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Javier Mascherano

Javier Alejandro Mascherano (born 8 June 1984) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Fc Barcelona.

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Oh yeah our youth team is run by the guy who kept Javier Mascherano out of the West Ham team
Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano both arrived to Argentina at about 5:00am earlier. Will join the team today.
Javier with a delicate pass to Lionel Messi who scored his second goal thus putting Barcelona 3-2 ahead…
Watching Barcelona here and Javier Mascherano is pinging 30-yard half-volleys like a man whose last league goal wasn't in…
Losing another final with Argentina is torture, says Javier Mascherano -
Just used my powerups on Javier Mascherano on for Barcelona vs Valencia
Attempt missed. Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box misses to t...
I just drafted Neymar & Javier Mascherano on for Barcelona v Valencia CF
Scrap that, I'd swap all of our players for Javier Mascherano.
Does anyone else when they hear Seven Nation Army by the White Strips still sing Javier Mascherano to it. Lol.
I can't recall Javier Mascherano ever receiving even half the plaudits Kante has had this week. The bar is low.
Javier Mascherano made his senior international debut (v Uruguay 16 July 2003) before playing a single minute for River Plate's first team.
Javier Mascherano was involved in two of the greatest comebacks in Champions League. I believe he has performed his best as…
Chinese clubs are interested in Fc Barcelona duo Arda Turan and Javier Mascherano. [md]
"Di Maria was fouled by Javier Mascherano who later admitted: “It is clear that I did foul Di Maria "
Javier Mascherano still loves Liverpool but would play elsewhere...
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Javier Mascherano still loves but would play elsewhere...
it began and ended with Javier Mascherano getting sent off for Torres being fouled.
reveals the retirement plan of Javier Mascherano.
reveals the retirement plan of Javier Mascherano
5 big error in this match, You see? Lisen Javier mascherano he say i touch di maria not penalty *** i can't believe it
"After we conceded the goal, Ter Stegen started screaming: 'We never die, we are Barcelona!'" - Javier Mascherano
if ever you wanted proof that Javier Mascherano is absolutely finished:
Reminder: Javier Mascherano has been Argentina's best player for the last 3 summer tournaments. What a man.
Javier Mascherano misses Barcelona workout ahead of La Liga crucial trip to Atletico Madrid -
Javier Mascherano's replacement ladies and gents. Then people wonder why everyone else laughs at our club. .
"Although he may not be human, it’s good that Messi still thinks he is." - Javier Mascherano
Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano has a hamstring injury which is expected to rule him out for between two and three weeks of action.
Javier Mascherano set for 2-3 week spell on the sidelines after hamstring injury confirmed by
Javier has scored 5 goals in his career, all against his own side! ⚽️
Javier Mascherano could be out for two weeks with thigh injury
Javier Mascherano will be watching on from the sidelines when the Champions League returns. Here's why 👇…
Javier Mascherano suffered a left thigh injury and will most likely not play against PSG.
Barcelona announced earlier that Javier Mascherano has a left thigh injury and his return to action will depend on his recovery
Champions Legue: Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano in doubt for game after thigh injury.
Thigh injury strikes down...and maybe out of clash:
Javier Mascherano is doubtful for the match Against PSG as he suffered a thigh injury against Atletico. Could be out for…
Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano ended the game against Atletico Madrid with an injury in his left hamstring. More…
Alan Pardew played Hayden Mullins ahead of Javier Mascherano. Every bad thing he gets, he deserves
Ivan Rakitic and Javier Mascherano are on the bench today
and Neymar flies to Brazil on Neymar's private jet:……
Neymah flew his buddies Leo Messi and Javier Mascherano on his private jet from Barca to Sao Paulo for Brazil vs...
Come fly with me? Barcelona trio share lift before qualification clash
Come fly with me? Barcelona trio share cosy lift before qualification clash
Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Neymar flew into Belo Horizonte together on Tuesday on Neym…
: 5 players Barcelona could sign as a replacement for Javier Mascherano
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I have just bought Javier Mascherano in
Both Lionel Messi & Javier Mascherano have arrived at training ground in Belo Horizonte. Edgardo Bauza has the…
Hmm, I do miss the Javier Mascherano one... Just syllables not quite there
Javier Mascherano crucial to Barcelona, says Terry Gibson - SkySports
Mascherano crucial to Barca - Terry Gibson thinks Javier Mascherano is crucial to Barcelonas chances...
'Mascherano crucial to Barca': Terry Gibson thinks Javier Mascherano is crucial to Barcelona's chances of defendin…
Custard cream is a Didier Deschamps or Javier Mascherano biscuit. Never, ever gives less than 100%. Reliable.
Javier Mascherano says new Barcelona contract will be his last at the club
This day 10 years ago, West Ham made a double signing of Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez.
We can confirm Javier Mascherano is staying at Barcelona after rejecting a big money move to Macclesfield Town.
Javier Mascherano: Only Toni Kroos & Luka Modric had a better pass success rate than (90.5%) in La Liga last sea…
Javier Mascherano reaches agreement with Barcelona to extend Camp Nou stay by three years, says Albert Soler.
Argentina lose their 3rd title in 3 years - Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Javier Mascherano retire in the same night. Wow.
