New Argentine soccer coach Alejandro Sabella Wednesday said the country’s campaign for the 2014 World Cup will start with the Sep 2 FIFA official international friendly match here with Venezuela but mentioned the team’s inexperience of playing on the artificial turf at the Salt Lake stadium.
“Yes, this is my first game in command of the Argentinean national side. Yes, it is the beginning of our journey,” Sabella said when asked if the much-anticipated match can be called the starting point of Argentina’s World cup campaign.
Sabella said. The countdown has already begun for the first-ever FIFA official international friendly match between Argentina and Venezuela in India with Lionel Messi in town.
Soccer superstar Messi will make his debut as full-time captain of the star-studded Argentina team that will take on Venezuela at the Salt Lake stadium.
When asked about the issue of artificial grass in Salt Lake Stadium, Sabella said: “We are not used to playing on artificial grass…for us it is not normal, that is the truth. Such turf is seen in only two or three places.”
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