Wednesday, September 28, 2022

“Chiquito” Romero and a ‘face-to-face’ in Boca after 15 years

Ezeiza Photo BocaJuniors.  Javor García and Sergio Romero practicing this Tuesday in
Javier García and Sergio Romero, practicing in Eziza this Tuesday. / Photo: @BocaJuniors

Sergio Romero and Javier García are part of a group of football players who made their debut in the selection process with the 2007 World Cup in Canada.

Under the command of Hugo Tocalli, the “Albiceleste” was the last World Cup to be crowned by an “Albiceleste”, after Qatar 1995, Malaysia 1997, Argentina 2001, Holland 2005, under the “Peckerman era”.

Sergio Romero, at the time left from “Academia” with the honor of being the champion of the sixth division, would defeat “Zenies” on penalties back in 2004 and his known history afterward would take him for a week. Ubaldo Filol training in the circle, signing a contract as a professional and then making his debut in February 2007 with Reynaldo “Mostazza” Merlo against Nueva Chicago.

Three games in the first division of racing, a replacement against Godoy Cruz, who had made a scheduled trip to the Netherlands to confirm his move to AZ Alkmaar and therefore a pre-contract with whom, after the World Cup in Canada, he would One would be a football player from a European body. It will be a springboard for the “Old Continent”, at the time of Blanquiceleste SA, managed by Fernando De Tomaso.

U20 World Cup photo AFP .  Celebration of Romero and Garcia in Canada 2007 with
Romero and Garcia’s celebration in Canada in 2007, with the U20 World Cup. /Photo: AFP

In the Netherlands he was champion with Louis Van Gaal of the Dutch League with an unbeaten record and a very high level which took him to the Argentine soccer team and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games where he would go on to gold as the starting goalkeeper. Last three games after an injury to Oscar Ustari.

Then, Sampdoria from Italy would open the doors for “Chiquito”, who would make an adventure at the Principality AS Monaco to play in Ligue 1, return to Sampdoria and then, after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, land at Manchester United. ,

In the case of Javier García, who had been under the Racing Club, he was to make his first division debut at Boca Juniors in August 2008 with Carlos Ischia at the back, who was later relegated by Julio Cesar Falcioni.

Tigre was his first team outside the “Zenies” and then Racing would acquire him, with whom he would clinch the 2019 Super League Champions Trophy, but eventually their bond was not renewed in 2020 and Boca hired him for two and a half years. ,

Garcia in racing time before return to Boca Juniors
Garcia in racing time, before returning to Boca Jr.

The AFA included training sessions at Eziza Stadium, a tour of Canada with the “Albiceleste” national team, training sessions with goalkeepers such as Agustin Marchesin and finally three goalkeepers who would travel from Argentina to Canada 2007: Romero, Garcia and Bruno Centeno (San Lorenzo) They are part of the memories that “Chiquito” will remember with “Java”, a meeting where with a snap of the fingers he will transport them to a time of dreams and the start of their professional career.

On July 22, 2007, Romero and García would celebrate the consecration of an Argentine team that, thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero and Mauro Zarate, would beat the Czech Republic 2–1 in Canada.

With trophy in hand hugging and congratulating, both the archers celebrated and celebrated.

Javier Garcia and Bruno Centeno at the Golden Stage ceremony for the Boca player today photo AFA
A golden stage for today’s Boca players, Javier García and Bruno Centeno, in celebration. /Photo: AFA

Afterwards, one traveled to the Netherlands and the other continued in Boca, but after 15 years football and Boca found him again with his career waiting for a good result for a team led by Hugo Ibarra and Jorge Amiel. Riquelme, led by Juan Roman, was added to the Football Council.

This Tuesday, the “Zenies” social network immortalized in images of the two goalkeepers meeting while they teamed up with Agustin Rossi, along with goalkeeper coach Fernando Gayso, at a practice held in Eziza.

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