Former Real Madrid, Argentina, current Boca man Fernando GAGO considering retirement

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Fernando GAGO is reportedly considering retirement following a series of injuries.

The former Real Madrid man is rumored to be hanging up his boots after his recent injury. GAGO, who suffered an achilles tendon injury during Boca’s Copa Libertadores final loss against River Plate, underwent surgery and the retirement rumors have been ringing since.

GAGO, still only 32, has had a number of injuries during his career and this is the third time he has torn his achilles. He was an integral part of Argentina coach Alejandro SABELLA’s Argentina team during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

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  1. Yes, it’s a big deal River lost to a club like Al-Ain. So it makes UAE league better than South American Leagues?! Or if River had beaten Real(if Real and River had been met in the final) does it make South American Leagues better than European Leagues?!! All of a sudden Gallardo is crap and all the River players are garbage(or like some “fake news/facts factory” runners would like to call :”farmers”) Enough of such a nonsense. Argentina lost to minnows India in the COTIF; Mighty Man City lost to League one side Wigan in the FA cup without scoring a single goal, European Royalty Real lost 3-0 at home to CSKA Moskva…These thing happen, it’s football. It’s the beauty of the game.

    Another ridiculous stuff going on around here is about the goalkeepers. “If a keeper could’nt save a penalty then he’s crap!” And then goes on lecturing about “FOOTBALL TACTICS”! Levels.

      • “What? If in neirly 50% the south american teams lose in semis, the right conclusion that south american local football is weak, what else?”

        Why dont you answer?

        • “What? If in neirly 50% the south american teams lose”

          15 tournaments – 4 time South American team lose = a little bit than 25%

          such “nearly” “almost” is typical for you and prople that want to distort reality and interpret that always on their own way. You are weak on numbers even being only football stats follower.

          The case of Pity Martinez on penalties is symbolical for your propaganda:

          “this was not even big stage, but these guys cant handle the pressure on this level neither(Pity perfect example)”.

          you saw him missing yesterday but you didn’t saw him scoring the penalty
          when the pressure was 100 times higher in ’95 minute of River semifinal against Gremio when Pity Martinez scoring penalty gave the final to River (if he didn’t scored River were out). And where you were then to estimate his abilities to play under pressure? Of course far from the place because you see only the things you want to see.

          • since 2010 4 out of 10, what are you talking about again?
            “This is not the exception, rather the new trend of south american champions. ” ” Who dont see, that the south american local football is weaker and weaker year by year, only blind or troll (Gonzalo)”
            ?????

          • In first division (european club football, against european clubs in club world cup or even against asians) the pressure is much higher than in second division (south american local leagues and cups) if a team win the Serie B then fail in Seria A and relegate that team remain a Serie B-level team. or do you want to say in Serie B the pressure is bigger than in Seria A? Really?

          • Why since 2010? Club WC started in 2000

            That’s not South American football is weaker and weaker. It’s just other sides of World are better and better and this trend is even better seen on few last NT WCs where some weak teams can fight almost on par top NT of the world and the top teams hardly score one against them.

          • Since 2009 3 wins or Real, 3 wins of Barcelona – even in Europe the 2 teams were dominating absolutely with little exceptions (like Inter in 2010). Absolute domination when Messi, Ronaldo were there so it’s not that SA football is weaker but teams were beyond reach (mostly because of big money buying) not only for SA but also other European teams and the little exceptions are only proving the dominations.

    • This is not the exception, rather the new trend of south american champions. Why did europeans never fail against such minnows? Who dont see, that the south american local football is weaker and weaker year by year, only blind or troll (Gonzalo) And what will you say after the Kashima match? Hmmm? We will suffer again, because these local teams and players are not better than the asians. What will be your excuses Gonzalo you troll?

      • Excuses? Once again please explain me just few of your excuses:

        if Argentina U-20 won group on COTIF you are saying it’s looks like the second group much stronger. BTW you stil didn’t answered why was active during the tournament only when things went wrong i.e. first half against Uruguay. Where you were when they winning final?

        When our surrent NT is winning against any opponent you are still full of excuses, talking about the opponents being beaten by other NT twice higher. Excuses…

        When River is losing to some Bolivian club away 0:3 you are first to announce that here saying it’s really relevant and full of satisfaction. But when they are winning 8:0 the revenge you are insinuating some bribery and that the match was fixed. So again, who is full of excuses?

        When the old generation, unlike you predicted, is losing to France you are looking for excuses by naming Samapoli are Tagliafico the only guilty. So who is full of excuses?

        When River is winning Brazilian club in semis of CL you say they did that just because the same Brazilian team saved them in gropu stages. LOL. Again, who is full of excuses?

