Lionel Scaloni announced the names of the three players who will join the squad for the games against Paraguay and Peru
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The Argentine coach, Lionel Scaloni, announced the aforementioned local football (EFE / Martín Alipaz / Archive)
The Argentine team begins its preparation on Monday for the double date of the South American Qualifiers on the way to the Qatar 2022 World Cup . While the players who are active in the European leagues began to arrive at the Ezeiza site, coach Lionel Scaloni released the names of those mentioned from the local environment.
Esteban Andrada (Boca), Franco Armani and Gonzalo Montiel (both from River) are called up to play the matches against Paraguay and Peru, scheduled for November 12 and 17 respectively. Eduardo Salvio was in the coach's plans, but the muscular discomfort he suffered on Sunday night in Xeneize's duel against Newell's for the Professional League Cup ended up marginalizing him from the meetings with the Albiceleste team.
Armani, Montiel and Andrada are called up to face Paraguay and Peru
In the last hours, the initial list that Scaloni had released underwent a series of modifications. In the first place, he added defender Leonardo Balerdi (Olympique de Marseille), although then he suffered the losses of Marcos Acuña (Sevilla) and Paulo Dybala (Juventus). The former Ferro and Racing suffered a muscle problem in the last game with his team, while the Cordovan striker was dismissed for presenting “general genitourinary symptoms”, according to the statement issued by the AFA. Meanwhile, on Sunday, Lisandro Martínez (Ajax) was called to make up for the casualties.
The first match for the Albiceleste will be on Thursday, November 12, from 9 pm, against Albirroja at the Alberto J. Armando. Then he will travel to Lima to face Ricardo Gareca's men at the National Stadium on Tuesday 17, within the framework of the fourth day of the road to the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Argentina is one of the leaders of the South American Qualifiers with six points in the standings as a result of their victories in the first two days against Ecuador in La Bombonera (1-0) and Bolivia (2-1) in La Paz. The other leader of the competition is Brazil, also with an ideal score.
THOSE CALLED BY SCALONI:
Goalkeepers : Agustín Marchesín (Porto), Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa), Franco Armani (River) and Esteban Andrada (Boca).
Defenders : Nehuén Pérez (Granada), Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica), Facundo Medina (Lens), Lucas Martínez Quarta (Fiorentina), Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax), Walter Kannemann (Gremio), Lisandro Martínez (Ajax), Leonardo Balerdi (Olympique Marsella ), Lisandro Martínez (Ajax) and Gonzalo Montiel (River).
Midfielders : Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese), Nicolás Domínguez (Bologna), Roberto Pereyra (Udinese), Alejandro Gómez (Atalanta), Ángel Di María (PSG), Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla), Leandro Paredes (PSG), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham) and Guido Rodríguez (Betis).
Forwards : Lucas Alario (Bayer Leverkusen), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Joaquín Correa (Lazio), Nicolás González (Stuttgart) and Lautaro Martínez (Inter).