Scaloni presented the list of the Argentine National Team for the friendlies that are coming

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) announced this Saturday the list of those summoned by coach Lionel Scaloni for the next international friendlies that the Argentine National Team will play on the FIFA date of June, against Australia and Indonesia, and it will have several surprises for a tour of Asia.

Alexander Garnacho, who missed the chance to make his debut due to being injured prior to the friendlies in which the 2022 Qatar World Cup was won, and who was not loaned out by Manchester United to play the youth World Cup that takes place in Argentina, appears as one of the novelties of the list, which has the star Lionel Messi at the helm.

In addition, they got into the call goalkeeper Walter Benítez, from PSV of the Netherlands, and defenders Leonardo Balerdi, from Olympique de Marseille, and Facundo Medina, from Lens. In addition, Giovanni Simeone, Serie A champion with Napoli, is back on the payroll.

On the other hand, Scaloni’s list for the tour in Asia It has some important casualties in relation to the team that won the World Cup: Franco Armani is not there, nor is Lisandro Martínez -something that was already known- due to injury and Lautaro Martínez does not appear either, He will do a special treatment to recover from his ankle.

Meanwhile, the Alejandro “Papu” Gómez is still outside, after not having been in the first call to celebrate the World Cup title either.

The “Staircase” will face Australia first -rival he eliminated in the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar 2022- on June 15 in Beijing, China. Then, the world champions will face Indonesia on June 19 and in Jakarta.

These two friendlies will be the last for the Argentine National Team before the start of the South American Qualifiers for the next World Cup. The qualifying contest will begin in September: the Albiceleste will receive Ecuador and then they will face Bolivia in La Paz.

The following are the 27 called up for the FIFA friendlies:

Archers: Emiliano Martinez, Walter Benitez, Geronimo Rulli.

Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel, Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi, Germán Pezzella, Nicolás Tagliafico, Marcos Acuña, Leonardo Balerdi and Facundo Medina.

Midfielders: Enzo Fernández, Guido Rodríguez, Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo De Paul, Alexis Mac Allister, Exequiel Palacios, Thiago Almada, Giovani Lo Celso and Lucas Ocampos.

Forwards: Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Julian Alvarez, Nicolas Gonzalez, Alexander Garnacho and Giovanni Simeone.

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2023-05-27 16:58:36