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With the Argentina national team crowned as world champions for the third time in history, just about three weeks before the Qatar 2022 finals, the calendar for 2023 and the next four years has already begun to form.
With great hopes of seeing the champions celebrate with the World Cup on the field and to know whether players like captain Lionel Messi or Angel Di Maria would remain in the team, this year an attempt was made for the matches of the “scolonetta”. . ,
It was learned this Friday that Argentina will play two friendlies in Buenos Aires for the FIFA dates between March 21 and 28, with one day and one opponent yet to be confirmed.
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In the first instance, CONMEBOL intended to start the South American qualifiers for 2026 in Canada, the United States and Mexico during that week. Ultimately it will happen on the dates of June or September.
Lionel Scaloni’s team is upfront about the first matches, it is known that they will have to select South American or Asia, as European, African and Central American are affected by their local calendars.
Within this already classic complication, it was rumored that the AFA was also in talks with Belgium to be one of the rivals in March. The fact that the doubles would be played on Argentine soil complicated the arrival of several teams.
How’s the schedule going?
Keeping up the hunger to win, the Argentina national team know they need to start building their squad for the 2024 Copa America during FIFA’s next dates and the start of qualifiers. For the time being, the agreement with Scaloni is only in words.
The continental competition of selection will not take place in Ecuador, after its federation has taken place as the venue. The United States appeared to be the highest bidder, and even without making it official, it would be the organizer of the tournament.
With his role, five other CONCACAF countries will join hands, increasing the number of participants to 16. The Copa América in this edition will have four zones of four teams, two of which qualify directly for the quarter-finals.
Looking too far into the future, it should be remembered that the title in Qatar does not qualify a team for a new competition as the famous Confederations Cup has been abolished by FIFA.
With regard to qualifiers, Argentina does not have a guaranteed ticket to be world champions, but the requirement may not be the same as there will be 48 places in the 2026 World Cup. Will be added with chances from two CONMEBOL qualifiers and a playoff.