Gutierrez Just One Game Away From Realizing His Dream

Jonas Gutierrez has a dream of playing in the World Cup and Argentina are just one game away from qualifying.


Jonas Gutierrez – vital game on Wednesday

After last Wednesday’s dramatic injury time win over Peru, 2-1 they now only have to draw in this Wednesday’s final qualifying game at Uruguay to qualify for the finals next summer in South Africa.

Diego Maradona’s team dramatically got all 3 points last Saturday in Buenos Aries, as Peru equalized to make it 1-1 in the 90th minute, but then veteran striker Martin Palermo scored his very first international goal in 10 years, in the third minute of stoppage time – to get the win for the Argentines.

As would be expected the goal sparked mass celebrations in the stadium as Maradona dived head-first on the ground as a big dark cloud was lifted from over the Argentine team.

We know Gutierrez really wants to be in the World Cup next summer as he told the official site before he left for Argentina:

“For me it would be a dream come true to play in the World Cup,”

“Ever since I started playing football and watching my hero Maradona I have dreamt of making it to the finals.”

“Now we have a chance to make that happen and everything depends on these two games – we must win them both.”

So they have their first win and as it now turns out they only have to draw at Montevideo’s Centenario Stadium on Wednesday evening against Uruguay, to qualify.

Of course whether they can do that is up in the air, and certainly Uruguay are the in-form team, as the Argentine struggled against bottom of the table Peru, and at home too.

If Argentina lose to Uruguay, and Ecuador win against 3rd top of the table Chile, which is highly unlikely, then Argentina will miss out on a playoff place.

Let’s hope Argentina can win this game, because if they don’t qualify they will be a massive loss  in South Africa next year, not to mention we could have two of our players, Gutierrez and Coloccini playing there next summer if they do qualify.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • laurent32

    Oct 12, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #1

    “After last Wednesday’s dramatic injury time win over Peru” then “Diego Maradona’s team dramatically got all 3 points last Saturday”

    make ur mind up ed.

  • premier

    Oct 12, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Headless chicken aint he!!

  • Brazilian Geordie

    Oct 12, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #3

    Argentina’s win against Peru shouldn’t represent that much. Maradona is a completely incompetent coach and even made a ridiculous celebration after seeing his once 3penalty-loser Palermo score an irregular goal.

    Argentina could have already been out of the World Cup. But, to say the truth, I really doubt they can beat Uruguay with this current disorganized team.

    And Gutierrez shouldn’t be so happy. If they qualify and Maradona remains as coach for 2010 I’m sure Argentina will be the laughing stock of the tournament. They have such a weak team, FFS, you can’t be so deluded.

  • pak-toon

    Oct 12, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #4

    hey ed…just wanted to point out something. your table on the right side of the page which outlines the goal tally has PL as one of the columns. think it needs to be changed to CCC 😉 even im not in denial anymore lol

  • workyticket

    Oct 12, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Brazilian Geordie // Oct 12, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    “Argentina’s win against Peru shouldn’t represent that much. Maradona is a completely incompetent coach and even made a ridiculous celebration after seeing his once 3penalty-loser Palermo score an irregular goal. ”

    LOL. A completely unbiased opinion there, Brazilian. We know how much you love Argentina and the little fella over there! 🙂

  • punk skunk...

    Oct 12, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s gotta say somethin’ about ‘cheat of dog’ if he can’t get argentina thru that ‘group of ease’ that brazil & them always sail thru…

  • Shah

    Oct 12, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #7

    I cant believe Diego Milito cant even make the argentina squad!! And Maradona doesnt even start Aguero or Tevez!!! lol i love Maradonna but the dude makes some crazy decisions!!!!!!

  • Brazilian Geordie

    Oct 12, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Worky, believe me I’m not being unfair. Maradona is just clueless as manager. His team has no tatics, no organization whatsoever. Just notice how badly Messi play for them.

    I’m sure Uruguay will beat them. The pressure on Centenario will be mounting on Maradona and his players, and with such a team that sturggled to beat Peru at home, I can see they finishing fifth or even don’t making it with an Ecuador’s win over Chile.

    Really, Argentina is showing poor and for me hopeless performances. And to prove they didn’t deserve not even to win Peru, here’s an interesting picture, have a look at Palermo: 🙂

  • Ross

    Oct 12, 2009 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #9

    Maradona is a terrible coach by the looks of things. His squad selections are mental and they’ve looked complete rubbish as far as these qualifiers go. Fair enough they beat Peru but it was lucky like..and along with that, i reckon Peru were denied a pen seconds after argentina got their winner.

  • Toonkistan

    Oct 12, 2009 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #10

    Paktoon…i noticed the same but never bothered to point out….where u from ??

  • pak-toon

    Oct 13, 2009 at 5:11 AM

    Comment #11

    toonkistan – karachi, pak. you?

  • Toonkistan

    Oct 13, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #12

    i m from khi too…. its exciting to see a toon follower from khi as every one is a big 4 fan….
    what do u do ??

  • pak-toon

    Oct 13, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #13

    lol no ways man! i thought i was the only toon supporter here haha. im sick of the big 4 supporters here lol. final year med student at aku. you?

  • Toonkistan

    Oct 13, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #14

    by the way i follow chelsea as well but toon has become my 1st team over the years now and i hate to love them (if you now what i mean), been following this blog for around 3 yrs now…i am software engineer by qualification and salesman by profession…graduated from FAST some 5 yrs ago 🙂 damn i am getting old….

  • pak-toon

    Oct 13, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #15

    lol dont sweat it man…never too old to support our beloved team. ive been on the blog for that amount of time too…always good to see what others have to say haha. aight man take care – hope to see you around here more often


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