BREAKING: Both Lionel Messi (29) and Javier Mascherano (32) have decided to quit their National teams
Javier Mascherano is also retiring from Argentina after losing 5 major finals (1 World Cup, 4 Copa Americas)
Juventus representatives could next week meet with Javier Mascherano (31) in the United States, where he will play Copa Ame…
Rafa Benitez has not given up hope of reuniting former Liverpool trio Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso & Javier Mascherano at S…
They also called Javier Mascherano to ask how he enjoyed watching Hayden Mullins in midfield while he was wasted on the bench
When are they going to interview Javier Mascherano about the time Alan Pardew decided Hayden Mullins was a better option in midfield?
Remember when West Ham started Hayden Mullins ahead of Javier Mascherano? Such a weird signing for WHU
Some players with one home PL appearance for West Ham - Javier Mascherano, Marco Boriello and Marouane Chamakh.
no Argentine players in LIVERPOOL FC. Maxi Rodriguez and Javier Mascherano played for LFC! 😄
Javier Mascherano (31) got offers from Italian, English, Chinese and Turkish club. Juventus' bid is only one he might accep…
54' Javier Mascherano acted too fiercely in his attempt to get the ball from his opponent and David Fernandez Borbalan calls for a foul.
Javier Mascherano, Barcelona: "Sergio Busquets is the best central midfielder in the world - he is complete." htt…
Liverpool had a spine of Pepe Reina, Javier Mascherano, Xabi Alonso, Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres
You will never walk alone. This reminds of Liverpool of Javier Mascherano, Steven Gerrard, Xavi Alonso, Fernando Torres and Dirk Kuyt.
Leo Messi and Javier Mascherano picked for Argentina: Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino names the Fc Barcelona duo in squad…
Just used my Defensive Rock on Javier Mascherano on for vs
The Arsenal midfielder limped out of their Champions League defeat by Barcelona on Tuesday night after being caught by Javier Mascherano
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Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano faced Alexis Sanchez 7 months ago in the Copa America final and they will do it again in 4 months.
Javier Mascherano: "It’s not worth owning if you're going to always be 20,000 miles away."
BREAKING: Barcelona STAR has confirmed that he will leave the club really soon. See here -> http…
BREAKING: Barcelona STAR confirms he will LEAVE the club. Shocking news!. See Here -->
80'. . That's the end of the game for Sergio Busquets, who is replaced by Javier Mascherano.
Request, which was made so as to permit Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Ward no punishment: Following touc...
If you think we are making a big deal out of Mikel's goal remember Javier Mascherano has 4 own goals and no goal for Barcelona.
Javier Mascherano has never scored for Barcelona . Arsenal please make this mans dreams come true
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Messi petitioned to let Mascherano take a penalty.
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Fans plead with Messi to let Mascherano take next penalty so he can end six-year go... Click>
Lionel Messi has been pleaded with by an online petition to allow Barcelona team-mate Javier Mascherano to take a...
So Javier Mascherano has never scored for Barcelona, dude been there for 6 years !! how is that possible mara ?!
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Javier Mascherano still looking to score his first goal for Barcelona
Just used my Pass Master on Javier Mascherano on for vs
BREAKING: Javier Mascherano has been sentenced to one year in prison for tax evasion. [El Mundo].
Javier Mascherano handed jail sentence over tax fraud...but probably won't serve time.
SHOCKING NEWS: Javier Mascherano has been sentenced to a year in prison!
Javier Mascherano sentenced to jail over tax evasion charges - but is unlikely to serve prison time
Barcelona star Javier Mascherano hit with one-year prison term and huge fine -
Carlos Ruiz voted Javier Mascherano first. Then Ronaldo and James. Because we all know Javier Mascherano was world's best player in 2015.
Guatemalan captain Ruiz Carlos Humberto voted Javier Mascherano as his player of the year
Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano (left) goes in for a challenge with River's Ponzio during …
a rare picture of Javier Mascherano and Thierry Henry
Javier Mascherano admits two counts of tax fraud totalling more than £1million -
Javier Mascherano Handed 2-Game Ban, Cleared to Play for Barcelona in El Clasico -
Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano hit with tax fraud charges -
Neymar, Messi and Javier Mascherano messing around in Barcelona training. .
Messi's absence no excuse for Argentina - Mascherano.
Javier Mascherano admitted to two counts of tax fraud totalling just over £1million before a judge in Gava on Thursday. He admitted
Javier Mascherano has admitted two counts of fraud totalling over £1.1m.
He's no Javier Mascherano that's for sure. So in my opinion no. Just not the same level!
Barca's Mascherano failed to pay taxes
So my guy says busquet is a better DMF than javier Mascherano.. mm ok mate
oh you think busquet is better than javier mascherano in the dmf position? Im done
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique insists his side's behaviour has improved in recent times, despite Javier Mascherano's red card in the win
Javier Mascherano pleads guilty to fraud
Javier Mascherano humiliates Neymar with nutmeg in Barcelona training (video)
Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso, Javier Mascherano, Daniel Agger"Your fav 5 footballers who do not play for your team?
A Spanish state prosecutor is investigating midfielders Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano for alleged tax fraud. Alonso issu…
Can Mathias Kranevitter replace Javier Mascherano for Argentina long-term? The signs are good.
Big fan of Javier Mascherano. He's a stud.
🔁💉 68' Marc Bartra is on to replace Sergio Busquets, with Javier Mascherano now moving into the defensive midfield role.
Defenders available for the La Liga match against Athletic Bilbao : . Dani Alves. Marc Bartra . Javier Mascherano. Thomas Vermaelen
Roy Hodgson voted for Javier Mascherano to win the Balon d'or.
