With the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicking off today and the Argentina team not playing until Saturday, coach Jorge SAMPAOLI has went with the same eleven in training.
It’s been a long road to this World Cup. A difficult qualifying campaign, a 6-1 loss which made headlines all over the world, Sergio ROMERO being dropped from the team, the cancelled match against Israel, Manuel LANZINI also getting injured and all the little things in between. However, Jorge SAMPAOLI finally looks to have found his starting eleven for Argentina’s starting match.
Chelsea goalkeeper Willy CABALLERO will be the goalkeeper, Eduardo SALVIO will be the right back and Sergio AGUERO as the front man. For the fifth consecutive day, Jorge SAMPAOLI put this line-up out in training:
CABALLERO; SALVIO, OTAMENDI, ROJO, TAGLIAFICO; BIGLIA, MASCHERANO; MEZA, MESSI, DI MARIA; AGUERO
Nicolas TAGLIAFICO, who was not even in the Argentina squad last year is now the starting left back. Federico FAZIO has lost his place in the team to Manchester United’s Marcos ROJO amd not a right back Eduardo SALVIO takes over Gabriel MERCADO’s spot.
Lucas BIGLIA looks to have fully recovered and finds his dance partner from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Javier MASCHERANO in the middle. With LANZINI out of the squad, Maxi MEZA will get a start. The front three need no introduction.