LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – An El Salvador vs. Argentina 2011 International Friendly match today has been postponed, officials at the Estadio Cuscatlan tell news. Instead, fans tomorrow can look forward to the Argentina vs. Brazil 2011 International Friendly match (en vivo on ESPN Deportes). Argentina will attempt to continue its winning streak this September as Brazil will try to battle back from its recent losses against Germany and Paraguay.
Since July, Brazil has appeared in three international matches. But of the three, Brazil surprised news with only one win. In July, Brazil had a scoreless draw in the Copa America against Paraguay. Then in August it loss to Germany. And finally last week it beat Ghana.
Against Ghana, Brazil’s only goal came from Da Silva Leandro Damiao. Against Germany, Brazil failed to score early on. Germany’s Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mario Götze scored in the first seventy minutes of play. But Robindo delivered a penalty goal at the seventy-one minute mark. A late goal by Neymar at the ninety minute mark was not enough for Brazil, eventually losing to Germany 3-2.
The big surprise that made news this summer for Brazil was its elimination in the Copa America. Brazil went scoreless against Paraguay in the quarterfinals. Eventually, on penalty shots, Brazil loss, with Paraguay moving on to the semi-finals.
Coach Mano Menezes said of the loss “It’s important to keep our calm after a loss and avoid thinking that it was all negative”. He added “We improved after the (tough) start in the competition and we will continue working hard so we can reach the positive results in the future.”
Argentina, in turn, was eliminated from the Copa America 2011 by Uruguay much the same way. Since then, Argentina has been stellar. It defeated Venezuela 1-0 and then Nigeria 3-1. Against Nigeria, Argentina goals came from Gonzalo Higuaín, Ángel Di María, and Uwa Echiejile. Against Venezuela, Nicolás Otamendi made news delivering the game winning single goal at the seventy-minute mark. For updates on Wednesday’s game, click HERE.