From the hand of Sergio Batista, world champion in 1986, the Argentine National Team kissed the Olympic gold in Beijing 2008. Next, we review the starting eleven in the final remembered, for the agonizing goal of Fideo Di María, against Nigeria …
The man who later turned out to be one of the best goalkeepers in the history of the Argentine National Team took over the position on the third date after the departure of Óscar Ustari. Romero received a single goal in 4PJ in the competition.
The Rosario disputed 5/6 possible matches and formed a solid pair in the rear with couple. This competition allowed him to jump to Real Madrid (ESP) and, later, be part of the National Team that finished runner-up in the world in 2014.
These contests are like this: Monzón was a fundamental piece within the team (played all games -6 / 6-, generally, like left back) and after the consecration it did not manage to transcend in Major. Here we met the player’s powerful long shot.
Another footballer who, after the coronation, was consolidated in the Senior National Team. Not a single minute was lost at the 2008 Olympics: all starting matches (6/6) as a right back and was never substituted. Regularity above all, the great characteristic in this appointment – and in his entire career – of the person born in Arrecifes.
The little boss played 6/6 possible matches as a starter to win his second Olympic gold medal. Today, retired from professional activity, he is a symbol of the Argentine National Team: 147 PJ in the Major and runner-up in the 2014 World Cup and in America.
Registry 5/6 matches as a starter and formed a fearsome central duo with Ezequiel Garay. Later, he did not have the opportunity to stand out in the Senior National Team (1 PJ) but he did have the opportunity to consecrate himself in European football. From Argentinos Juniors (ARG) to the world.
The ceilings of the viewers who witnessed the feat in the early morning still rumble: scored a goal in the final against Nigeria to give the National Team the Olympic Gold. It is not necessary to clarify what it meant in the Major. Let’s enjoy the latest Noodle cartridges.
He formed a partnership with Javier Mascherano in the middle of the field that years later was replicated in the Senior National Team. In the 2008 Olympics, Pintita played 6/6 possible matches as a starter. We all knew about his technical skills, for something a while before Real Madrid signed him.
At the age of 20, he took over the team, no less, in the Semifinal against Brazil. Yes, the National Team won 3-0 but Agüero was the most responsible: converted a double and delivered an assist. This competition (5 PJ) served as a preview to his career in the Major.
Riquelme was one of the 23-year-olds that Sergio Batista cited for the competition. He was the captain and the handle of the team in the five games he played. With 30 years, he obtained his first and only title with the National Team. Thank you very much, sir ten.
Seeing this image seems like a deja vú what happened in the Copa América 2020, because of the kiss to the title that he got. With long hair, no beard and early in his career, Messi won his first competition with the National Team. He played right winger, scored two goals and delivered three assists. It always was, is and will be different.