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Maradona - Tevez will start against Nigeria

Maradona - Carlos Tevez will start against Nigeria

Posted: 11 June 2010 Time: 7:13 am

Argentina coach Diego Maradona has confirmed that Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez will be in the first XI for his country’s opening World Cup clash against Nigeria on Saturday. 

Argentina are blessed with a wealth of attacking talent, including Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain and Champions League-winning Inter Milan forward Diego Milito.   But Maradona has revealed he will start with Tevez who is likely to get the nod ahead of at least one of those three big hitters.   "Carlitos cannot be left out of the team. He is an idol of the people, more than me and Lionel Messi, so I read," Maradona told TyC Sports.   The former Napoli legend, who is aiming to become only the second man to win the World Cup as both a player and a coach, also brushed off any lingering doubts over the fitness of key player Messi.   He added: “Everything is good with Messi. There are no problems."

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Anonymous
posted: 07:35 am
United Africa!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 07:42 am
United Africa!!!!!!!!!
UDEMBA 1 OF IBUSA
posted: 08:01 am
Dear Forumites i am very optimistic that nigeria will triumph over argentina with Messi or without Messi it makes no different although we can say now its tomorrow then men will be seperated from the boys.
The SE will do us proud as usual yes i know that some men of little faith will be thinking on a disastrous outing of nigeria but be warned that you SE will close your mouths after they must have dealth with the argies.

ALLEZ SUPER EAGLES FOR TOGETHER WE ARE THE POWER OF NAIJA.

UDEMBA 1 OF IBUSA.
UDEMBA 1 OF IBUSA
posted: 08:03 am
Please Lars let me warn you for the last time because football is not guessing.

For a better result in this forthcoming match agaisnt the argies that have sharp strikers please do away with the calamity YOBO in the defense instead you can play Adeleye please he is much more better than the calamity YOBO.

UP SUPER FOR TOGETHER WE ARE THE POWER OF NAIJA GOOD LUCK AND MORE GREESE TO YOUR ELBOWS.

UDEMBA 1 OF IBUSA.
UDEMBA 1 OF IBUSA
posted: 08:09 am
My starting team for tomorrow

1.ENYEAMA
2.ODIAH
3.TAIWO
4.KAITA
5.SHITTU
6.ADELEYE / AFOLABI
7.UTAKA
8.ETUHU
9.YAKUBU (the fat boy)
10.LUKMAN
11.ODEMWINGIE.

SUB:
12.MARTINS
13.AYILA
14.OBASI
15.OBINNA
16.KALU
17.EJIDE
18.THE BIGGEST PAPILLO

With this we will beat any team we are facing.
UP SUPER EAGLES FOR TOGETHER WE ARE THE POWER OF NAIJA.

UDEMBA 1 OF IBUSA.
UDEMBA 1 OF IBUSA
posted: 08:24 am
Look those men of little faith that never believe that the Super eagles will beat argentina tomorrow,please i want to refresh your memories on several occasions that nigeria dealth with the argies in the world tournees.In japan '93 Wilson Oruma as captain,atlanta '96 with the biggest papillo as the captain,nigeria 99 4-0 with afolabi as the captain,2008 in the quarter finals with the young lad as the câptain of the team Haruna Lukman can you men of little faith remember these games then tell me how we cannot give them a tough fight tomorrow,well i promise you that after playing nigerians tomorrow they will smelling with football from the power of naija and be crying to go home hahahahaha up super you always drive me crazy.
Yes i have confident in my players and we fear no foe.

UP SUPER EAGLES FOR TOGETHER WE ARE THE POWER OF NAIJA.

