There are reportedly four players fighting for two spots in Argentina’s World Cup squad.
As May 14 (the day where Argentina coach Jorge SAMPAOLI will announce his preliminary list of 35 players) draws nearer and nearer, there are reports that Rodrigo BATTAGLIA, Alejandro GOMEZ, Cristian ANSALDI and Fabricio BUSTOS are all fighting for two positions on the team.
According to TyC Sports, one of Rodrigo BATTAGLIA of Sporting Clube de Portugal and Alejandro GOMEZ of Atalanta are expected to make the preliminary list of 35 players. The other two is between Cristian ANSALDI of Torino and Fabricio BUSTOS of Independiente.
Rodrigo BATTAGLIA has never been called-up to the senior Argentina squad while Alejandro GOMEZ and Fabricio BUSTOS both played for their country under current coach Jorge SAMPAOLI. Cristian ANSALDI was recently called-up to the squad as an emergency replacement to the injury Marcos ACUÑA, although the former Zenit St. Petersburg man didn’t play a single minute.