Superclásico de las Americas
South America Derby, this is the name that surely describes the contest between Argentina and Brazil. The neutral ground chosen for the match, the birds nest in China also makes the contest worth while. Talk of big names in football world, Messi, Di Maria, Neymar, Arguero, Kaka, Robinho among others all playing for the pride of their respective countries. Under new managers, both teams will be aiming to gain the trust of their fans across the world.
Lineups are out and as expected some usual “big” names were called and others given a recall. Other notable names left out due to various reasons such as injuries, however, this will not deter the contest from being mouthwatering to the fans. The contest has many odds only small mistakes will cost the loosing team. New test for the new Brazil and Argentina managers as they travel to the east to face each other in a hot friendly match. Both teams have history of rivalry since the times of Maradona and Pele. Sharing the continent where football is a passion for everyone, no mistakes can be made.
Dunga will try to restore some national pride after a disastrous world cup campaign in front of their own fans. He made some surprise call ups that surprised many with the likes of Robinho, Kaka, Elias, Tardelli.
The big question still remains, why was Dunga given a second spell for the Brazilian team? Is he the right manager? Only success would answer this.
On the other hand Gerardo Martino, the Argentina manager boast’s a star-studded attack with the likes of Messi, Di Maria and Aguero. On the other hand, the Brazil manager also has among the best attackers like Neymar, Oscar, and Robinho which will give the likes of Zabaleta and Rojo a torrid time.
The exclusion of Fernandinho will give chance to other young players to prove themselves in the big stage such as Gustavo and Ribiero, who will partner with David Luiz, Miranda, Dodo and Fernandes in the defence. This is a must watch match for the football because it’s a stage to prove world’s best players.