Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Facundo Buonanote called up by Scaloni for senior team to tour Asia

Facundo Buonanote, the 18-year-old Santa Fe midfielder who was turned down by his English club, Brighton & Hove Albion to play for Argentina in the ongoing Under-20 World Championship, was today called up by Lionel Scaloni to join the old team Was. Starting next month, they will tour Asia, where they will face Australia in China and Indonesia.

The former Rosario Central’s good performances at the English club, where he partners with world champion Alexis McAllister, allowed him to start in the final stages of the Premier League, where Brighton qualified for the Europa League, with Scaloni making it 27. The decision to add in has already been called.

They are the goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa, England), Geronimo Rulli (Ajax, Netherlands) and Walter Benitez (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands).

Defenders: Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla, Spain), German Pezzela (Betis, Spain), Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur, England), Leonardo Balerdi (Olympic de Marseille, France), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica ) , Portugal), Facundo Medina (Lens, France), Nicolás Tagliafico (Olympique de Lyon, France) and Marcos Acuña (Seville).

Midfielders: Leandro Paredes (Juventus, Italy), Enzo Fernandez (Chelsea, England), Guido Rodriguez (Betis), Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico de Madrid), Exaquiel Palacios (Bayern Leverkusen, Germany), Alexis McAllister (Brighton, England) , Thiago Almada (Atlanta United, United States) and Giovanni Lo Celso (Villarreal, Spain).

Forwards: Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla), Angel Di Maria (Juventus), Lionel Messi (PSG, France), Julian Alvarez (Manchester City, England), Giovanni Simeone (Napoli, Italy), Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United, England) and Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina, Italy).

Argentina’s first friendlies on the tour will be against Indonesia on Thursday 15 June in Beijing and on Monday 19 June in Jakarta.

It will be the last time the senior team footballers meet before the South American qualifiers, which begin in September and see Argentina begin the first FIFA date window at home against Ecuador and then travel to Bolivia.

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