Atletico eye 'next Javier Mascherano' as Chelsea and Liverpool target Arda Turan: The Liga club have fiel...
Barcelona reportedly weigh up Aymen Abdennour as Luis Enrique wants CB competition for Javier Mascherano: ht…
Javier Mascherano of Argentina goes for a header with Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay during the 2015 Copa America
9 years ago Javier Mascherano & Carlos Tevez faced a relegation battle with West Ham. . They're now in a UCL final! http:…
Liverpool's Centre Midfield has gone from Javier Mascherano, Xabi Alonso and Steven Gerrard to Joe Allen, Jordan Hende…
My mate just reminded me that Alan Pardew used to pick Hayden Mullins over Javier Mascherano 😂😂
“Messi controls the game, where. others are controlled by the. game.” - Javier Mascherano.
Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano watch the NBA in Washington
Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano has poured cold water on his heated altercation with Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo during
"We didn't beat Real Madrid with our best football": Javier Mascherano referred to the pressure that comes wit...
Photoset: Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, and the ARG National Team at the Wizards/Pacers game
"We are now four points clear of Madrid. But this can happen in reverse. It's always best to think about the next game…
Leo Messi (and Javier of hilariously caught on the x
Let's have another go: Lionel Messi and Mascherano spot themselves on the big screen at the NBA
Messi, center, and teammate Javier Mascherano, right, were all smiles when caught on camera at the game.
Many of my journeys ended in the same place: Javier Mascherano. He just won't let me past.
Leo and Mascherano caught on the NBA kiss cam
Referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz of Spain, left, shows a yellow card to Barcelona's Javier Mascherano, second right
Argentina's Javier Mascherano finished a World Cup match against Netherlands with a torn *** and a concussion.
5'9 and the 5th best CB in the world . - Javier Mascherano
Javier Mascherano on Cristiano Ronaldo spat: 'He boiled over a little but it ...
Javier mascherano and mesut ozil in epic battle as beat
I have to think Javier Mascherano, in the stand at an NBA game tonight, would block a Russell Westbrook dunk attempt.
Javier Mascherano: "The sadness of not being world champions is always there."
Javier Mascherano: "We have great players on the national team and it would be a shame if they can't win a title."
"The sadness of not winning the World Cup is always there." - Javier Mascherano
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"We didn't beat Real Madrid by playing our best Football." - Javier Mascherano
Barcelona's Javier Mascherano showed which way Sergio Aguero would hit his penalty
Javier Mascherano knew where Sergio Aguero would aim his penalty
SPOTTED: Javier Mascherano pointing to Ter Stegen, telling him where Sergio Aguero would direct his penalty.
John Arne Riise has selected Javier Mascherano as one of his 11 favourite teammates ever, because opponents were...
14'- wins a free-kick in a decent area after Léo Baptistão was brought down by Javier Mascherano.
Argentina's soccer player, Javier Mascherano, reportedly tore his *** during this year's World Cup.
Javier Mascherano with 10 year old Celtic FC fan Jay Beatty at an awards gala Monday night [md]
This is the best analysis I have read on why Busquets is much better than Mascherano for Barça (from ).
Rub some dirt on it Argentina's Javier Mascherano says he tore his *** against the Netherlands yesterday"
Now, Lucho will have to use Javier Mascherano in the DM position. It'll be interesting seeing Javier play as a DM in a regular basis.
Not Busquets, No Party. . Here’s an article to make it clear why he is better than Masche for us:
Busquets out for weeks means Javier Mascherano at CDM. Finally.
. Assisted by Javier Mascherano with a through ball.
Javier Mascherano best defensive midfielder in the world stuck at centre back come back to Liverpool
There is Javier Mascherano to fill the gap
Jeremy Mathieu warming up extensively for Barca. Javier Mascherano on a yellow card remember
Always had pegged as a Hayden Mullins apologist
. and Javier are one yellow card away from being suspended from the Copa del Rey final.
Best piece you'll read all day. on why Busquets is the man for Barça's midfield, not Mascherano.
Take 10 minutes now before the match starts and read this: 'Busquets and Masche' by
Both Javier Mascherano and Luis Suarez are 1 yellow away of a suspension for the Copa del Rey Final.
Argentinian midfielder Javier Mascherano ha compared his international teammates, Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi.
Roy Hodgson votes Javier Mascherano the worlds best player in 2014 but Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are not on his Ballon dOr list.
On hand is Roy Hodgson, who thought Javier Mascherano was the best footballer of 2014.
Roy Hodgson is in the stands at Upton Park. Has nobody told him that Javier Mascherano doesn't play for West Ham anymore?
If Roy Hodgson really believes that Javier Mascherano was the best player in the world last year he should be sacked
Roy Hodgson voted Javier Mascherano in first place for Ballon D'or. That's the kind of blue sky thinking he brings to the table
Roy Hodgson votes for Javier Mascherano for the Ballon d'Or. A player he tried to replace with Cristian Poulsen
Why the shock of Roy Hodgson picking Javier Mascherano? Wonaldo wouldnt have been on his voting paper and he probably hasnt heard of Messi
Roy Hodgson picked Javier Mascherano for Ballon d'Or! England boss snubs Cristiano Ronaldo in favour of Barcel...
