Argentine public remembers that game as the last contribution to the national team Maradona. At the time Maradona scored his 34th, and last for Albiceleste, before expelled from the tournament due to doping.
In Athens, the Greek public remembers it as the most shameful action. At that time, the Greeks came to his first World Cup with the best generation ever had, but had to go home without numbers and can not score goals.
Greece would like to reply to defeat it, but Maradona is to ensure that no empathy for anyone. He still wants to win and his team scored, so that Argentina became the most productive team.
Although no longer the determining game, Maradona is expected to reduce Lionel Messi. Barcelona attacker was considered still owe goals.
Of the two games, yet scored Messki. When faced with Koreal South (ROK), Messi nearly broke only a few times the opposing goal.
But the penalty for wing-back Jonas Gutierrez, wing-back Gabriel Heinze, Javier Mascherano and captain, making Maradona should seriously think about the back line. He did not want to be successful due to negligent defeat Argentina stained solve problems at the back.
Juan Sebastian Veron will return as the starter. He was absent when his team beat South Korea 4-1 because of injury.
Maradona had witnessed the Greek fight against Nigeria. He believes Greece will play the same way, that is bombarding the goalkeeper through long-distance shots.
He is not worried about that threat, because the goalkeeper had brought three skilled enough to overcome the balls shot from outside the penalty box.
In the Greek camp, coach Otto Rehhagel to see this fight as a chance make history a second time. Greece, according to Rehhagel, now no longer haunted by the nightmare of defeat 16 years ago but the dream of attending the first time in the second round World Cup.
Rehhagel saw his team found the same spirit as when winning Euro 2004. He believes that spirit is what is needed to defeat Argentina.
Not only that, Rehhagel hopes Maradona to make many changes, but Diego Milito and Sergio Aguero still potentially be a disaster.
03-03-2010 Greece 0-2 Senegal
26-05-2010 Greece 2-2 North Korea
02-06-2010 Greece 0-2 Paraguay
12-06-2010 South Korea 2-0 Greece
17-06-2010 Greece 2-1 Nigeria
04-03-2010 Germany 0-1 Argentina
06-05-2010 Argentina 4-0 Haiti
25-05-2010 Argentina 5-0 Canada
12-06-2010 Argentina 1-0 Nigeria
17-06-2010 Argentina 4-1 South Korea
Vangelis Moras still injured, but the Greeks believe can still play like when defeating Nigeria 2-1. Otto Rehhagel will not change the team that gave the first three digits for Greece in the World Cup.
Players Forecast Composition (5-3-2): Tzorvas, Vyntra, Papastathopoulos, Papadopoulos, Kyrgiakos, Torosidis; Tziolis, Katsouranis, Karagounis; Salpingidis, Gekas
Diego Maradona broke into the Greek goalkeeper in the 1994 World Cup. He wants to see players with the skill that is almost equal to himself, that is Lionel Messi, do the same. Jonas Gutierrez absent. His replacement was Nicolas Otamendi. Sergio Aguero and Diego Milito substitute Gonzalo Higuain and Carlos Tevez.
The expected composition of the players (4-3-1-2): Romero, Otamendi, Demichelis, Burdisso, C. Rodriguez, Maxi Rodriguez, Bolatti, Veron, Messi, Milito, Aguero
Eligible players Observed
Dimitris Salpigidis: Salpingidis be a star when Greece beat Nigeria. He is endangering Nigeria's defense throughout the game, and scored. Argentina back line might be concerned if you do not want them tarnished sukes.
Lionel Messi: The player to watch in the world's most delicious, but the goal famine. Messi goal owed to the Argentine national team. Now, Gonzalo Higuain does not exist. Expected Messi scored his first goal in World Cup even though it may be difficult for Greece to play with eight men in the back when attacked.
Argentina might have to play relaxed, because it had escaped. But they do not want to publicly criticized the world. Maradona wants his team to maintain the momentum of victory. Castro's Argentine World Cup winning matches estimate opportunity to reach 64 percent. Greece only 14 percent. Possible series 22 per cent.