26-man squad selected by Lionel Scaloni to represent Argentina at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

The Argentina national team has moved ahead with its plans and released the 26-player squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar this Friday.

Despite the fact that the idea of ​​the coaching staff, led by Lionel Scaloni, was to wait until Monday 14 November to officially announce the wages, broad commitments and some leaks caused the decision to change and the coach announced his 26-man selection. Friday by video.

Paulo Dybala, Joaquín Correa, Juan Foyth and Exequiel Palacios are the final additions to the roster, and pending what happens in the weekend’s games (Dybala, for example, will add minutes again in Sunday’s Roma-Torino), the four players – as teams have until Monday to adjust their call-ups One reserve per line: Juan Musso, Facundo Medina, Angel Correa and Thiago Almada will have to wait a couple of days to see if there is any discomfort in the partner’s health. List of invitees.

Giovani Lo Celso, “irrepressible” to Scaloni, has emerged as the undisputed starter in Qatar. A few months out. In his place, Palacios entered the coach’s taste and part of his process, but without many minutes in German football.

The presence of Foyth, who added minutes at Villarreal for the first time since August last weekend, was in response to the fact that the La Plata native can play in different defensive positions and that Cristian Romero and Marcos Acuna stayed at the Albiceleste last time out. , touched the World Cup. Scaloni was evaluating adding a ninth defender, and Foyth was selected. Currently the Medina in RC lens is the first choice in case of injury.

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In the attacking positions, Paulo Dybala, Joaquin Correa and Angel Correa were expected to compete for the last two spots on the team roster. La Joya, if he is fit, is a consistent number given his potential as a world star and his excellent start to the season at Roma, but an injury to the rectus femoris in his left leg makes his call-up questionable. As good as he is, he will add minutes to Jose Mourinho’s squad on Sunday, with Didi calling him up.

Joaquin has been the second centre-forward of ‘The Koreas’ for the past few years, behind his Inter team-mate Lautaro Martinez. However, Julian Alvarez’s excellent presence at Manchester City has pushed him a bit and his presence is in doubt as the Angel will have a good season at Atletico Madrid. Finally, Scaloni chose the former Estudiantes, so the CONMEBOL Libertadores champions along with San Lorenzo were among those reserved for either event.

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After naming the players, Scaloni assured the fans that “they are proud to be called in and wear this shirt”, and hoped that “they are”.

The Argentina national team, champions in 1978 and 1986 and runners-up in 1930, 1990 and 2014, will make their World Cup debut against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, November 22, starting at seven in the morning (Argentina time). Then, they face Mexico (Saturday) and Poland (Wednesday 30). The only pre-tournament friendly will be against the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday 16th in Abu Dhabi, the city where the Albiceleste will train with open doors this Monday.

Next, Scolani selected the 26 men who won last year’s Champions of America title and Lionel Messi.

Archers: Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa, ING), Geronimo Rulli (Villarreal, ESP) and Franco Armani (River, ARG).

Guardians: Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid; ESP), Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla; ESP), Christian Romero (Tottenham, ING), German Pesella (Real Betis, ESP), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica, PORT), Lisandro Martinez, United, ). Marcos Acuna (Sevilla, ESP), Nicolas Tagliafico (Olympic de Leon, FRA) and Juan Foyth (Villarreal, ESP).

Midfielders: Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid, ESP), Leandro Paredes (Juventus, IDA), Alexis McAllister (Brighton, ING), Guido Rodriguez (Real Betis, ESP), Alejandro Gomes (Sevilla, ESP), Enzo Fernandez (Benficandos POR ) and Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen, ALE).

Strikers: Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain, FRA), Angel Di Maria (Juventus, IDA), Lautaro Martinez (Inter, IDA), Julian Alvarez (Manchester City, ING), Paulo Dybala (Roma, IDA), Nicolas Consencent, IDA ) and Joaquin Correa (Inter, IDA).

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