ENGLAND COACH, Roy Hodgson sprung a surprise with his Ballon d'Or nominations after failing to include winner Cristiano Ronaldo and instead opting for former Liverpool man Javier Mascherano as his first choice. Hodgson briefly managed Mascherano when he took over as Liverpool boss in 2010 before the…
The voting results for the Ballon d’Or were announced and Roy Hodgson selected neither Ronaldo nor Messi in his top three, and had Javier Mascherano in first place. What a football mind.
Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was nowhere to be seen in Roy Hodgson's three votes for the award as the England boss instead picked Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano for the gong.
LOL. Roy Hodgson voted Javier Mascherano as the worlds best player!
Roy Hodgson did not vote for Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.His choices were Javier Mascherano,Phillip Lahm and Manuel Neuer.
Too My football loving friends and England fans too. Roy Hodgson thinks Javier Mascherano is a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo :D say no more LOL
A true master of judging talent, Roy Hodgson voted for Javier Mascherano as his Ballon D'Or winner. Kinda glad that guy isn't in charge of all football decisions regarding my country. On a totally unrelated topic, good luck to England's new superstar lone striker, Phil Jones. Keeping Rickie Lambert out the team.
Revealed,Roy Hodgson voted for Javier Mascherano instead of Ronaldo or Messi as being the best player 2014,huh
Once more on Monday night, they were crowned as the best two players in football - despite the World Cup providing the greatest advertisement to the modern game. It also served as an example as to why both still have some way to go to reach the pinnacle of the sport. Ronaldo – albeit carrying an injury – was a shadow of himself in Brazil, while Messi started superbly but saw his form fall away when Argentina needed it most in the latter stages. The likes of Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller and Philipp Lahm had fantastic personal tournaments, as well as great calendar years with Bayern Munich, and also delivered the silverware in the greatest competition of them all. But that mattered not come Ballon d’Or time. When did the World Cup become so meaningless in the minds of the football masses? How did that pulsating month in Brazil come to be so quickly forgotten amidst a sea of La Liga hat-tricks? England coach Roy Hodgson was widely lambasted on social media for selecting Javier Mascherano as his number o ...
Roy Hodgson voted Javier Mascherano as the world best player in 2014. time to see ophthalmologist Mr. Hodgson.
Roy Hodgson's No 1 Ballon d'Or pick was Javier Mascherano. Lahm and Neuer two and three.
Goals by Rodrigo Palacio, Javier Mascherano and Maxi Rodriguez led Argentina to a 3-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago
XAVI: "In first place I would have Leo, second Phillip Lahm, and third Javier Mascherano" . SHEY UNA SEE SAY THIS BRODA HEAD NO CORRECT?
Javier Mascherano: "The competition has been good for Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi."
Javier Mascherano and Sergio Aguero 'bored' by their Argentina team-mates - Daily Mail
Javier Mascherano was happy to mark his return to West Ham United with a victory for Argentina
Argentina's Lionel Messi casts a dejected figure with his Golden Ball award alongside Golden Glove winner Manuel Neuer. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images Lionel Messi has won the Fifa Golden Ball as the best player of World Cup 2014. Messi, who won four man of the match awards throughout the tournament but did not influence the final against Germany in Rio de Janeiro in the way that he would have liked, was chosen from a 10-player list of candidates who were announced on the eve of the final, with seven of the nominees coming from the finalists, Argentina and Germany. His man of the match performances came early in the competition against Switzerland, Nigeria, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Aside from Messi, Argentina had two nominees – Ángel di María and Javier Mascherano. Germany provided four candidates: Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos, Philipp Lahm and Thomas Müller. Neymar was the only candidate from Brazil on the list, which was selected by Fifa’s technical study group of coaching analysts. Arjen Ro ...
Lionel Messi misses out on another award as Javier Mascherano is named ... - Daily Mail: Daily Ma...
Profiles of 23-man Ballon d'Or shortlist, including something you might not (want to) know about Javier Mascherano:
Cristiano Ronaldo with an INSANE skill against Javier Mascherano.
javier mascherano would be a great buy ! Do all the dog work allowing the midfield to flourish
Alan Pardew played Hayden Mullins over Javier Mascherano. I swear to god that deserves a knighthood for courage
Mad Masch laughs off Messi critics - KickOff
“My goal is to end my European career at Barca. When my contract ends I’ll be 34 maybe time to look for something else.”. — J…
Lionel Messi criticism has been excessive, says team-mate Javier Mascherano
Luis Enrique talking to Javier Mascherano during the game against PSG
Leo Messi, Neymar and Javier Mascherano's kits in Fc Barcelona's dressing-room,
Javier Mascherano has leapt to the defence of team-mate Lionel Messi, believing criticism of the superstar forward has been excessive.
Former West Ham player Hayden Mullins is captain here at Notts County. He's better than Javier Mascherano you know
Javier Mascherano: Criticism of Lionel Messi has been excessive
Lionel Messi criticism has been excessive says Barcelona and Argentina team ... - Daily Mail
Javier "My intention is to finish my career in Europe, at the club.".
Javier Mascherano laughs off criticism of Lionel Messi, saying "It's practically impossible to see him play...
