The manager and the coach began to diagram 2022: the final stretch of the South American Qualifiers, the international friendlies and the Qatar World Cup.
With the classification to Qatar World Cup 2022 insured, Claudio Tapia and Lionel scaloni met this Wednesday in the building that the AFA has in Viamonte street to start define all aspects of the Argentine National Team for next year.
In addition to the four dates remaining in the South American Qualifiers (vs. Chile, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador), divided into two windows (from 1/27 to 1/2 and from 3/24 to 3/29), the national team will have two other FIFA dates and the idea is play international friendlies against European teams or qualified for the next World Cup event.
If all goes well, the Argentina Selection will face Italy, winner of the last Eurocup, on June, probably in Wembley, London’s mystical stadium, in a tribute party to Diego Maradona. There, the intention would be add one more game against another hierarchy rival. The other window, meanwhile, will be in September and immediately Lionel messi and company will meet again in November, when in the days before world start the concentration in Ezeiza.
Yes indeed, It will be necessary to see how far in advance Scaloni will be able to have the players, taking into account that due to the change in the usual date of the World Cups (at the end of the European season) this time the different leagues will be in full season and will make the stop close to the stipulated date.
The coach of the Argentina Selection stayed a few days in the country, mainly to visit his parents, and after the meeting with Tapia he traveled to Spain, your place of residence.
Next matches of the Argentina National Team: the 2021 calendar, venues, schedules and more
- 27/1 | Chili – Argentina, in headquarters to be confirmed
- 01/2 | Argentina – Colombia, in headquarters to be confirmed
- 24/3 | Argentina – Venezuela, in headquarters to be confirmed
- 29/3 | Ecuador – Argentina, in headquarters to be confirmed
* At the moment there are no friendlies planned and all FIFA dates are destined for the Playoffs.
When is the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and how is the Argentine National Team doing?
The next World Cup will be played in the Middle East from Monday, November 21 to Sunday, December 18, 2022. The Albiceleste march in the second place of the South American Qualifiers, where there are four direct spots available and the fifth has access to the repechage.
Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup
For the moment, Qatar -host of the contest-, is one of the classifieds. In addition, in Europe they also secured your ticket Germany, which stayed with Group J of the UEFA qualifiers; Denmark, which ensured the leadership of Group F; France -the current champion- who won Group D; Belgium, head of Group E; Croatia, which finished in the first position of Group H; plus Serbia, Pointer of Group A; Spain, leader of Group B; Switzerland, winner of Group C, England, who stayed with Group I and Netherlands, which finished leader of Group G.
On South America, Brazil was the first classified and in the last date it was added Argentina. Meanwhile, there are still 22 places to be defined.
At what time in Argentina will the games of the Qatar World Cup 2022 be?
At 1 p.m. Qatar (7 from Argentina), the ball will begin to roll in the Al Bayt Stadium, an enclosure that has a capacity for 60,000 viewers and that, due to its construction, architecture and the name they gave it, is reminiscent of the typical nomadic tents that were located in the Persian Gulf. Said comparison will be between the homeowner, the selection of Qatar, and a rival that remains to be known.
In total they are eight stadiums in which the world tournament will be played: Al Bayt Stadium (Jor), Iconic Stadium of Lusail (Al Daayen), Khalifa International Stadium (Rayán), Qatar Foundation Stadium (Rayán), Ahmed bin Ali Stadium (Rayán), Ras Abu Stadium Aboud (Doha), Al Thumama Stadium (Doha) and Al Janoub Stadium (Al Wakrah).
Likewise, the soccer regulatory body at the World level, the FIFA, confirmed all the hours of the group stage in host country time zone: 13:00 (7 from Argentina), 16:00 (10 from Argentina), 19:00 (13 from Argentina) and 22:00 (16 from Argentina). For the eighths and quarter finals The option of 6:00 p.m. Qatar will appear on the scene (12 in Argentina) and the 22-hour one will continue (16 from Argentina). Finally, the semifinals will be given at 22 (16 from Argentina), while final and the Third place will be at 18 (12 from Argentina).