Report: Angel DI MARIA to be called to the Argentina national team

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Angel DI MARIA will reportedly make the Argentina team.

A report by TyC Sports states that the PSG man will be called-up to the Argentina national team. Coach Lionel SCALONI will include him in the squad for the matches next month against Venezuela and Morocco.

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  1. Argentina squad for March friendly: Armani, Rulli, Andrada, Gazzaniga; Pezzella, Lisandro Martinez, Barboza, Foyth, Otamendi, Kannemann, Funes Mori, Acuna, Tagliafico, Mercado, Saravia, Montiel; Ascacibar, Paredes, Marcone, Lo Celso, Di Maria, Zaracho, Lamela, Lanzini, De Paul, Gonzalo Martinez; Messi, Dybala, Lautaro Martinez, Benedetto, Simeone

  2. My copa squad
    Defenders:Otamendi Pezella Mamanna Foyth Sarvia Ansaldi Funes mori Jose Luis Gomez
    Midfielder: Lo celso Paredes Di maria Battaglia R.Pereya Lamela
    Forward:Messi Aguero Dybla Benedetto Lanzini De Paul
    Gk: Romero Gazzinga Rulli

  3. I think Ivan Marcone,Guido Rodriguez, Guido Pizzaro,Gaston giminez all are same level. No one is exceptional, but all are effective.we have no other option at this moment. Scaloni should find the best one in next 4 matches. Vamos Argentina 💘

  4. the domestic players:

    Ivan Marcone, Esteban Andrada, Franco Armani, Gonzalo Montiel , Renzo Saravia, Matías Zaracho y Darío Benedetto

    IMO Armani should not be there. Romero, Benitez, Andrada, Gazzaniga are better to me.

    I also don’t think Gonzalo Montiel is better RB than Leonardo Godoy from Talleres. In contrary.

  5. I still don’t want to see him as a starter because:

    A. Fitness issues (injured in 3 out of the 4 last tournaments), which isn’t surprising because he runs himself ragged when playing for club.

    B. Inconsistency, where one game he’s brilliant and another 3 games he’s a headless chicken trying to do too much.

    With all that being said I can’t deny that Angel (on his day) is a world class player that can change a game and I wouldn’t be against the idea of using him as a backup where he can run a tired defense ragged i.e. a supersub.

    I still think that Pity is potentially the best option on the LW especially after what I saw from him in copa lib and the friendly against Colombia. There is ofcourse the issue of his match fitness since the MLS hasn’t even started yet and Pity hasn’t kicked a ball for a few months but that shouldn’t stop him from being called up to the upcoming friendlies where we get to see for sure whether he’s match fit or not.
    Other options include DePaul (better as a LM), Lanzini (still yet to regain his match sharpness even he looked good last week), A.Correa (was disappointing in the position against Brazil) and the oft overlooked Lucas Ocampos (although I think he’d make a much better b-2-b midfielder).

    • Agree with you. First give a chance to Pity (first), Cervi, De Paul, Lanzini to play once or two with Messi (Di Maria knows him enough long). Only if it will not work Di Maria should back to be starter.

      Another good thing with benching Di Maria is clear sign he will got byt his from coach that he must now fight for his starting spot unlike it was in past.

  6. this is my selection fot NT

    GK : JUAN MUSSO ,ROMERO,DAMIAN MARTINEZ OR PAULO GAZZANIGA
    DF: GONZALO MONTIEL , LEO GODOY (RB)
    ALEXIS SOTO, LISANDRO MARTINEZ (LB)
    JUAN FOYTH ,OTAMENDI , ALEXANDER BARBOSA ,Emanuel Mammana (CB)

    MF: LO CELSO , PALACIOS ,REYNOSO ,PAREDES, LUCAS ROBERTONE,JOAQUIN CORREA, ANGEL DI MARIA
    PITY MARTINEZ , LUCAS OCAMPOS
    FW: MESSI ,AGUERO, LUCAS ALARIO

    4231
    ##########JUAN MUSSO
    MONTIEL#OTAMENDI#BARBOSA#SOTO
    #####LO CELSO #FOYTH
    *********JOAQUIN CORREA
    MESSI###############DI MARIA
    ########AGUERO

  7. If the rumors are confirmed, and Benedetto is called to the NT, now ADM and most likely Leo will be there, then Scaloni is planning on reviving the trio’s partnership that carried us through the last matches of WC2018 qualifiers, which is a good thing! I always thought Messi/Benedetto Duo Creates the most movement, I really missed him in the last WC due to injury. I always thought Benedetto presence is very good for the NT. along with Lanzini/LoCelso partnership. Scaloni is playing his cards right

  8. Di Maria requires two things to be successful:
    (1) He needs a team who can win the ball back easily, as he loses the ball very frequently.
    (2) He needs someone or a few play makers to pass him the ball only when he is isolated on the wing or in a quick transition/counter attack.

    I just don’t see this Argentina team can provide him any of these.

  9. So Di Maria IN and from what it looks like, Kun is OUT??!
    He is in form, scoring and full of confidence but then again as others have stated, injury-prone and a headless chicken running around the pitch aimlessly.

    I hope he contributes and show us more scoring like that ridiculous free kick and his goal against France when given a chance.
    I must respect him for his passion for wanting and needing to play for ARGENTINA and not shying away from making it public, I LIKE THAT A LOT.

    • Let’s all be honest with ourselves. It’s a fact that Angel dimaria has been PSGs best player this year..(.Mbappe a close second) and for LEft Wing for Argentina, whom do we have that is better at this point in time? I’ll wait…. no one… not pity, not martineZ, not de Paul, …unfortunately it’s true because I would want dimaria to be a super sub but he is the best we have currently. the only other name to consider at that position and at this current time, Papu Gomez. And that’s not going to happen!

  10. No doubt Di Maria is in his excellent form but we may not forget that he is not for tournament players, always get injured in the middle and need to be back up with a young players. Agree that he is the best Left Winger available which can be upgraded into playmakers. I would rather treat him as a subs which can be a lethal and instruct him to stop holding the ball for too long and wasting with his pointless dribble. Work as a team player rather than individualistic interest

  11. Good decision. At this moment, No one can better than Di Maria In left wing position. We need him at least next two years. Di Maria(current form) is 10 time better than Pity, Cervi,De Paul.In Copa 2019, We need those type of players, who is in form. No matter if he is Old OR young. Current Di Marias form… Come on only a stupid can reject Di maria

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