Barcelona star Javier Mascherano says criticism levelled at team-mate Lionel Messi is excessive
S/milege getting Sasaki Rikako is like West Ham getting Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano back in the day
United are se to launch a £51m double bid for the Juventus pair on midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27, and defender Angelo Ogbonna, 26. [ Metro ] The Red Devils look certain to miss out on Germany defender Mats Hummels, 25, but could turn their attentions to his Borussia Dortmund team-mate Neven Subotic, also 25. [ Daily Mirror ] Manchester United striker Robin van Persie says manager Louis van Gaal wants the team to "be more Dutch" to improve their form. [ Independent ] United winger Angel Di Maria says he wants to end his career at Argentine club Rosario Central - along with international team-mates Javier Mascherano and Ezequiel Lavezzi. [ Independent ] Ex - Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says Manchester City fans are failing to offer their team the necessary support on big European nights. [ Daily Mail ]
Manchester United are looking into the possibility of bringing former centre-back Gerard Pique back to Old Trafford in January. The Spain international left the Red Devils to rejoin his boyhood club Barcelona in May 2008 for £5miilion, but according to the Express, United are hoping to lure him back to England for a second time. After being a regular for the La Liga giants in his 6 full seasons there, Pique is now less of a guarantee on new manager’s Luis Enrique’s team sheet, with Javier Mascherano and summer acquisition Jeremy Mathieu appearing to be the first-choice centre-back pairing this term. Signing a world-class defender is certainly United boss Louis van Gaal’s priority when the transfer window re-opens in the New Year, and Pique would undoubtedly fit the bill. Since his return to the Nou Camp, the 27-year-old has picked up 4 La Liga titles and 2 Champions League trophies with the Catalan side, as well as 1 European Championships and 1 World Cup with Spain. Pique only signed a new 5-year ...
Tonight, Javier Mascherano completed 100% of his 73 passes for Barcelona.
Alex Song: "After I knew West Ham were interested I spoke to Javier Mascherano, he gave me good news about the club.". !!!
England want Jack Wilshere to become their Andrea Pirlo AND Javier Mascherano
Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere plans to study the likes of Andrea Pirlo and Javier Mascherano to refine his skills
I can think of one. It involved Joe Cole and Roy Hodgson and Javier Mascherano.
Javier Mascherano backs Lionel Messi to bounce back after World Cup disappointment: Barcelona midfielder say h...
Lionel Messi movie:. Watch official trailer for new film featuring Johan Cruyff and Javier Mascherano
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Football's governing body Fifa has launched an investigation into concussions in the game after a string of high-profile incidents. The recent World Cup in Brazil was punctuated by a string of concussions, those suffered by Alvaro Pereira, Javier Mascherano and Christoph Kramer - the latter in the tournament's final - the most notable. With no set guidelines in place, all three played on in their games, although Mascherano was the only one not to subsequently be forced off. That led to criticism of the game's governing body, who have now revealed measures are being taken to boost their understanding of such issues. A statement read: "As well as prevention, determining the most appropriate medical treatment for footballers after head injuries is also crucial. "With this in mind, researchers from University-Hospital Zurich's Clinic of Neurology and Zurich's Schulthess Clinic have launched a collaborative project with Fifa and have defined the initial factors needed to determine exactly when a player should ...
Arsenal are understood to have accepted a £15 million offer for captain Thomas Vermaelen from Barcelona. The Catalan club have already signed Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia this summer in a £20 million deal to strengthen their defence and now they have opted to sign another central defender to help improve the defence of a team that conceded seven goals more than eventual champions Atletico Madrid, despite scoring 23 goals more. That is a small margin of error that led to Barcelona losing the title on the final day as they could only draw with the eventual champions, when a win would have been enough to earn them the title. Barcelona have long neglected their defence, with Javier Mascherano showing what a formidable player he can be when played in midfield during this summer’s World Cup, when Barcelona have chosen to play him out of position in central defence. The deal appears to be a good one for Arsenal, given that Vermaelen wants to leave because he cannot force his way into the first team, and his ...
Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool FC 's summer transfer dealings shows the lure of Anfield is strong – despite Luis Suarez's desire to move on. The prolific Uruguayan striker opted to make the switch to Barcelona for £75million. The Reds have also been unable to cling on to the likes of Xabi Alonso, Javier Mascherano and Fernando Torres over the past five years. However, the manager is unconcerned and says the reality is that Suarez was never going to stay at Anfield in the long-term. “It’s more than football. It’s a social aspect where these players come in from South America and the like and they are not going to set up camp for too long,” Rodgers said. “They see it as a pathway back to their own country. Luis had his time here, it was great and then he has looked to move on. He will be in Spain for a time and then end up back in South America. “The big clubs will always lose big players at some point. It’s not due to any lack of ambition – we showed that last season with how we kept ...
Javier Mascherano: Alexis Sanchez asked me should I move to Liverpool, I told him "they aren't the team they used to be…
Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano donated their entire $500k bonus to a Cancer Hospital.
2014 World Cup Day 14 ]Emmanuel Emenike of Nigeria is challenged by Javier Mascherano of Argentina - Hi_story
You know what else is laughable? Just avoiding relegation with Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano
I have compiled 18 Top-11 lists from all over the world in order to get to something like the "ultimate" team of the tournament. The result is pretty clear; with the exception of the fourth defender position all players that made the final team secured their spot by a wide margin.   Ultimate Top-11 of FIFA World Cup 2014   G: Manuel Neuer (GER) D: Mats Hummels (GER), Philip Lahm (GER), Ron Vlaar (NED), Ezequiel Garay (ARG) M: James Rodriguez (COL), Arjen Robben (NED), Toni Kroos (GER), Javier Mascherano (ARG) F: Thomas Müller (GER), Lionel Messi (ARG)   Subs: G: Tim Howard (USA) D: Daley Blind (NED), Stefan de Vrij (NED), Thiago Silva (BRA), Marcos Rojo (ARG) M: Bastian Schweinsteiger (GER), Angel Di Maria (ARG), Juan Cuadrado (COL), Oscar (BRA) F: Neymar (BRA), Karim Benzema (FRA)     Some Fun FactsColombia's James Rodriguez appears on all but one (The Independent) Top-11 lists. He got the most votes of all players, followed by Arjen Robben and Thomas Müller.Although Lionel Messi was awarded the G ...
