Argentina are the reason why I fell in love with Football. Diego Maradona to be precise. My blog name is inspired from the childhood days when most in my family believed I would be a loser in life; with some addressing me often as ‘Haradhon’ – means loser in my native Bengali language. The blog name Haradona is a combination of Haradhon + Maradona. The latter, the greatest football player of all time. Yes. The god of Football. No, not Messi.
So when Argentina landed at Singapore to play a friendly, despite a strong guess that Lionel Messi won’t bother playing, I still booked expensive tickets for this game. The organizers though were very unfair to the public. Messi was never going to come, yet they sold tickets at astronomical prizes under ‘Messi is coming’. Unless someone convinces me that Leo Messi decided to marry on way from Australia to Singapore, two weeks before tying the knot. Neither Nicholas Otamendi nor Gonzalo Higuain played and am sure the organizers knew it from day one. Even as a football fan, I had fair idea of it well before.
It didn’t bother me much personally. I watched Higuain and Messi live recently. So needed to watch the other players of my favourite national football team. Here are some of the pictures.
A great evening! And thanks Coach Jorge Sampaoli in making the team look much better in less than a months time. Fazio, Correa, Gomez were very impressive aside the regular stars.
Thank you Singapore too for this once in lifetime experience. The Singapore football team would have learnt a lot from this 90 mins of brushing shoulders with the best in the world. #BringBackThe Roar
Credits: Vishnu Nanduri for some of the pictures.