Three goals in the second half against Haiti fail to cast aside the national team’s disappointing performance in the first 45 minutes. On the evidence of Tuesday night’s game, much more will be needed if the team is to avoid the humilation of an early exit in Russia.
So little has changed since promises of a new era for Argentine football. Most clubs continue to scrape by hand to mouth from month-to-month, while fans are yet to see any real improvements to go with the new logo.
He’s 22 and Boca’s number one, yet Agustín Rossi was mocked and jeered after his error against Palmeiras this week in a crucial Copa Libertadores clash. Hardly ever praised and always under pressure, who’d want to be a goalkeeper?