Alessandro Nesta on Lionel Messi's Golden Ball award: “He’s the best player in the world, but in this World Cup there were many other players who deserved the award more. “Thomas Muller for sure, James Rodriguez as well – he was the best player. But also Javier Mascherano and Bastian Schweinsteiger were better than Messi.”
English newspapers do not feel happy because of the victory of Lionel Messi named best player of the 2014 World Cup, there is a consensus that there is a star of Barcelona does not deserve it at all. Nominated newspaper "Daily Mail" 5 players are entitled to the prize of best player, and they Arjen Robben (Netherlands), James Rodriguez (Colombia), Javier Mascherano (Argentina), Manuel Neuer and Thomas Muller (Germany). Messi won the award for the best player, although he was out of sorts in the final meeting, and only scored 4 goals, all in the first round only.
Lionel Messi was voted the player of the World Cup in controversial circumstances. Here's FIVE players that deserved the Golden Ball above the Argentina skipper. Join William Hill and get a free £25 matched bet! 1) James Rodriguez How good was this man? The No.1 contender for the Golden Ball. He was brilliant in every game he played and scored in every game he played. Most goals. The best goal. Should it have been in doubt? James Rodriguez of Colombia (Getty) 2) Arjen Robben Playing the best football of his career, this man was fantastic for the Netherlands. A couple of brilliant goals, hundreds of mazy runs and inspired his team to a more than decent tournament. Top class! Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben (Getty) 3) Javier Mascherano Messi wasn't even the best player in his team. He was good, but not at the consistent level of Javier Mascherano. There's no way Argentina would have made it to the final without him. Inspirational. Argentina's midfielder Javier Mascherano (Getty) 4) Thomas Muller Does thi ...
Official: Javier Mascherano to terrorize opposition attackers until 2018!
FIVE PLAYERS MORE DESERVING OF THE GOLDEN BALL James Rodriguez (Colombia) - Despite playing just five games at the tournament, the Monaco forward scored six times and picked up the Golden Boot award. Thomas Muller (Germany) - Again a standout at a major tournament, he found the net on five occasions and was a constant threat for the eventual winners. Javier Mascherano (Argentina) - Different class in the middle of midfield as he took each game, particularly in the knockout stages, by the scruff of the neck and roared the South Americans on. Completed the most tackles of anyone at the World Cup. Manuel Neuer (Germany) - Hugo Lloris, beware. This man is the very definition of a sweeper-keeper. Barely put a foot wrong all tournament with a string of top saves and bossed his area like no other. Arjen Robben (Holland) - Although there were simulation antics, Robben's poise in possession and potency in front of goal were deciding factors in Louis van Gaal's team finishing third.
The BIG things Arsenal boss MUST learn from World Cup? That’s it Arsenal fans! The World Cup is over and we have nearly a month to wait before our Gunners are back in serious action. Arsene Wenger will be heading back from Brazil where he has been on pundit duty for French TV, and we are all hoping that the Frenchman is going to get down to some transfer business in the coming weeks, but what has Wenger learned from the World Cup? Hopefully, the performance of Javier Mascherano has convinced the Prof that having a top quality defensive midfielder is quite handy. Unfortunately the Gunners have no chance of getting him, but we surely need someone like him. At least we can feel better about not signing Higuain for a king’d ransom last summer. The fact that Germany left Per Mertesacker out of the starting line-up again should also suggest to Wenger that he needs to sign a replacement for the giant German, not some player to provide cover. Mats Hummels would not be a bad choice. Our BFG reads the game as w ...
Javier Mascherano, Liverpool 2010. 5.81 tackles per 90. This shape is like the axe Nicholson used in The Shining
Javier Mascherano says the Argentina team are heroes, the term hero is thrown about far too loosely! Heroes save kids not kick around a ball
RIO DE JANEIRO: It says everything of Argentina’s World Cup that should they go on to beat Germany in Sunday’s final in Rio, many expect Javier Mascherano, not Lionel Messi to be crowned the tournament’s best player. Mascherano’s last-ditch tackle to prevent Arjen Robben from putting the Netherlands into the final at Argentina’s expense in the semi-final has already become an internet sensation. The “little chief” has appeared in mocked up photographs as Che Guevara and historic Argentine general Jose San Martin amongst others
Fifa has announced the shortlist for the 2014 Golden Ball, the prize awarded to the best player at the World Cup. Argentina have three nominees in Angel Di Maria, Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi, while their opponents in Sunday's final, Germany, have four. Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos, Phillip Lahm and Thomas Muller are the players nominated from Joachim Low's side. Colombia's James Rodriguez, Brazil's Neymar and Arjen Robben of Netherlands complete the 10-man shortlist. Fifa has also announced the nominees for the Golden Glove competition, awarded to the best goalkeeper at the World Cup. Costa Rica's Keylor Navas, Germany's Manuel Neuer and Argentina's Sergio Romero will compete for the prize. Meanwhile, Netherlands' Memphis Depay and Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane of France have been nominated for the best young player at the tournament. The winners of each competition are to be announced after Sunday's final. Golden Ball winners 1930 Jose Nasazzi (Uruguay) 1934 Giuseppe Meazza (Italy) 1938 Leonidas (Braz ...
