There are strong rumors that both Gonzalo HIGUAIN and Javier MASCHERANO could be left out of Argentina’s upcoming squad.
Rumors emerging out of Argentina that Jorge SAMPAOLI is expected to leave two big names out of Argentina’s next matches. SAMPAOLI’s men have two crucial World Cup Qualifying matches coming up, the first one against Uruguay and the second against Venezuela. If rumros are to be believed, two veterans on the team will be left out.
Jorge SAMPAOLI did not include Sergio AGUERO in his first list as new coach of the Argentina National Team and now appears that both Gonzalo HIGUAIN and Javier MASCHERANO will be left out. Some rumors are stating that both will be left out while some state only Gonzalo HIGUAIN will be left out. It remains to be seen if AGUERO will be called-up.
Mauro ICARDI received his first Argentina call-up since 2013 when he played under then coach Alejandro SABELLA. ICARDI’s inclusion in the team for Argentina’s matches in June against Brazil and Singapore was seen as a potential change of direction in the team. However, should one of or both HIGUAIN and MASCHERANO be dropped, it could be seen as SAMPAOLI leaving his stamp on the team very early.
Argentina’s next matches are both World Cup Qualifiers. The first against Javier MASCHERANO’s Barcelona team mate, Luis SUAREZ’s Uruguay on August 31 in Montevideo. The second will be on September 5 in a home match against Venezuela.