More names are being rumored to get called-up to the Argentina squad.
Interim Argentina coach Lionel SCALONI reportedly has more names in mind that he wants to call-up for next month’s friendly matches. As we reported yesterday, Geronimo RULLI, German PEZZELLA, Ramiro FUNES MORI, Leandro PAREDES, Santiago ASCACIBAR, Matias VARGAS, Mauro ICARDI and Lautaro MARTINEZ are all set to make the team for the matches against Guatemala and Colombia.
However, per TyC Sports, there are more names. Franco CERVI of Benfica, Giovani SIMEONE of Fiorentina, Alan FRANCO of Independiente and Fabricio BUSTOS also of Independiente are expected to make the squad.
Furthermore, there are 9 players from Argentina’s World Cup squad which should also make the matches next month. Franco ARMANI, Gabriel MERCADO, Nicolas TAGLIAFICO, Marcos ACUNA, Eduardo SALVIO, Giovani LO CELSO, Paulo DYBALA and Cristian PAVON. Sergio ROMERO is the 9th player but that would depend on his recovery.
Si Chiquito Romero está bien de la lesión, algo que todavía no está definido, estos 9 mundialistas seguro estén en la lista de #Argentina para los amistosos de Guatemala y Colombia. Vía @NoTodoPasaTyC pic.twitter.com/7sGCelVB29
— César Luis Merlo (@CLMerlo) August 15, 2018
It also appears as though Angel DI MARIA and Nicolas OTAMENDI are being taken into consideration and have been told so by SCALONI. But the interim coach will give Franco CERVI and German PEZZELLA a chance.
If the names being mentioned are true, here would be the list:
Ramiro FUNES MORI
Giovani LO CELSO