        When River is winning the final, unlike you had predicted, you are talking just 2 minutes after the final about Club Champions trying to depreciate the win. So who is excusing?

      • You didn’t explained that still. And you didn’t answered my questions about Tagliafico or Saravia. I’m waiting for your explanations. How is it they are over 21-22 and so good?

        Where are your answers?!

        Where you were when Argentina were winning all the games of COTIF tournament and why you emerged only during worst 45 minutes of our team in that tournament.

        I’m waiting for Sudamericano. There will be the same.

        • Who say they are good? They are so mediocre man, and huge problem ARG dont produce better than these guys, with such players winning WC is only a dream. (maybe even Copa). Tagliafico a catasthrope in defending against top notch (Bayern, without his penalty Ajax would have been won, against France etc) Saravia and he are limited technically, cant dribble, Tagliafico bad defender too, Saravia i dont know one good match against world class opponent is not enough

          • “Who say there are good? They are so mediocre man”

            I noticed one thing:
            I know why you are writing usually such extremal things in news threads that are already left by other members like this one. I noticed you are doing that because you fear being condemned also by other members for this extremal hate. Coward. Write the thing in current posts. Write Tagliafico or Saravia is mediocree and other nonsense.
            Now you may do that because there’s no one to react.

      • answer the question idiot, you are too coward to say the truth, current argentine and other SA local leagues are weak, and players are not NT-material besides wonder kids who maybe will be one day (Almada, 18 years old Barco seemed too, Lautaro etc.) just because your hatred against our world class players are psychopatalogical rather always lie

        • Yeah, now Barco, Almada or Lautaro. Before I heard that about Lo Celso or Paredes before you have not changed your mind about the players 100 times to finish as the one who descript them as mediocree ones.

          Chamaeleon who will always conform to situation.

          I remember you being die hard fan of A.Correa. And remember very good your words about his performances on Olimpic Games. Two opposite poles. It’s all depends on current moment wheter you will hate or praise. Pure conformity without deeper knoledge about player. Now again A.Correa fan because he is scoring sometimes for Atletico.

          Man, you have not moral spine to keep with your own statement for some time let alone to be responsible and honest with your discussion with others.

          Best prove: your emotional always radical, extreme statements ususally full of hates. Like a mad dog that broke it’s chain.

        • “just because your hatred against our world class players are psychopatalogical rather always lie”

          “Our world class players” that gave us barely 1/8 of WC. Hahahahahahaaha! Were not even able to dominate poor Nigeria defense.

          In fact they were similar to Maidana, Pinola, Enzo of yesterday. This is like things happen if you stick too long with oldies.

  2. Why some people in here
    So negative when some
    Arg players or clubs and nt
    Have one bad game not even two.
    Where is your logic people
    You can’t charge anyone or
    Club or nt based one game
    That is mad … come on
    Get real. by the way football
    Has changed over the years
    You can see it mourinho
    Used be special one
    Now he is yesterday man
    I doubt he will manage top club
    Again cose his stlye is outdated.
    Not matter what you say people
    Argentina will always have top
    club’s and top players.

  3. Armani no matter how much he good in 1vs1 or his reflection is, this guy can’t save penalties at all plus his terrible positioning, Argentina is now serious GK crisis now only Rulli getting his form back can save Argentina as Romero no more reliabile

    • Lol rulli is not even a starter in real sociedad . Only walter benitez is the regular starting gk in europe for argentina along with juan musso of udinese between them i wud choose benitez because he has the best save percentage in france n is closely behind allisson in europe

  4. Where are those players who were telling,” now we want real Madrid”😠😠

    Nd here we talk about pity martinez is superior to di maria
    Nd what about that gallardo he substituted palacios so early

  5. today we had one huge loss that we feel shame.
    we lost from nobodies.

    i don t try find excuses about this shame loss
    but i will not ignore and some other facts too.

    it can t be the one weekend some players to be heroes and world class and not even one week after the same heroes to be completely garbage suddenly.

    River plate players have prove during all this months that they are capable and good enough with all the road they did till the Copa Libertadores victory. and not only that period but ALL THE GALLARDO ERA.

    our players don t have to proof anything more to all the trolls that get happy from our loss today.
    WE ARE CHAMPIONS.

    our players left weeks now from Argentina our base and like gypsies make travel the half of planet
    (because of…. ) from Buenos aires to Madrid and after to Arab emirates directly.

    it is humanly to be tired after all this and it is humanly too to be empty from energy after the huge victory in Madrid.

