Friday, November 18, 2016 Living in a fantasy worldArgentina coach Edgardo Bauza, left, consoles captain Lionel Messi as he walks off the pitch after the 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Brazil at the Estadio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte last Thursday night. The five-time world champions have never lost a qualifying game while playing on home turf, and that record will stand at least until 2017 after Neymar inspired a 3-0 drubbing of Argentina last Thursday. The chief culprit of this syndrome is beleaguered coach Edgardo Bauza. Fantasy and denial are rampant within the ivory tower that is Argentine football. Burst the bubbleOnce again, it was down to Lionel Messi to burst the bubble and lay bare Argentina’s woes.
Source: Bueno Aires Herald November 18, 2016 19:03 UTC