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Re: 2016 Copa America Centenario Thead
« Reply #481 on: July 03, 2016, 10:17:30 PM »
Messi is in the Caribbean.

And it has done him well

http://www.101greatgoals.com/news/leo-messi-decide-un-retire-argentina-national-team-la-nacion/

Word is that ideally it wouldn't be before 2017. However, that being the case, he would be unavailable for Uruguay, Venezuela, Peru, Paraguay, Brazil and Colombia (in that order) for WC qualifying.

If he sits out the entire 2016 calendar, there are no qualification guarantees. As such, he might have placed himself in a damned if I do or don't situation. He wants to play in Russia. For Russia not to be in jeopardy, he may have to return before he is mentally ready to don an ARG shirt.

It's good that Tevez has made supportive comments. Helps to either mute, blunt or nullify a sector of the public trapped in the Messi v Tevez debate.

Even Lionel Richie has weighed in on his return (apparently LR believes Messi was named in LR's honor).
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Re: 2016 Copa America Centenario Thead
« Reply #482 on: July 03, 2016, 10:24:35 PM »
Nah, apparently Aguero, Di Maria and bout five others talking about retiring too. Is allegedly more of an FA thing. Too corrupt behind the scenes so they threatening to leave.

http://m.goal.com/s/en-us/news/587/copa-america/2016/06/27/25093862/aguero-several-players-evaluating-not-continuing-with?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

At the moment, the federation has a leadership void.

http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/216989/segura-resigns-as-afa-president

http://www.espnfc.com/team/argentina/202/blog/post/2904111/lionel-messi-retirement-from-argentina-caused-by-the-fa-crisis

And, Tata Martino has not been paid for months.

Martino is going to coach the U23s at the Olympics. Depending how that goes, he might find he is in a weakened position.

Right now clubs are reluctant to have their players take part ... in part given the above, but mostly because they are self-interested. Less than half of the names he wants have confirmed.

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Re: 2016 Copa America Centenario Thead
« Reply #483 on: July 05, 2016, 08:35:53 PM »
CONFIRMED: Argentina's coaching staff have quit.
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Re: 2016 Copa America Centenario Thead
« Reply #484 on: July 06, 2016, 05:04:29 AM »
Like the TTFF virus spread way down south. I heard FIFA has been working with the AFA to resolve the ongoing issues. That includes money. And the govt want to get involve also.

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Re: 2016 Copa America Centenario Thead
« Reply #485 on: July 06, 2016, 05:44:34 AM »
Like the TTFF virus spread way down south. I heard FIFA has been working with the AFA to resolve the ongoing issues. That includes money. And the govt want to get involve also.

ARG won't be fielding a team in the upcoming U20 women South American futsal championship which starts next week in neighbouring Paraguay. Note eh: it cyah even get a team to Paraguay. All of the other CONMEBOL nations (including Venezuela!) will be present.

The last time AFA didn't field a squad was at the 2001 Copa America.

The U20 women's futsal tourney is an inaugural tournament. Normally Argentina would be there, especially given the historical significance and FIFA being big on pushing futsal and growing anything with women's participation. 

According to reports, sending a squad to Paraguay would require a $40,000 US budget and the federation decided that in the current environment that money should be spent on its WC qualifying effort for the men's senior team.

All hell has broken lose since Grondona's departure. None of this would have happened under his watch. Not an endorsement ... because were the man alive, he would probably have suffered the consequences of Loretta Lynch. Just the reality.
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