    River players didn t have the energy it was needed.

    i will not accuse anybody of them and sure i will not decrease the value of any player of River just because of one bad day.

    many thousands of River plate fans we are waiting back home our heroes.
    we are without patient to see them back home again and express our love and support to them
    for the history they write for the glory and for the pride.

    they are and they will be forever heroes written with golden letters
    to the book of RIVER PLATE history.

    GRACIAS POR TODO !!!
    VAMOS RIVER
    VAMOS MILLONARIO.

    something last for those here that find today opportunity to try humiliate the value of some of our important players like Pity , Palacios or Armani.

    guys throw your poison now today because only today you can.
    say your nonsense now today that you can.
    because very soon you will have to close your mouth again
    with the new glorious days that coming for River from January and after.

      • to be honest i trust Gallardo very much and i believe he did what he did for the best.
        i understand your point my friend but i am thinking that Gallardo saw some things that make him make that decisions.
        he knows better than me and i just trust him.

        of course like human and coach he is making mistakes no doubt.
        just in total he is more than successful.

  6. Armani is such a looser, he cant save a single penalty , he was reason argentina lost to fance.
    Argentina’s future is in europe not in south america , let them leave alone and play in superliga.

    • Yup! Superliga isn’t producing greats anymore.
      The golden generation failed, Higuain, Di Maria, Garay, Mascherano, Lavezzi, Zabaletta, etc.
      Romero, Messi, and Aguero may still have another chance at WC glory in them.

      But if this elite generation failed, what can we expect in the future?

      • Csabalala
        your personal life must be so much unhappy. Heartbroken in personal life? Is the living in Hungary really so hard you are full of frustration? It’s easy to recognize people that are unhappy and frustrated and for the reason want to see also the others being sad.

        In your comments is only negativeness. You hate the others being positive. You want to fuck up also their lives. Some of your comments looks like being written while intoxicated. From there so irresponsible, impulsive and hasty statements. Are you have any drinking problem?

        You just made another excuses above:
        You are saying still “no excuses”. That’s implicate some instance I’d have to responsible. But who you are to have to explain to?
        You are saying still “no excuses” but who’s the one full of excuses still:

        if Argentina U-20 won group on COTIF you are saying it’s looks like the second group much stronger. BTW you stil didn’t answered why was active during the tournament only when things went wrong i.e. first half against Uruguay. Where you were when they winning final?

        When our surrent NT is winning against any opponent you are still full of excuses, talking about the opponents being beaten by other NT twice higher. Excuses…

        When River is losing to some Bolivian club away 0:3 you are first to announce that here saying it’s really relevant and full of satisfaction. But when they are winning 8:0 the revenge you are insinuating some bribery and that the match was fixed. So again, who is full of excuses?

        When the old generation, unlike you predicted, is losing to France you are looking for excuses by naming Samapoli are Tagliafico the only guilty. So who is full of excuses?

        When River is winning Brazilian club in semis of CL you say they did that just because the same Brazilian team saved them in gropu stages. LOL. Again, who is full of excuses?

        When River is winning the final, unlike you had predicted, you are talking just 2 minutes after the final about Club Champions trying to depreciate the win. So who is excusing?

        • So countless times you were forced to keep your mounth closed because of your failed predictions and ill will an now, after won Argentina team lost you want to feel like final winner? Regrettable guy.

        • LOL and again when no more arguments, and even get bored to lie again, again and again the TROLL start to react to the person instead of reflect on the reality, what a looser. (typical polish, Lewandowski-type choker under pressure) Man at least wear proudly the clown hat TROLL

      • And Csabalala

        see you within a month and a half on Sudamericano where you will as always looking for every our youngsters’ mistake to say us how this Argentina league is poor and so on

  7. I just want to remind to some “experts” in here that those “amateurs” who showed “the level” of Argentine primera guess what….
    THEY BOTH (river and boca) KICKED BRAZILIAN TEAMS OUT OF CL, so i would appreciate if those “experts” could explain to me the level of Brazilian league!

    • Those experts were not nowhere near here to draw radical conclusions when River and Boca were kicking out Gremio, Palmeiras and Cruzeiro. Why they were not here? Easy to answer. The fact they were lurking so long time for the one lost is best answer what category of “fans” they are and how predictable, tendencious and malicious thay are in acting. Internacional (2010), Atlético Mineiro (2013) y Atlético Nacional (2016) lost in semis of club WCs to teams like Mazembe de la República Democrática del Congo, Raja Casablanca and Kashima Antlers. Does that mean South American footbal was inferior then to Africa or Asia? I really don’t think so. Such things happen. River hardly deserved for something good today but only idiot may draw conclusions like those two guys below.

