It was Diego Pozo’s classy performances between the posts for Colon that pushed him into contention for a place in Argentina’s squad for South Africa 2010. The tall custodian has been a major factor in El Sabalero’s recent title challenges, impressing everyone with his lightning reflexes and composure.
Starting his career with Godoy Cruz in 1995, he would remain with the Mendoza side for the next ten years before switching to Huracan. Then came spells at Belgrano, Talleres and Instituto, the three biggest clubs in Cordoba province, with his goalkeeping odyssey finally taking him to Colon and national recognition.
Although not called upon during the qualifying competition, Pozo gained a starting place in the friendlies against Panama and Ghana, and was called upon by national coach Diego Maradona in the Christmas 2009 defeat to Catalonia, a game that had some doubting his ability at the highest level. Those concerns were answered by a string of excellent performances in the 2010 Clausura championship, performances which were sufficient to secure him a place in Maradona’s squad for the world finals.