Argentina’s under-20 national team, led by Javier Mascherano, will begin their World Cup campaign this afternoon in Group A against Uzbekistan with renewed enthusiasm, a thirst for revenge and high expectations given their local status. The match will be played at the Madre de Ciudades Stadium in Santiago del Estero from 6:00 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast via Public TV, TyC Sports and DirecTV.
Mascherano’s team will seek a “second chance” after elimination in South American Colombia 2023, where they finished seventh out of ten teams, leading to the resignation of the former Argentina captain. Coach’s continuation was also influenced by Lionel Scaloni, whose point of view was instrumental in reversing the coach’s position.
The Argentines could not count on Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United), Facundo Buonanote (Brighton) and Nicolás Paz (Real Madrid), who were not loaned by their clubs, protected by FIFA’s decision to omit the character from this edition. was dropped from “essential”. “For transfer of players.
In addition to the absence of three “Europbe”, Argentina will have such outstanding football players as Maximo Perron (Manchester City), Valentin Carboni (Inter), Luca Romero (Lazio), Matias Sole (Juventus) and Mateo Tanlongo (Sporting Lisbon). But they will have Valentin Barco, Agustín Guy and Juan Gauto.
Folk song opening ceremony
The opening ceremony will have a few details that set it apart from a typical World Cup.
The competition begins not with the above party, but with matches. At 3:00 PM and for the Albiceleste group, Guatemala will face New Zealand. At the same time, America and Ecuador will open their zones for Group B.
The opening ceremony will then take place with a time set for 5:00 p.m. First, Los Manseros Santiagoguenos will perform and then it will be Malambo’s turn with the participation of the Malevo group.
At 6:00 p.m., sports return with two games: Fiji and Slovakia will complete Group B, while Argentina will make their expected debut against Uzbekistan. Patricia Sosa will make her presence there, who will be in charge of interpreting the national anthem of Argentina.