DT who has already flown to Doha cut the previous World Cup list to 32 members and traveled to Qatar with Armani.
The coach of the Argentina national team, Lionel Scaloni, cut 32 members on the previous list, which will end in 14th place in the final of 26 components on Monday, traveling to Doha to face the World Cup in Qatar. That he took this midnight, along with the rest of the coaching staff. AFA President Claudio Tapia and River Plate goalkeeper Franco Armani, who thus made another move to make it to the final list.
Fifty members make up Argentina’s advance party for the World Cup venue and, in addition to the three mentioned technical assistants, Walter Samuel, Pablo Aymar, Roberto Ayala, Martín Tocalli, Claudio Martín, Matías Manna and Damien Albil traveled with the props. Masseuses, kinesiologists, doctors, cooks and a hairdresser.
The group is also made up of AFA employees from the marketing department, press and audiovisual, administrative and other areas, overseen by leaders George Miadoski and Luciano Nakis.
He is accompanied by other football players of the delegation and a goalkeeper, such as 18-year-old Tigre youth Federico Gomes Gerth, a contrast to what happened in the previous World Cup and the fact that this event takes place like previous stages. There is no previous stage of preparation, it will be the only “bout” the Argentine team will have.
The flight, stopping at the University of Doha, will reach Argentina tomorrow night, in Qatar early Tuesday (with a gap of six hours).
The group will remain in the Qatari capital until Thursday, when they leave for Abu Dhabi, where on Monday the 14th they will hold an open training session with players who have already arrived and several players who have done so on the same day.
And two days later, on Wednesday 16th, they will face the final friendly match, six days before their debut for Group C against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday 22nd, facing the local Ennis in their final friendly before their World Cup debut. Will play (Tuesday 22nd) against the United Arab Emirates directed by Rodolfo Arruberena of Argentina.
But the most interesting thing about this Sunday happened just before the trip, after watching the performances of various called players who were “touched” in various European leagues during the weekend, and a day in which many selected their 26 fixed members. Kia, Scaloni, under pressure precisely from this accumulation of wounded, decided to reduce the initial list of about 50 components to 32.
This is how he saw, for example, the return of Angel Di Maria entering the complement at Juventus; Guido Rodriguez played the whole Andalusian classic against Sevilla and Juan Foyth and took a spot among Villarreal’s substitutes.
Furthermore, Exequiel Palacios re-added minutes to enter Bayer Leverkusen in the second half, something that Scoloni watches with particular attention, while the final study waits for tomorrow to be known which will determine whether Whether or not Giovanni Lo Celso will eventually be capable of the World Cup (he is part of the list of 32).
What was left of 32 is Lucas Martínez Quarta, who still ended today with a strong blow to his right calf, following Fiorentina’s 2–0 away win over Sampdoria, where Nicolas González did not play again, a Mildly relieved muscle tension.
The two men who didn’t see action this weekend were Lionel Messi, due to swelling in the left Achilles tendon, and Paulo Dybala, whose recovery from a tear is still “wind in the sails” and the coach has solid hopes for the cause. Keeping him in Qatar.
In fact, both will play their last match of the year for their teams, PSG and Roma respectively, next weekend.
Another who didn’t play for Tottenham Hotspur this Sunday in their 2-1 home loss against Liverpool was Christian Romero. “Kati” is also recovering from a muscle strain, but will arrive in time for the World Cup with his recovery. He was not present in the last three matches of the English team.
The roster of 32 members, which would be the last before the final 26, remains within it, although, despite Armani’s visit, it had four actual members (in one of the fifty constituents, Agustín Marchesin and Agustín Rossi, who are now left out). They and the rest are:
Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez, Geronimo Rulli, Juan Musso and Franco Armani.
Defenders: Nahuel Molina, Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero, Germán Pezzella, Nicolas Otamendi, Lisandro Martínez, Marcos Acuna, Nicolas Tagliafico, Juan Foyth, Facundo Medina, Nehuen Pérez.
Midfielders: Rodrigo de Paul, Leandro Paredes, Giovanni Lo Celso, Alejandro Gómez, Alexis Mac Allister, Guido Rodriguez, Enzo Fernandez, Execuel Palacios, Nicolas Gonzalez.
Strikers: Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria, Julian Alvarez, Joaquin Correa, Paulo Dybala, Angel Correa, and Thiago Almada.