Argentina can thank their lucky stars for late winner
It is astonishing how Sabella is making a squad full of talent look so ordinary
First Brazil, then Germany and now Argentina. The favourites for the World Cup are in no hurry to impress anyone.
It took Argentina 118 minutes to break down Ottmar Hitzfeld’s Switzerland, a slow and draining carnival of ineptitude that seemed destined to end with a penalty shootout.
Thanks to a late burst from an exhausted Lionel Messi, who set up Angel di Maria for the winner, Argentina were spared that indignity.
It is quite astonishing that Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is making a squad full of exceptional talent look so ordinary.
Read the full report in our World Cup Noon print edition on July 2.
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