Buenos Aires ( Associated Press) – Argentina will play friendly against Honduras and Jamaica in the United States in September, which will serve as a test for their coach Lionel Scaloni to complete the last available slot for a World Cup-playing team in Qatar. Will do
Undefeated in 32 games, La Albiceleste will play against Honduras on Friday, September 23 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami and against Jamaica on Tuesday, September 27 at Red Bull Arena, New Jersey at CMN Sports, the organizing company of both clashes.
These friendships came a week after confirmation that Argentina would not complete the pending duel with Brazil for the South American qualifiers, which were suspended in September 2021, after health workers detained Argentine players. had entered the field of play to pick up those who had failed. Follow the coronavirus health protocols in force at the time. In the end, the associations of both countries agreed with FIFA not to restart the match and to pay the fine.
The tour of the United States turned out to be the best option for Scoloni’s plans, who rejected offers from Asia and the Middle East for a double date of the friendship in September, the last window before the World Cup, as he did not want to be subject to His players to the wear and tear of an extensive journey.
Although Honduras and Jamaica did not qualify for the World Cup, the friendship will serve as a laboratory for Scaloni to define a list of 26 players for Qatar, with most of the boxes already filled.
In goal, Geronimo Rulli (Villarreal, Spain) and Juan Musso (Atlanta, Italy) fight for the third goalkeeper’s position.
Juan Foyth (Villarreal), Marcos Senesi (Bournemouth, England) and Nehuen Pérez (Udinese, Italy) will aim to complete the defense, while the fight in midfield is played by Execuel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Emiliano Buendia (Aston Villa) is in the middle. England) and Enzo Fernandez in his first season in Europe with the Benfica jersey.
In the attack, suspects are Paulo Dybala (Rome, Italy), ngel Correa (Atlético Madrid) and lesser prospects Lucas Alario (Eintracht Frankfurt).
The Argentine team, world champions in 1978 and 1986, will make their Group C debut on 22 November against Saudi Arabia. Three days later they would play against Mexico and would conclude the first round against Poland on 30 November.