Cristian ANSALDI has been called-up to the Argentina National Team.
The injury bug continues to plague the Argentina National Team with two more players being added onto the injury list. With Enzo PEREZ a doubt and Lucas BIGLIA out, Inter’s captain Mauro ICARDI and Sporting Lisbon’s Marcos ACUNA are the two latest players pulling out of the team.
The beneficiary to this is Cristian ANSALDI of Torino (on loan from Inter). The 31 year old defender is the second left back to be called-up due to injury after Emiliano INSUA of Stuttgart made the team following BIGLIA’s removal.
ANSALDI should still be familiar with Russia having played in the Russian Premier League for both Rubin Kazan and Zenit Saint Petersburg. Cristian played for Rubin from 2008 until 2013 and was signed to Zenit Saint Petersburg for 2013 until 2016, although he was on loan to a few teams during his stint at Zenit.
Cristian ANSALDI and the Argentina team
The Torino man has 5 caps to his name for Argentina with the latest coming in a 2-1 loss in 2014 against Portugal.
Here’s the full Argentina squad:
Giovani LO CELSO
Angel DI MARIA