Four Germany players have been shortlisted for the World Cup Golden Ball award along with Argentina stars Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano.
Javier Mascherano will bag the GOLDEN BALL of this tournament ! Any contrary or adverse persons can bet me 100 sgd. Will be very pragmatic and settled immediately after the results.
Javier Mascherano did not have a pleasant Wednesday. In Argentina's match against the Netherlands, not only did Mascherano take a hit to the head, but he says he suffered another painful injury while defending a shot by Arjen Robben.
Alan Pardew used to start Hayden Mullins over Javier Mascherano when he was West Ham boss.
It was a game-saving play. Ball would have gone in. Argentina's Javier Mascherano says he tore his ***
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Football: Once the weakest link, now he's Argentina's hero Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal feels the pain and rues the day he taught Sergio Romero how to stop penalties, sending Argentina through to take on Germany at the World Cup final Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties yesterday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate. A day after Germany lit up the World Cup with their clinical 7-1 destruction of host Brazil, the Netherlands and Argentina could not manage a goal between them in 120 minutes before the shootout. Romero - thought to be a weak link in this Argentine team and not even a starter for his Monaco club most of last season - blocked penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder. For Argentina, Lionel Messi, Ezequiel Garay, Sergio Aguero and Maxi Rodriguez all converted their spot kicks. In a matchup of two of football's powerhouse nations, two-time champion Argentina will play three-time winner Ger ...
Gbam "Javier Mascherano' s last ditch tackle on Arjen Robben in the last seconds of injury ...
"I do not want to be rude...I tore the *** that play. So the pain..." - Javier Mascherano on his tackle against Robben. A walking God.
I broke my face playing rugby once. This guy tore up his playing soccer.
That should be a good one for to cover about Mascherano and the
Is it bad that after Argentina beat the Netherlands, I feel a good deal better about it knowing this?
Great photo of Javier Mascherano's game saving tackle on Arjen Robben
"What happened?" . "Oh you know, the usual sports injury. Tore my *** . .
Javier Mascherano explains his agony after the block on Robben: "I tore my *** That was why I was in pain. I don't want to b…
Lionel Messi gets emotional and Javier Mascherano is in tears after the shootout -
Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano are on their way to the World Cup final.
Javier Mascherano says he tore his *** yesterday. Ow.
Javier Mascherano tackle on Arjen Robben as vital to Argentina as a Lionel Messi goal: The one moment of sparkling genius in an other...
Argentina is not all messi they have Romero,Aguero,Higuain,Di maria, Garay , Demichelis and most importantl…
Argentinian defender who made key stop on Robben shot says "I tore my *** on the play"
- Mascherano, not Messi, is the real star of this Argentina side. And he cannot be killed with co…
Argentina's Javier Mascherano suffered a unique injury when he made a brilliant last-second tackle on Robben near the end of extra time.
Everyone is so busy about celebrating Argentina's win over Netherlands that no one noticed Javier Mascherano made 7 clear blocks to Robben for which the Dutch could not qualify and one clear block inside the D-Box at the dead time which helped Argentina to take the game on Extra -time ! :3 For me Mascherano was the main Hero yesterday !
They knew that this chance might not come again for decades, if ever. When would they have another messiah like Messi? When would the tournament be close enough for their face-painted fans to drive to? When would they have a chance to lift the golden trophy inside Brazil’s holiest of sporting shrines? “We must hold onto the dream,” midfielder Javier Mascherano had declared as Argentina was preparing for yet another World Cup showdown with the Netherlands. And so the Albiceleste did on Wednesday evening in soggy Sao Paulo, grasping it by the digits of goalkeeper Sergio Romero, who blocked two Dutch bids in the shootout and gave his teammates a 10-finger boost into Sunday’s final against Germany in Rio de Janeiro. “We never gave up on winning tonight and my players gave everything, every last drop of sweat,” declared Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella after his squad had won the shootout by a 4-2 count after 120 scoreless minutes.
Javier Mascherano. You absolute beast. Man of The Match in the semi finals for me.
Javier Mascherano, the best player of Argentina tonight!!
For those of you who don't know, my mother has been living with the effects of a TBI for the last 12 years. It is a true miracle she survived and a gift from God. I suffered a concussion this past summer snowboarding with Beau Bishop. Although my TBI was very minor it gave me a true scare after seeing what could have happened. In last night's game, Argentina's Javier Mascherano took a blow to the head and collapsed. He was up in 2 minutes, way too soon to have been properly assessed for a concussion. I hope you all will take a good look at this as well as the other TBI postings I make in the future. TBI's are life changing. I've made it out on the lucky side. Others don't. Others die. Thank You.
