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Mourinho Slams Argentina Keeper After Costly Howler

Jose Mourinho Slams Argentina Keeper After Costly Howler

By David Kappel - Jun 22, 2018 09:21 AM @kappilinho

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has slammed Argentina goalkeeper Willy Caballero after his massive howler in the Albiceleste's 3-0 shock defeat to Croatia.

Click through the gallery to see images of Caballero's costly error!

The shot-stopper was at fault for Croatia's first goal in Thursday night's defeat, when, in an attempted clearance, he miskicked the ball to Croatia's Ante Rebic, who volleyed home.

Mourinho, who is working as a TV analyst for Russia Today during the World Cup, had some harsh words for Chelsea's second-choice keeper.

"One chance, one goal. Caballero in goal or myself would be the same because I would save the same as Caballero, there was not one single dangerous situation," he said.

Caballero was initially Argentina's reserve goalkeeper but United's Sergio Romero sustained a knee injury in the build-up to the tournament.

Argentina will now be keeping a close eye on the outcome of the other Group D clash between Nigeria and Iceland later on Friday. If Iceland win, they will have four points, and Argentina's World Cup would be as good as over after collecting only one point from their first two games.

Read: Ramos: Maradona is Light Years Away From Messi

However, if Nigeria beat the smallest nation in World Cup history, Lionel Messi and company will still have their fate in their own hands as they could progress with a win against the Super Eagles in their final group fixture.

Is this the worst Argentina team you have seen? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Vuyo305 Joined: 22 Jun 2018
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Vuyo305 Jun 23, 2018 07:46 AM
@Athobe lol apparently the Argentina cauch he selected this guy becouse he is good playing the ball with his feet. Those words were said by sampaolo
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smo Jun 23, 2018 06:12 AM
@vijjox Gr8 point about mou/messi. I agree with u..
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mjikisa84 Joined: 22 Jun 2018
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mjikisa84 Jun 22, 2018 03:11 PM
its football no one to be blame that ball is round
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Ntsimbi08 Joined: 10 Jan 2013
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Ntsimbi08 Jun 22, 2018 03:01 PM
I blame Sampaolo, he still does not have his first eleven even at this stage. All the two keepers are second choices in the respective teams . Does that mean there is no better regular playing Argentinian goalkeeper?
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Athobe Joined: 16 Jan 2016
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Athobe Jun 22, 2018 12:51 PM
Kona y did Argentina players played him baq passes while seeing that he is not gud with his foot thy made their bed now lay on it the main culprit was the baq passer had he cleared DA ball in da 1st place non of that would have happened
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Athobe Joined: 16 Jan 2016
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Athobe Jun 22, 2018 12:46 PM
Wat abt de gea's howler against Portugal now u talking u piss of sh!!t was there any danger on CR7 2nd goal waphapha cowrinho
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blackmeteor Jun 22, 2018 12:36 PM
Special Child ALWAYS has to lay an egg about everything........as if he's some sort of soccer God..........LOL
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downzzz Jun 22, 2018 11:24 AM
hay this argentina marn
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vijjox Joined: 20 May 2015
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vijjox Jun 22, 2018 11:10 AM
Mourinho said nothing wrong when messi's penalty was saved he just said even super stars are people so why don't also he defends the keeper as well
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Afrika Jun 22, 2018 11:05 AM
I knew he was going to make a mistake, every time his team mates passes him a ball, he was panicking and in a hurry to kick it.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 22, 2018 10:47 AM
Uyiflop vele lokeeper
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T T Larry Joined: 23 Sep 2015
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T T Larry Jun 22, 2018 10:08 AM
Why didn't players score and defend
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bandz@70 Joined: 13 May 2018
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bandz@70 Jun 22, 2018 10:01 AM
I thought it was only Bafana Bafana who depends on other teams to qualify

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