Rumors are already circulating regarding the possible Argentina line-up against Venezuela.
Following the team’s 0-0 draw against Uruguay in Montevideo on Thursday night, the team took a chartered flight back to Buenos Aires. Argentina coach Jorge SAMPAOLI held a light training session on Friday with those who did not play in Thursday’s World Cup Qualifier. Those who did play against Uruguay took part in light exercises.
On Saturday morning, SAMPAOLI held a talk with 10 players, those 10 being rumored to be in the starting eleven against Venezuela on Tuesday. Here were the ten players:
Possible Argentina eleven
MASCHERANO, FAZIO, OTAMENDI; ACOSTA, BIGLIA, BANEGA, DI MARIA; DYBALA, ICARDI and MESSI.
Sergio ROMERO was not part of the team talk but it is believed that he will be the goalkeeper. Should that be the line-up, it means Javier MASCHERANO comes in for the suspended Gabriel MERCADO, Ever BANEGA (who was suspended for the game against Uruguay) comes in for Guido PIZARRO and Lautaro ACOSTA in for Marcos ACUÑA.
It would be the same front three with Lionel MESSI, Paulo DYBALA and Mauro ICARDI.