This year, Marcelo Gallardo heard the word “Playoffs” much sooner than normal. With the Qatar World Cup just around the corner, the upcoming FIFA double date will be in full preseason in Argentina and will not affect River in no competition but each call implies the risk of losing players due to injuries. And in this context, Guillermo Barros Schelotto gave the list of Paraguay with soccer players from abroad and quoted David Martinez and Robert Rojas.
The Twins in Paraguay. AFP.
Both defenders became important pieces for former DT Eduardo Berizzo, they went to the last Copa America and facing the tough commitments against Uruguay (27/1) and Brazil (1/2), the Mellizo once again took them into account and due to multiple factors.
In addition to the excellent level that they have been showing in Núñez, they provide variants and versatility in the background since in addition to the rear they can move along the sides: El Sicario established himself on the right wing and El Negro played in La Albirroja lying on the left and even scored a great goal against Venezuela.
On the other hand, Guillermo also called two other Argentine soccer players: Matías Rojas, Racing midfielder, and Luis Amarilla, Vélez striker. In turn, for the moment the Romero brothers, who were freed from San Lorenzo, do not appear, and Kaku Romero Gamarra is out due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
More casualties for Gallardo?
With the pass in his possession after unlocking his departure from Shenzhen, Juan Fernando Quintero He will seal his bond with River at the start of next week and if there are no problems he will be called by Reinaldo Rueda, who called him up for this Sunday’s friendly against Honduras. Thus, Gallardo will have a few days to work on the physical part of the 10.
Meanwhile, it is a fact that Paul Diaz will go to Chile, while Nicholas of the Cross (he joined the preseason after his Covid infection in Uruguay) was not summoned by Diego Alonso, brand new coach of the Uruguay team. For its part, MG will have to wait for Lionel Scaloni’s list, which in addition to Franco Armani and Julian Alvarez could call other CARP players.
Paraguay’s list for the next Qualifying date. @Albirrroja
The Paraguayan list
Archers: Anthony Silva (Puebla) and Angel Gonzalez (Porto).
Defenders: Gustavo Gómez (Palmeiras), Robert Rojas (River), Junior Alonso (Krasnodar), Fabián Balbuena (Dinamo Moscow), Omar Alderete (Valencia), Juan Escobar (Cruz Azul), Santiago Arzamendia (Cádiz) and David Martínez (River).
Frills: Andrés Cubas (Nimes), Richard Sánchez (America from Mexico), Mathías Villasanti (Gremio), Matías Rojas (Racing), Miguel Almirón (Newcastle), Braian Ojeda (Nottingham Forest), Jesús Medina (CSKA) and Celso Ortiz (Monterrey) .
Forwards: Antonio Zanabria (Torino), Luis Amarilla (Vélez), Braian Samudio (Toluca) and Carlos González (Tigres).