Lucas BIGLIA will not miss World Cup for Argentina


News coming out at the moment that Lucas BIGLIA will not miss the World Cup after being substituted off with a knock over the weekend.

As we reported yesterday, during Sunday’s Serie A match between Atalanta and AC Milan, Alejandro GOMEZ accidentally kneed Lucas BIGLIA in the back as both players were jumping to get the ball. The AC Milan player left the match injured at half time and Jorge SAMPAOLI along with the rest of the team and coaching staff must have gotten nervous.

However, per a report by Martin AREVALO of TyC Sports, BIGLIA suffered a lumbar displacement as well as a big bruise. He is not expected to miss out on the 2018 FIFA World Cup and will be on the preliminary list of 35 players for the World Cup.


  1. Bigilia has given a lot for the team, but I would be glad if he is replaced with Ascacibar.

    Bigilia is suited for teams that primarily defend. If the opposite teams defend, there is nothing much he can do. He is neither creative nor fast. Hence I would prefer Ascacibar. Ascacibar can defend with speed and turn defense into attack in split second. Much needed player for Messi & Argentina.

  2. Europe’s top 20 players revealed:

    #5 Otamendi
    #4 Aguero
    #3 Dybala
    #1 Messi

    • Nigeria squad

      Goalkeepers (4): Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa), Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United)

      Defenders (10): Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Tyronne Ebuehi (Ado Den Haag, The Netherlands); Olaoluwa Aina (Hull City, England); Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge KSV, Belgium); Brian Idowu (Amkar Perm, Russia); Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC, France); William Ekong (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey); Stephen Eze (Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

      Midfielders (8): Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda, China); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas, Spain); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Joel Obi (Torino FC, Italy), Mikel Agu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey)

      Forwards (8): Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Junior Lokosa (Kano Pillars, Nigeria); Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo (Crotone, Italy)


  3. Good news! I believe so much in the pair Lo Celso-Biglia, no matter what happens, Sampaoli will always use Romero, Otamendi, Lo Celso, Biglia, Di Maria and Messi in his starting XI, those are the key players and allow him to switch easily from 3-4-3 to 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1. Personally I prefer to see in 3-4-3 because I am simply a big fan of Salvio and Acuna:

    Salvio—Lo Celso—-Biglia—-Acuna

    Having Acuna and Salvio in the midfield allows the team to defend higher, they also give more options to Messi when the team attack. I like to have Di Maria on the right in order to give him more freedom and that’s where he has been performing well consistently. Pavon as the left forward like Asensio and Messi swapping between playmaker and forward. Dybala, Aguero and Lanzini as the subs.

    Otherwise in 4-3-2-1:

    —-Lo Celso—Biglia—Paredes—-

    The 3-men midfield give the control of the game, Messi and Lanzini as creators. Aguero the half-9 who can swap position with Lanzini or with Messi. The 2 fullbacks are free to move.

    Finally 4-4-2 like Barca during this season

    Di Maria–Lo Celso—Biglia—–Lanzini

    • Bustos? This is not the U20 world cup..Bustos was not good against either Italy or Spain defensively and nothing special going forward.

      • So take Mercado, Biglia, Higuain, Aguero and see what will happens. And just be there till the end and not as always flee from the site if we do not conquer the world as you always predicted so bravely.

        • They’re still 10X more proven on the highest level compare to Bustos. How many UCL have Bustos ever played in? How many times have Bustos played against the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern etc.? Look, I have no problem with Bustos, maybe he will come of age in future tournaments/big clubs, but from what I have seen of him thus far, he is not ready for football biggest stage (FIFA Men’s Senior World Cup)

  4. I am strongly against taking Biglia to the world cup but with the lack of good experience def-Mids and Sampaoli’s absence of trust on young def-mids like Paredes and Battaglia Biglia is going to the World cup no matter what. Since he will play a big role if we are to win the WC he should be fully fit . Lets all hope that he will step up his game and we will see the Biglia of 2014!! He clearly rushed himself to play against Atalanta to prove his fitness to Sampaoli & Co.

    Also What are your thoughts of Mascherano being selected a defender ? Less damage than being selected as def-mid?

  5. Biglia is irreplaceable under Sampaoli although he is fit or unfit, in form or out form. Need to search for his back up and Batagglia will be good as Ascacibar is not being selected.

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