To all my friends who think Argentina is a one man army, here is a small synopsis to clear your misconception regarding the Albiceleste. • Javier Mascherano; Leader on the pitch, by far the star for Argentina in this worldcup, one of the best if not the best defensive midfielder in the world. Has been part of Barcelona since 2010 and his graph is always going upward. . Has won almost every tournament at club level. • Angel Di Maria, has been part of Real Madrid stardom since 2010, played a vital role in galacticos claiming La Decima this year. Like Mascherano he has won everything at the offing at club level. • Pablo Zabaleta, by far he was the best right back in Premier League last season, won’t provide Germany the space which they enjoyed against Brazil for sure. • Sergio Augero, ask any Manchester United fan who is he and they will curse him. The last second goal against QPR won citizens a league titile in almost after half a century in 2012. One of the top strikers in the recent history. • ...
It’s an Argentina Germany final July 10 2014 at 04:25am By Julian Linden Argentina's Javier Mascherano hugs teammate Lionel Messi (back) after their team's victory over the Netherlands at the end of their 2014 World Cup semi-final at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014. Picture: Dylan Martinez Rio de Janeiro - Argentina reached their first World Cup final in 24 years on Wednesday, beating the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties after the first scoreless semi in the tournament's history, with old foes Germany awaiting them in Sunday's showpiece. The match will be a repeat of the 1986 and 1990 World Cup finals, the first of which was won by Argentina before the then West Germany gained revenge four years later. Argentina's win compounded the misery for hosts Brazil, who were humiliated 7-1 by Germany on Tuesday before seeing their worst fears realised when their South American neighbours booked their place at the Maracana on Sunday. Midfielder Maxi Rodriguez scored the decisive penalty for Argenti ...
Javier Mascherano! What a brilliant player! Truly world class. The way he marked Robben and Van Persie all together was just amazing!
I wasn't even born when Netherlands and Argentina played each other in 1974 and 1978, but I remember the 1998 clash as clear as daylight. My heart was broken as a Bergkamp stunner late into the second half (after both teams were reduced to 10 men) put Argentina out of the World Cup. Yesterday though, was a different ball game. Louis Van Gaal almost gave up trying to attack Argentina because he wanted EVERYBODY to surround the talisman, Lionel Messi. Sabella played 3-5-2 with 3-5-2. He played it safe, but for a reason, as the Dutch were always a threat on the counter attack. While Messi wasn't able to influence the game, Javier Mascherano, Ezequiel Garay and Romero at the back were the rocks of Argentina, repelling any attacks from the Oranje (that tackle on Robben from Mascherano during ET was pure class). Robben barely got 10 touches on the ball throughout the game and RVP wasn't his usual self. Lavezzi was brilliant in the first half, running all the way up and down that right flank, trying to make oppo ...
"Today! Today you'll become a hero", said Javier Mascherano to Sergio Romero before the penalties.
''Good morning!!! Country thanks for the unconditional support. Have a happy Sunday.'' Javier Mascherano
Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano is fearful of the attacking Dutch trio of Arjen Robben, Robin van Persie and Wesley Sneijder.
SÃO PAULO—It's coming toward the end of halftime at the Corinthians Arena and the big screen is showing Lionel Messi standing in the tunnel. Like everyone else within a mile radius, Messi can hear Pharrell blasting from the stadium speakers, but he doesn't look happy. Javier Mascherano is by his...
Argentina match-winner Angel Di Maria was the subject of tributes from team-mate Javier Mascherano and adversary...
Watching Argentina-Switzerland and remembering when Javier Mascherano used to be kept out of the West Ham team by Hayden Mullins.
Pass masters Posted at 09:28 The German trio of Toni Kroos, Philipp Lahm and Per Mertersacker have now completed more passes than any other players at the 2014 World Cup. Kroos leads the way on 354 completed passes, with Lahm (342) and Arsenal defender Mertesacker (299) ahead of Chile's Gary Medel on 281 and Javier Mascherano of Argentina with 278.
Argentina switches to 3-man attack against Iran Brazil (AP) — Argentina has returned to a three-man attack consisting of Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero in its World Cup match against Iran on Saturday. Coach Alejandro Sabella started with a more defensive lineup with only two strikers in Argentina's 2-1 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina in the Group F opener. He then changed to a 4-3-3 formation in the second half — a system favored by Messi — and he's continuing with that lineup at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte. Argentina will play with Fernando Gago, Javier Mascherano and Angel Di Maria in the midfield and a four-man defense, meaning Hugo Campagnaro, who started against Bosnia, has been dropped. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz made one change to the team he fielded in the 0-0 draw against Nigeria, bringing in forward Masoud Shojaei for midfielder Khosro Heydari in what could be a more attacking formation. Lineups: Argentina: Sergio Romero, Pablo Zabaleta, Ezequiel Garay, Fernando Gago ...
Argentina need to play a 4-3-3 formation, with Javier Mascherano, Fernado Gago and Lucas Biglia in midfield. And Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero upfront.
Argentina’s 2-1 defeat of Bosnia and Herzegovina in their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ debut is hardly likely to generate great delight among Albiceleste fans. That said, there are times when all that matters is getting the job done, and this was one such occasion. Those fans are likely to make a similar observation about the game as the players themselves did after it was all over, namely that Alejandro Sabella’s side were more fluent after the restart, when the coach switched from the 5-3-2 formation he began the game with to the 4-3-3 that had worked so well for him in the qualifiers. The introduction of Fernando Gago and Gonzalo Higuain for Hugo Campagnaro and Maxi Rodriguez also helped his side approach their usual rhythm. One man who saw things that way was midfielder Javier Mascherano, who was making his 99th appearance for his country. “Even though we took an early lead, we struggled to get into the game in the first half,” he told FIFA. “We played better in the second, though.” “We ...
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