Willy CABALLERO, Ramiro FUNES MORI and a few other names are expected to make the Argentina National Team squad on Thursday with Mauro ICARDI and Paulo DYBALA both missing out.
It’s going to be an eventful Thursday for a number of Argentinian players and uneventful for two others, if the latest reports are to be believed. According to TyC Sports, Chelsea goalkeeper Willy CABALLERO is expected to make the Argentina squad. CABALLERO won’t be the only London based or even English based player to make the team with Ramiro FUNES MORI, Marcos ROJO and Manuel LANZINI all rumored to be making the list.
CABALLERO, an U20 World Cup winner back in 2001 with Argentina, has yet to play for his country at senior level. Ramiro FUNES MORI has been sidelined for nearly a year, having picked up an injury in Argentina’s World Cup Qualifying loss to Bolivia last year. Marcos ROJO has not been included in the Argentina team as well for some time due to his injury which came early last year as well while playing for Manchester United in the Europa League. Manuel LANZINI, who has been in and out of the team under coach Jorge SAMPAOLI is rumored to be back in this time around.
The big news is that both Mauro ICARDI and Paulo DYBALA are strongly rumored to be left out of this squad which will play against Italy and Spain in March. The two (for various reasons) have not been in the best of forms (with DYBALA having been injured) and SAMPAOLI will drop them come the list on Thursday.
As we reported a few days ago, Paulo DYBALA was expected to be left out of the team and with Lautaro MARTINEZ in fantastic form, we could see the Racing Club youngster in the squad at DYBALA’s expense.