  8. Laughable loosers, bunch of amateurs, Armani definitely the worst penalty-stopper ever with zero charisma, “Betterthandimaria” the same, out of his comfort zone is zero, good luck Prince of Atlanta, at least these nobodies Armani (3 out of 4 french goals were saveable) and 25 years old farmers like Pity will never ever call in again, even this pathetic Real would destroy these amateurs with 4-5 goals easily, and some troll want these farmers in the NT, ignore them, they know nothing about football.

    • What did we learn?
      – Where was the Palacios that Real Madrid apparently want, supposedly the “future” of Argentina?
      – How did Armani and Enzo Perez make the 2018 World Cup Squad?
      – Martinez? I’ve been saying this for months… scoring against Guatemala coming from a 3 year football ban doesn’t mean anything.
      – Al Ain…. did you know who they were before? Yet the mighty River Plate loses to them, a bunch of nobodies.

      Biggest Lesson of all..
      This shows where the level of Argentine football is, both in the league and especially the national team.
      If guys with this quality are earning call ups, then our standard is VERY low!

      Oh yea…. Gallardo… No Thanks! Bye!

      • This is the truth ,the argentina primera (and south americal local football) niveue was never so low, never. Al Ain players were total exhausted after 2 more games, and they drew against half-ametuers Wellington from New Zealand. What are we talking about?

        • ” Al Ain players were total exhausted after 2 more games, and they drew against half-ametuers Wellington from New Zealand”

          What about River being still intoxicated by their CL win. You can always draw such a deceitful and tendencious context.

      • Dontbethatguy

        people like you are never commenting a word about Argentina club wins over Brazilian in Copa Libertadores. But when it comes to one single lost they want to take this as absolute point of reference.

        So tell me now where you were when River beat Gremio in semis while Boca Palmeiras and Gremio? Where did you were? WHy that games were not worth of single your word and today’s game is. Is that mean this UAE club is better than River, Boca, Palmeiras, Gremio, Cruzeiro and all SOuth America? Answer.

        River should have won that but such things happen and only idiot can come to such radical conclusions as your.

        • Because we dont care about argentine farmers against brazilian farmers matches, this is not measure, only matters the games against european top teams (who are with 3-4 goals better than top brazilian teams), but sady we cannot handle random asian teams neither, so now you cant realize it, and can live in your dream world way longer

        • This club was better than River today, yes!
          And the Club World Cup is bigger than the Copa Libertadores? Yes!
          Personally I’m for Boca but personally preferences aside…

          And the win against Gremio for River wasn’t that convincing remind you, a last minute goal got them through on against a 10-man Gremio, who had sold their best player, Arthur, to Barcelona, who had beaten River at El Monumental.

          If we were to judge by the league, Pratto, Bendetto would be sure in for the national team. They had their shots, and both failed.

          When Messi fails in the big stage, oh he sucks he shouldn’t be called up anymore, but when guys like Martinez fail in the big stage its not that big of a deal?

          • “this was not even big stage, but these guys cant handle the pressure on this level neither(Pity perfect example)”.

            LOL The pressure was 100 times higher in ’95 minute of River semifinal against Gremio when Pity Martinez scoring penalty gave the final to River (if he didn’t scored River were out). And where you were then to estimate his abilities to play under pressure? Of course far from the place because you see only the things you want to see.

          • “Pratto, Bendetto would be sure in for the national team. They had their shots, and both failed”.

            Don’t talk shit.
            LOL Pratto had scored 2 goals in scanty minutes during last qualifiers. How many goals scored Higuain, Aguero together? One goal. Having many more minutes.

          • Gonzalo

            Wait wait wait?
            So you would ACTUALLY consider having guys like Pratto and Bendetto back? After such bad showings?

            The reason Pratto scored were assists from the “oldies” remember?

          • “The reason Pratto scored were assists from the “oldies” remember?”

            LOL
            So Messi scored againnst Nigeria only thanks to Banega pass as well

            Really don’t be surprised if Palacios, Pity and Benedetto all will called up again instead some oldies

        • brazilian champion were beaten by random african club, Atletico Nacional were beaten by japan team etc etc etc, and if brazil or argentine clubs reach final they play shit in semis and win only very narrowly, on what niveue is Libertadores Cup nowadays?

          • Yeah: your conclusions Africa and Asia are better football continents than South America. Thank you for that conclusions. That tells a lot about your logic and arguments.

    • The only troll here is you. Your reaction now is best prove of that. Got your 5 minute of triumph because Argentine team lost. LOL. If you fell like final winner let’s wait some time.