UDEMBA 1 OF IBUSA.
Billion Original
posted: 08:38 am
Coach Lagerback has not being thoroughly assessed by Nigerians. When our game against Argentina is played then shall we stand a better position to judge his technical acumen. Any of our local coaches could have done what he’s done thus far - playing a draw against Colombia and defeating arid North Korea by 3:1. The truest test comes when he brings his technical experience to bear on the technically inexperienced Maverick Maradona with a lethal in form Argentine players.
Anonymous
posted: 08:39 am
Maradona can join if he likes
Billion Original
posted: 08:40 am
Coach Lagerback has not being thoroughly assessed by Nigerians. When our game against Argentina is played then shall we stand a better position to judge his technical acumen. Any of our local coaches could have done what he’s done thus far - playing a draw against Colombia and defeating arid North Korea by 3:1. The truest test comes when he brings his technical experience to bear on the technically inexperienced Maverick Maradona with a lethal in form Argentine players.
Anonymous
posted: 09:10 am
"siddon look" na him be dog name
Anonymous
posted: 09:15 am
Reports reaching me is that the President, senate president and members of the executive council have all departed for SA this morning to be part of the opening ceremony as well as attend the opening match of the Super Eagles. The Nigerian Flag is now adorning the Streets in Nigeria and a visitor would have thought Nigeria is hosting the world cup. This goes a long way to show the support the SE has from not only the fans but the government of Nigeria.
As the light is turned on for the start of the 2010 world cup, I want to wish all Nigerians and especially the super eagles a successful world cup month. I wouldn't be surprised if come JULY 11, Nigeria lifts the trophy, Dont forget, most of the world cup champions had always emerged among countries from the continent it is hosted. It is the turn of Africa now to win the world cup. GO SUPER EAGLES

THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH
Anonymous
posted: 09:18 am
@Billion, you are right. however the true test for Lars will not just be the argentina match but for the team to get to the quarterfinals considering our luck in the draw. I have said it before now that my benchmark for success will be for the Eagles to reach the QF. And i really dont see why we shouldn't.

THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH
9ja Voice
posted: 09:25 am
who cares.....

11 vs 11

90mins
Kola wole
posted: 09:53 am
This is NOT about Coach Lagerback neither is it about Super Eagles players. This is about my dear nation Nigeria! world's largest black nation. Let's get behind this team and put aside our animosities for a coach or certain players. For sure, i wont be watching the match tomorrow hoping to praise Lagerback or criticize Yakubu. I will be watching and praying, hoping we kick start our world cup in a commanding fashion. Let's ALL get behind this team.

GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

COME ON SUPER EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
posted: 10:17 am
@Billion, I have always liked your judgement but I will like to disagree with you at this point. Las so far have proved something significant; though not in the area of match results but the fact that he has brought confidence and team spirit into the camp of the eagles. For the first time in many years I saw a very disciplined Eagles. Organization wise he has proved something. He is meticulous and that is what the Swede and Swiss are known for. I reside here in Switzerland and I know that we are thought how to make the best with as little resource as available. He is having the same mindset. I am not praising him but I have noticed a tremendeous change already in very sensitive areas that cost us past world cup. I hail you Billion. You are one of the most objective people here in this forum even if many dont like you. Keep up your views bro. UP NIGERIA! UP SUPER EAGLES!! UP SOUTH AFRICA! UP AFRICA!!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:52 am
Any body can play i don't care. All i want is dat super eagles shud nt loose concentration in d match. 4 d 1st in 6 yrs i have belive Dat SE wil nt disappoint. Up super eagles
Anonymous
posted: 11:04 am
THIS DAY IS DEDICATED TO STEVE BIKO AND THE MANY.1 AFRIKA
Anonymous
posted: 11:05 am
Is only Tevez is my problem in Argentina squad, becuase since i known the guy is too much in term of playing football.

But No shaking
Up Super Eagles
Up Nigeria
Up African.
The word.
posted: 11:39 am
@Billion and Ken Gadaffi, i supported you. this is the first real test for the "anoited one". There is no doubt that his good, my concern is the players. They cant give what they dont have. they can only perform to the level of their ability.

Tevez is not the only player in the team. we will stop him.
Anonymous
posted: 12:45 pm
@kolawole, that is the spirit men, All this praises about the players and Lars when the game has not even started may get into their head and then over confidence will set in. Lets us get behind the whole team as a nation and surely our collective FAITH will be a strong force to propel our Eagles to victory.

@benito, Lars is a good coach no doubt going by his pedigree but we cannot attribute the confidence that is currently radiating in the team solely to him, This is the world cup and even if it were to be Ladan Bosso that is leading the team, all with Nigerians backing him, i am sure he will be confident.

Most Nigerians I have spoken to at home and abroad are actually being modest in their expectation yet backing the team to succeed. That is the spirit. As we humble ourselves, God will surely exalt us.
The eagles are going into the game as underdogs, but will surelly come out victorious come s a turday. Lets hope the JUNE 12 Jinx will be broken this time around.

THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH
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