England Football Online
 Home  New Team Matches
Seasons Competition  Opponents Comment
Features Q & A Forum Appendices
Contact Us Page Last Updated 6 February 2006
 


England National Football Team Match No. 7
50

Argentina 2 England 2 [2-2]
2-2 after ninety minutes

Argentina win 4-3 on penalties

Tuesday, 30 June 1998

Argentina Pre-Match

Match Summary and Report Team Records Argentina Pre-Match England Pre-Match

 

Argentina Squad for the 1998 World Cup Finals in France
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -

Notes

Goalkeepers Player Team, Age, Caps Carlos Roa (Mallorca, Spain), age 28, 9 caps. Added to the roster when Argentina struggled midway through qualifying. Cemented No. 1 place after Ignacio Gonzalez head-butted a Bolivian player in La Paz in 1997.   German Adrian Burgos (River Plate), 29, 11 caps. Emerged from the pack of possible goalkeepers when his saves allowed Argentina to sneak away with a 0-0 draw in their third World Cup qualifying tie against Peru in Lima. Played in the stunning 1-0 win over Brazil on April 29.   Pablo Cavallero (Velez Sarsfield), 24, 4 caps. Is only No. 2 goalkeeper for Velez Sarsfield behind Paraguayan captain Jose Luis Chilavert. He allowed two goals in his first international against Venezuela in December 1996.   Defenders Player Team, Age, Caps Nestor Sensini (Parma, Italy), 31, 42 caps. A tough tackler rated as one fo the best defenders in Serie A. One of the most experienced members of a young squad. Pablo Paz (Tenerife, Spain), 25, 10 caps. Tall defender who goes forward for set pieces to put his ability in the air to good use.   Roberto Ayala (Napoli, Italy), 25, 35 caps. An accomplished defender who made Argentine debut in Daniel Passarella's first match as coach, a 3-0 away friendly victory over Chile. Also strong in the air.   Nelson Vivas (Lugano, Switzerland), 28, 11 caps. Under fire from the national media for his supposed inability to mark. More impressive when going forward.   Jose Chamot (Lazio, Italy), 28 (29 on May 17), 35 caps. Physically imposing, tenacious stopper who played in the 1994 finals.   Hector Pineda (Udinese, Italy), 30, 11 caps. Versatile player who can defend down either flank and push into attack if needed.   Hernan Diaz (River Plate), 33, 25 caps. Another veteran of the 1994 campaign. He made his international debut in 1987. Has recently been out of favor with Passarella, however.   Javier Zanetti (Inter Milan, Italy), 24, 29 caps. Likes to start attacks. Has speed, sound technique and is a fine all-round player, though he was not picked for the later stages of qualifying.   Midfielders Player Team, Age, Caps Diego Simeone (Inter Milan, Italy), 28, 66 caps. Nicknamed "The Indian," his international career began with Argentina's shock 4-1 loss to Australia in the Bicentennial Cup in Sydney in 1988. A combative defensive midfielder who inspires his teammates.   Matias Almeyda (Lazio, Italy), 24, 15 caps. A center-half with good ball skills, he probably owes his place in the side to the refusal of Real Madrid's Fernando Redondo to play for Passarella.   Juan Sebastian Veron (Sampdoria, Italy), 23, 15 caps. He's inexperienced but this shaven-headed player often assumes the role of team leader on the field. Strong and spirited with a great right-foot shot, he could be one of the stars of France '98. Nicknamed "The Witch."   Christian Bassedas (Velez Sarsfield), 25, 20 caps. Was chosen as part of Passarella's new generation in 1994. Faces fierce competition for a place as a starter.   Leonardo Astrada (River Plate), 28, 30 caps. Made his first appearance for Argentina against Mexico in 1991. A reliable if unspectacular player who is liked by the coach.   Marcelo Gallardo (River Plate), 23, 24 caps. Nicknamed "The Doll," this creative midfielder has been one of the key figures in River Plate's recent success. Occasionally overshadowed by Ariel Ortega.   Sergio Berti (River Plate), 29, 21 caps. Very fit and fast but inconsistent and likes to discuss matters with referees.   Ariel Ortega (Valencia, Spain), 24, 48 caps. A brilliant dribbler and possibly the most talented player on the Argentine team. He first came into the international spotlight in the 1994 World Cup finals. Scored a superb goal against Ireland in an April friendly that said everything about his balance, deft touch and eye for goal. Wears Diego Maradona's No. 10 and is not flattered by the comparison.   Marcelo Escudero (River Plate), 25, 9 caps. A frequent scorer for River Plate this season who might make the squad.   Rodolfo Cardoso (Boca Juniors), 29, 10 caps. The first of his 10 appearances for Argentina came in the 6-0 destruction of Venezuela in 1995. Since then his chances have been limited. Formerly with Hamburg SV of Germany.   Diego Cagna (Boca Juniors), 28, 14 caps. Impressive performances for his club have seen him fight his way back into the national squad. Made his international debut in 1992.   Forwards Player Team, Age, Caps Gabriel Batistuta (Fiorentina, Italy), 29, 59 caps. Prolific striker known as "Batigol" who is the squad's glamour boy, and might even give Brazil's Ronaldo a run for his money as the best striker at France '98. With 38 international goals he is Argentina's all-time leading scorer, but was mystifyingly left out of the national side for months during qualifying.   Claudio Lopez (Valencia, Spain), 23, 18 caps. Usually plays behind the two frontrunners. Bore the brunt of public dismay when Batistuta was omitted, but scored a superb winner in the April win over Brazil.   Hernan Crespo (Parma, Italy), 22 (23 on July 5), 14 caps. A favorite of Passarella. A sharp finisher who was a star of the Olympic team that won silver in Atlanta two years ago but has not always played as well for his country as he does for his club.   Abel Balbo (Roma, Italy), 31 (32 on June 1), 30 caps. Excellent sniper in Serie A who seems to have fallen out of favor with Passarella and will be lucky to make the final roster.   Claudio Caniggia (Boca Juniors), 31, 52 caps. Old ally of Maradona and star of the last two World Cups but has spent most of the last two struggling against injury and loss of form. Has shown glimpses of his old skills this season but is still a long shot to make the squad.

 

Argentina Results
No. Date Opposition Venue Type F A Result H.T.
- - - - - - - - -

____________________

CG