With players beginning to arrive to Argentina and training with the team, there are already reports of a possible starting eleven.
Edgardo BAUZA will have to do without Pablo ZABALETA for both of his team’s World Cup Qualifying matches against Chile and Bolivia and he might have to do without Paulo DYBALA as well.
The absence of the Manchester City man will mean that Sevilla’s Gabriel MERCADO gets the start at right back. In the center back position, a suspension to Everton’s Ramiro FUNES MORI has apparently opened the door for Manchester United’s Marcos ROJO to start alongside Manchester City’s Nicolas OTAMENDI, partnering him in the center of the defense. ROJO has done very well this season for his club while playing in his more natural position.
The injury to Paulo DYBALA will mean that one of Sergio AGUERO or Ever BANEGA will start in his place. Per Ole, here is the rumored line-up:
Argentina starting eleven:
Romero; Mercado, Otamendi, Rojo, Mas; Biglia, Mascherano; Messi, Banega/Aguero, Di Maria; Higuain
Six players have yet ti arrive and will be arriving on Tuesday. Those players being Lionel MESSI, Javier MASCHERANO, Angel DI MARIA, Paulo DYBALA and Enzo PEREZ.