Report: Paulo DYBALA won’t be included in Argentina’s squad for March friendlies

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Paulo Dybala Argentina
Paulo Dybala Argentina

As the 2018 FIFA World Cup inches closer, Argentina manager Jorge SAMPAOLI must figure out which players work well together in order to come up with a final roster of 23 to take to Russia. One of Argentina’s stars in world football, Paulo DYBALA, could be in a bit of danger in terms of being present for the summer tournament. TyC Sports reporter Martin Arevalo, who is usually spot-on with his information, reported today that DYBALA will not be a part of Argentina’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Italy and Spain.

This can be taken in a variety of ways. The alarmists will likely assume DYBALA has lost his place in the team, and they will point to the friction caused after his comments about not being able to play alongside Leo MESSI. The level-headed fans will point to his recent form and the recent injury that he had been dealing with for the past month before returning a week ago.

His absence in the upcoming friendlies in no way eliminates his chances of being at the World Cup. DYBALA is still one of the most talented players in the world. While DYBALA and Argentina fans shouldn’t necessarily freak out, this is at least a slight cause for concern. DYBALA was expected to be the next big thing for the Argentina national team, but that hasn’t happened to this point.

This might be a blow to that dream, but DYBALA’s talent should shine through in the end. Argentina will need DYBALA to play a big role this summer if they want to lift the trophy. But he will need to get in form and make a good impression on SAMPAOLI when given the chance before June arrives.

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  1. of course! what else?! he is completely out of form. he prefers to model for armani instead of training. if he keeps going like this he must not be included in the WC squad. we dont need him anyway. take tevez with you. tevez at least wants to give something for argentina. unlike dybala. he is satisfied with going to the Disco and posting selfies with rihanna. he is a failed player just like pastore, saviola, adriano and dozens of others. fuck off dybala!

  2. Big Dybala fan but Sampa is doing the right thing. Unlike previous coaches that left players out because of personal conflict and politics, it appears as though Sampa is driven by football decisions. If the guy was benched at his own club, maybe this is a good wake up call for him to get his shit together.
    We want players in form, that can play well together, and give us the best chance to win. The problem with fame is you actually start believing all the bullshit about yourself and stop working as hard. It is clearly the case here. You have to EARN your way to the world cup.
    And BEFORE people panic, a good organized 11 will beat a disorganized undisciplined group of superstars EVERY TIME. If you don’t believe me, look at teams like Germany who have beat us the last 3 world cups. They have many role players and a few great players. EVERY team will try to park the bus against Argentina. We need to have teamwork patience, and skill to crack the code

    • YOU ARE RIGHT. DONT JUST LOOK AT A PLAYERS PRESTIGE.DONT JUST LOOK AT THEIR CLUB PERFORMANCE.YOU NEED TO LOOK AT THEIR NATIONAL TEAM PERFORMANCE ALSO.

      DYBALA I AM NOT SAYING HE IS POOR BUT JUST FAIL IN NATIONAL TEAM PERFORMANCE. NUMEROUS CHANCE FOR HIM TO SHINE BUT JUST FAIL WITH ONLY 1 ASSIST VS SINGAPORE.LOOK AT THE MATCH VS NIGERIA LAST TIME ,IT IS VERY DISAPPOINT THAT A JUVENTUS NO 10 NEVER HELP HIS TEAM TO SCORE. YOU CAN ONLY ARGUE BY NOT GIVING HIM CHANCE BUT SAMPAOLI GAVE HIM 10 TIMES ALREADY .

      IS IT FAIR FOR ALARIO,JOAQUIN CORREA ,PAREDES WHO SCORE ONE FOR ONLY 1 START?

      • You are saying as if messi never struggled in his starting days .. Dybala is just 24 for crying out loud !!! And if he was given as many chances as messi was given when he was 24 then well you could have seen 👀

  3. So Dybala is overrated and Coutinho is better than Dybala? Man, i can’t believe what i am reading! You are saying this based on the few games he played for Argentina under the messed up situation we where? Dybala can’t even start for juventus? I don’t know what is going on between him and Allegri but let me remind you that Dybala is juventus’ top scorer while coutinho is almost dissapeared in Barcelona. You can also see what Del Piero thinks about Dybala as he maybe knows something more than us on this.

    You say that we hype Dybala but it seems at least to me that you hype Coutinho.

    We Argentina fans are to spoilt by having so many talented players that we often don’t appreciate what we have and praise inferior players from other teams. This is nothing new!

      • Coutinho is a different type of player than dybala… dybala is a #9/winger and coutinho is a midfielder/winger … Barcelona position of need is what coutinho fit.. midfield/winger.. but to say coutinho is better is bias… dybala has had off field agent issues which juve has frowned upon… he will be in the World Cup Squad regardless

  4. Dybala is not Messi but he may be the new Messi

    Practically had we given Dybala a few chance ?
    No

    World knows Dybala is a future great
    How can we exclude him

    Dangerous sign

    A team work
    A good bench
    A good coach
    And
    Messi

    Let’s see what happens

  5. I wonder what the selection will look like. Icardi, Higuain and Benedetto are all injured. Lautaro Martinez will be there, but who else? The Correa brothers or a sudden recall for Tevez?
    Funes Mori is not back yet, Rojo is playing bad(if he is playing at all), the Garay situation is unclear. Tagliafico seems a sure bet, but besides Otamendi and maybe Mercado no one is sure yet in the backline.
    Romero is playing very few matches this season (as usual), so the goalkeeper’s place is up for grabs. Caballero (also on the bench) or a new name?
    With Dybala now out as well we are left wondering…

    Bustos, Pavon, Meza, what’s next?

