Argentina will put his undefeated on the line in the next double date of the South American Qualifiers on the way to the Qatar 2022 World Cup against two of the most important teams on the continent: Uruguay and Brazil. On Friday 11/12 the Albiceleste will visit the Charruas in Montevideo (from 8 p.m.), while on Tuesday 11/16 he will receive Scratch in San Juan (from 8:30 p.m.). The results of these encounters can be momentous for your entry into the World Cup.
For now, Lionel scaloni confirmed a squad list that featured some surprises. Not because of bright names or unexpected absences, but because of the call to some youth who still do not have enough filming in their respective clubs. This is subject to a medium and long-term plan that goes beyond the next World Cup event in December next year.
Among the novelties are Thiago Almada (Vélez), Santiago Simón (River), Exequiel Zeballos (Boca), Cristian Medina (Boca), Matías Soulé (Juventus), Gastón Ávila (Rosario Central) and Federico Gómes Gerth (Tigre). Some also included Enzo Fernández (River), who was also included in the list of regular appointments and, it is assumed, starts with the possibility of having minutes.
But there is another of the sparrings that will be followed with a magnifying glass and may have its absolute premiere with the Major if so ordered by the national coaching staff, as he was able to find out Infobae. Is about Thiago Almada, figure of Fort that as of next year he will be a member of the MLS Atlanta United. The 20-year-old attacker is a fixture in the team led by Mauricio Pellegrino and has everything agreed with the North American franchise to join their ranks from January.
The native of Fuerte Apache shows parchments with the blue and white. He was runner-up in the South American Sub 20 de Chile in 2019, a contest in which he played 7 games and scored a goal. And he also traveled to Tokyo for the 2020 olympic games that were held this year and entered two matches (victory against Egypt and draw against Spain) corresponding to the group stage of the competition, in which Argentina was eliminated.
For the offense in this call, Scaloni has some cards such as Ángel Di María, Ángel Correa, Paulo Dybala and Joaquín Correa considering players with similar characteristics to those of Almada. It will not be easy for him to get a place on a roster of 27 footballers but there may be imponderables. In each case, ten members of the team are one yellow away from being suspended.
Among the rest appear Simón (19 years old), Zeballos (19), Medina (19), Ávila (20) and Soulé (18) They are included in the orbit of Fernando Batista, who coordinates the Sub 23 who worked for the Games and also in the Sub 20 for future competitions. While Gomes Gerth (17) He trained with Batista with the Sub 20 until last week and was even part of the team that played a friendly against a selective from Temperley. “That this happens today is good for the players and is a wake-up call for the clubs, that it is not in vain to summon and train the players for the Sub 15, Sub 17 and Sub 20”, commented on the matter the Bocce Batista in dialogue with the radio program How’s it going.
Scaloni’s nexus with the youth coaches is permanent: Pablo Aimar and Diego Placente, who lead the Sub 17 and Sub 15 respectively, raise reports of the promises that appear constantly. Dialogue is essential to shape the long-term project that is sought in the Selection.