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World Cup 2022: Lionel Scaloni defends Argentina gamers behaviour in stormy win over Netherlands

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Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni dismissed criticism of his gamers’ conduct through the feisty World Cup quarterfinal match in opposition to the Netherlands.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Dec 12, 2022 23:49 IST

Argentina’s Scaloni dismisses criticism of gamers’ behaviour throughout Netherlands conflict (Reuters)

By India Today Web Desk: Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni stated that criticism of his gamers’ behaviour through the tense World Cup quarterfinal match in opposition to the Netherlands was “out of touch with reality.” There had been 17 yellow playing cards and one sending-off as gamers clashed on quite a few events earlier than and after Argentina received a penalty shootout to advance to the World Cup semifinals.

Scaloni argued that it was unsuitable to cost his gamers with poor sportsmanship, citing examples of how they’d beforehand performed themselves following video games, whatever the consequence.

“We have to remove this taboo that we do not know how to lose and we do not know how to win,” said Scaloni, speaking a day before Argentina’s match against Croatia in the semifinals.

“We misplaced our first sport with Saudi Arabia and went quietly to the lodge to proceed making ready for what was coming. We received the Copa America in Brazil (final 12 months) and I feel you noticed probably the most lovely picture of sportsmanship you might see, with Neymar, (Lionel) Messi, (Leandro) Paredes and different gamers sitting on the steps of the Maracana.” Scaloni stated the criticism had damage Argentina’s satisfaction.

“This issue must be settled,” he said through an interpreter. ”We deeply respect the Netherlands, as we do now for Croatia and all our rivals.

“We should banish the concept that we have no idea the way to win or lose. That is completely out of contact with actuality.” Since the stunning loss to Saudi Arabia, Argentina has been yet another defeat away from elimination however dealt with the stress and put collectively three straight wins to succeed in the quarterfinals. There, the crew conceded objectives within the 83rd minute and within the eleventh minute of stoppage time to be taken to further time by the Netherlands.

Argentina defender Nicolas Tagliafico stated his crew is prospering on enjoying on the sting.

“We have enough experience to be like this at the moment,” stated the left-back, who will possible return to the crew in opposition to Croatia instead of the suspended Marcos Acuna. ”In knockout matches, there can be moments the place we must endure.

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Dec 12, 2022