It appears as though everything is ready for Jorge SAMPAOLI to make his debut as Argentina coach.
Argentina vs. Brazil in Melbourne, Australia at the MCG will be the venue for Argentina vs. Brazil on Friday. Per reports, SAMPAOLI will start the match with a 3-3-3-1 formation and he has already chosen his players. La Nacion is reporting this as the rumored eleven:
Unofficial Argentina starting XI:
Sergio ROMERO; Gabriel MERCADO, Jonatan MAIDANA, Nicolas OTAMENDI; Jose Luis GOMEZ, Lucas Biglia, Ever BANEGA; Paulo DYBALA, Lionel MESSI, Angel DI MARIA; Gonzalo HIGUAIN
There were some talks that Emanuel MAMMANA would start ahead of Jonatan MAIDANA but it appears as though MAIDANA will get the start ahead of the Lyon man. The other choice SAMPAOLI had to make was between Eduardo SALVIO and Jose Luis GOMEZ but SAMPAOLI went with GOMEZ.
If you missed it, Jorge SAMPAOLI has already commented on what he thinks of the team. The match kicks off at 6:00am Friday morning Eastern time, 3:00am Los Angeles time, 11:00am UK time.