are fired up to 2019. While Mexico is expected to the end of the MLS season for that to finish fix with Martino, Argentina is on the verge of hiring a coach without any professional experience. Although the AFA first tried to to technical of renown, such as Diego Simeone, Mauricio Pochettino and Marcelo Gallardo, the president Claudio Tapia gave to understand that the next week will sign contract with Scaloni. The link shall include as a minimum the step for the Copa America in 2019 but could be extended for four years.
Scaloni, 40 years of age, joined for the first time to a professional coaching staff in 2016, when Jorge Sampaoli signed for Sevilla. Their work consisted of being a liaison between the members of the technical body and the players. The contact between the two had been born in the closeness between their villages of birth: Casilda and Pujato, in the interior of Santa Fe, are separated by 15 kilometres.
When Sampoli was hired to direct the selection, led to Scaloni. While other members of the technical staff left the AFA after that Sampaoli was fired after the failure in the World, the former defender of La Coruña emphasized his relationship with Tapia and agreed to be the coach interim. He directed all six games in the second half of the year, and they facilitated the task of the leaders to begin the replacement of the old generation. Sergio Romero, with more than 100 matches in the arch of Argentina, he saw from the bench how to on this double date FIFA atajaron Rulli, Gazzaniga and Augustine Marchesín.
waiting for the official confirmation to continue in the office, in an official way, Scaloni wept in front of television cameras when asked about his acting six games. There are few cases of coaches who made their debut in office in a selection, but they were heavy weights, as Franz Beckenbauer in Germany and Marco Van Basten in the Netherlands. The argentine football always brings a surprise, as Mexico continues on the slide.