    • Funes Mori is back so rojo and Mori will be surely called up garay will not be called up for sure higuain will be fit shortly so maybe called up not sure about icardi very interesting to see which midfielders and which defenders being called

    • Mercado, Otamendi, Tagliafico, Banega, Mascherano, Lo Celso, Messi, Huguain, Romero are oretty much sure, and these are almost all starters.

      I think Sampaoli is searching one CB, one Midfielder and one striker. And his second worry is the rightback position. Mercado is playing really really bad.

  6. I think if Dybala is not included in the upcoming friendlies, he wont be called up for the wc.

    If Dybala has a fine form and working well with a normal Messi, I dont think there is any team in the world can beat us. Even if Dybala cannot work well with Messi, he is still the best alternative for Messi.

    Seems like Sampaoli is trying to stop this from happening and bringing in the finals-flop Higuain.

    Argentina have always been ruined by the managers. Damn it.

  7. In other news neymar will be out till may due to a late decision to go for a surgery. Date for the surgery hasnt been decided yet. Not too sure if he’ll be at his best for the wc now. Surgical wounds wouldnt take too short to heal.

  8. This would be my team for Russia considering many young players are talented but just don’t have enough matches behind them for National team.

    GoalKeepers : Romero,Andujar,Rulli.

    Defenders : Mercado,Otamendi,Fazio,Rojo,Masche,Insua,Mammana

    Midfielders : Di Maria,Salvio,Banega,Biglia,Acuna,Perotti,Perez,Kranevitter

    Forwards : Messi,Aguero,Higuain,Dybala,Icardi

    Players nearly missed out and n case of injury : Musachio,Lamela,Pastore,Parades,Papu Gomez,Lanzini

  9. Dybala has been a member of the team since late 2016 and his best performance was his debut game vs Uruguay. In the beginning I thought he can adopt the NT very quickly but that didn’t happened whatever the reason was. In the qualifiers it was very difficult for him to convince the coach coz like any other Argentine player in the team pressure was piling on him so much, but I really disappointed about his performance in the friendlies Argentina played agains Brazil and Singapore. Against a very weak team like Singapore I expected him to score and create some chances but he was out of game.

    To be fair, this guy is very talented and he deserves to take the plane to Russia but he needs to work hard and win the trust of Sampaoli to play along side Messi.

  10. Frankly Speaking If he is not selected for the Friendlies then i dont think Sampa will start Messi-Dybala together at the WC, It will be Dimaria-Messi-Aguero combo which will spear head our attack. But Dybala should be selected for the WC he is too talented to be left out, so as Icardi these 2 must be there in the 23. They will get an exposure for the future, After WC they have to carry the baton,There s no other player who can directly replace Messi apart from Dybala, They both play exactly DAMN position, Can Dybala be played as a Creative Mdfielder?? I am not sure about that, Wish so.

  11. I think he has to go to Russia no matter what . What if Messi gets injured?? I think people forget we have the best number 10 in the world and the second best number 10 in the world.

    Fair enough they can’t seem to be on the field at the same time. I remember Italy had this exact problem with Totti and Del Piero 2006. So they started Totti and benched Del Piero . I’m saying if you have the two best in one position you pick both,start one and bench one. I know Messi is so so much better than Totti and Del Piero but Dybala is at their level. I just can’t think of who else would come close to filling the hole left behind if Messi got injured and couldn’t play. I think Dybala is the best back up possible.

        • ACTUALLY YOU OVERRESTIMATE DYBALA .DYBALA CAN SHOOT BUT HIS DRIBBLING ABILITY AND SKILL IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO COOPERATE WITH MESSI.

          AS TO SECOND STRIKER WHO MUST RUN ,SHOOT,CREAT CHANCE FOR NO 9. IMO ANGEL CORREA IS THE ONE TO TAKE THE CHANCE.ANGEL CORREA IMPROVES ALOT THIS SEASON OR MAYBE VELEZ’S VARGARS AND PITY MARTINEZ WHO CAN DRIBBLE AND ASSIST.

          BUT I THINK SEVILLA (J CORREA,VAZQUEZ,BANEGA,MERCADO) PLUS MESSI AGUERO DI MARIA ARE ENOUGH

    • Hahaha this comment is so hilarious the 2nd best no10 can’t even start for juventus also lol u guys overrate him too much who is poor until now for Albiceleste but he is talented should have been there and del piero was not benched in 2006 because totti was better no because del piero already 30 something and can’t play full 90 so he was used as an impact sub

    • How many times is he even given chances really !!! If he is overrated then damn all the 52 serie A goals might just be an illusion and the comments of del piero might be a hoax 😂

  12. Oh, God. I’m ALREADY starting to fret about Argentina at the World Cup. It will cause some difficulty in playing together if Dybala doesn’t take part in national matches – as if that isn’t enough of a problem already, with so many, especially from S America, players away from home. Honestly, I fear the total disappearance of the distinctive style, flair,and skillfulness that characterized S American soccer; S Americans playing in England and Europe are strongly discouraged from displaying intricate skills. When they do play for their country, their identity has been so diluted.

  13. This is bad these friendlies were perfect to see if dybala messi can play together sampaoli also told he is thinking how to play messi dybala together at least training together would have helped is considering higuain has anything to go with this decision?? Dybala can also be used in midfield now I’m starting to doubt in sampaoli looks like he is completely clueless how to setup Argentina for the wc dybala can also be a sub for messi or aguero with aguero as injury prone as he is u need 2-3 good sub options for him icardi and dybala should have been that option

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