      And yes – Pity and Palacios are outstanding players. Don’t be surprised if they will both got call up in march.

      “will never ever call in again” – let’s see.

      • No, the troll are you, who say that this universal looser Pity is better than Di Maria, who name the shit Libertadores Cup Champions League, who lie that players over 21-22 years old from local league are not farmers etc etc etc I said weeks before the moment of truth is coming vs Real Madid (i was too naive), at least wear proudly the clown hat idiot

        • “who lie that players over 21-22 years old from local league are not farmers”

          You still didn’t answer me how are over 23 players like Saravia or Tagliafico to this category?

          What about all the shits you’ve said about Tagliafico before he went to Europe? How is that he is so good there? How is that Saravia performed so good in NT being 25?

      • and dont be surprised if with these players ARG will be a big failure in Copa (the final will be only a dream, if Messi dont save these amateurs asses, and ofc you will blame Messi over and over and over again, LOL clown troll)

        • BTW

          I didn’t said Pity is better than Di Maria but now I may admit he is (better crossing, better passing). He is better than Di Maria thesedays just like many others: Cervi, De Paul, J.Correa even A.Correa. It’s not really hard to be better than Di Maria currently.

          • better passing? LOL, Di Maria gives 3-4 times more assists then this limited slow guy, if he is so good why only Atlanta want him? because he is shit, pure shit, 15 million euros? For Di Maria top clubs paid over 200 million euros Mr Troll

            Btw how many times Gonzalo outran or outpaced the defenders with the ball, NONE, they guy is simply not fast, he tried to be a playmaker and played like a playmaker, but his passing is so unprecise, yes he has some vision, but accuracy is zero, can you imagine Messi today instead of Martinez with these lot through ball attempts (Al Ain defended like amateurs with huge gaps between the defenders) can you? 9-10 one on one for the strikers, but Pity fucked up everything, slow winger, bad playmaker (on the highest level)

          • Incredible how RIver won so much things with such poor player. Just incredible. No.10 of best SA team so poor… Was awarded last night with the Olimpia de Plata as the best Argentine player of 2018. That your words made you only more “reliable” in other’s eyes.

            So far Pity was one of our best players in the 2 NT games he participated. And even today was one of the best, one missed penalty doesn’t make him worse.

          • Maybe I should bring your own words about Quintero how you praised him just few months ago?

            Hhahaha. As always double minded shizofrenic chamaeleon. You just can’t keep with your own statements long time and always try to insidiously pretend to being right. You know why you can’t keep? Because you statements either lack of knowledge and are proven false or are just untruthfull.

          • Chameleon? Because i said he turned the game vs Boca? Dont lie again, yes he turned but we see its because Libertadores standards are even lower than a random asian teams, he was horrible even on this level, this is rather a critic of Boca and the weak Libertadores Cup instead of the praise of Quintero, as we see. 26 years old player and still plays in South America, everything is clear, useless in Europe, useless in international matches, only useful on low lewel in South America or against argentine teams, “Betterthandimaria'” and co. the same…what dont you understand idiot?

          • No few months ago you praised Quintero as the fantasstic player who took Pity place in River and mad him benchwarmer. Shoul I find that your comment?

            And you never mentioned here that recently Pity made Quintero benchwarmer. You see, always full of tendencios and false reports doing all possible thing to depreciate some players

        • Csabalala you are acting like typical frustrate or desperado, like someone who was deprived long time opportunity to feel like winner. You act like dog that broke his chain. Long time without opportunity to feel satisfaction. But actually what teams and players were depriving you these mean and low sort satisfactions like hapiness of watching Argentina league players losing? Answer: River itself and players like Pity and Palacios were making you so long so much disappointed that now you behave like hungry mad dog.

          But unfortunately that was not final of finals and you can’t feel like winner because the final answer is NT and real usefullness of players like Palacios and Pity. Don’t be surpised if the lost will not impact their chances of being called up again. Don’t be surprised if they will do good again in NT.

  9. So poor display from River! Wrong passing, poor interceptions, bad defending, horrible finishing…! Not sure, how they’ll cope against Real if they can even reach final through shootouts.

    Now pray….Gallardo!

  10. What is Gallardo doing with all these veterans. Pinola, Maidana, he took off so early Palacios and introduced Enzo. Took off Pity and introduced Scocco.

  11. I remember 10 years ago, I thought that in the next decade, the Argentina midfield would be Gago-Banega- Pastore. Unfortunately all of them have been disappointing with the NT. Such a waste. Gago is so talented, his 1st game vs France was so amazing. Hope that the new generation Lo Celso, Paredes and Palacios will do better.

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