Argentina’s list of 22 players for the Olympic qualifiers have been announced.
The qualifiers will take place in Colombia between January 18 and February 9, 2020 in three host cities. Argentina coach Fernando Batista has selected his list of 22 players as the likes of Adolfo Gaich, Joaquin Blazquez and Matias Zaracho have all been chosen for the qualifiers.
Here’s the list:
Facundo Cambeses (Banfield)
Juan Cozzani (Lanus)
Joaquin Blazquez (Valencia, Spain)
Marcelo Herrera (San Lorenzo)
Hernan De La Fuente (Velez)
Nehuen Perez (Famalicao, Portugal)
Leonel Mosevich (Clube Desportivo Nacional, Portugal)
Facundo Medina (Talleres)
Lautaro Valenti (Lanus)
Claudio Bravo (Banfield)
Fausto Vera (Argentinos Juniors)
Matias Zaracho (Racing Club)
Nicolas Capaldo (Boca Juniors)
Tomas Belmonte (Lanus)
Julian Alvarez (River Plate)
Fernando Valenzuela (Barracas Central)
Alexis Mac Allister (Boca Juniors)
Lucas Robertone (Velez)
Agustin Urzi (Banfield)
Nahuel Bustos (Talleres)
Adolfo Gaich (San Lorenzo)
Valentin Castellanos (New York City FC)
This is our B-team, except 4-5 players the others wouldnt be there in the strongest squad.
MacAllister, Gaich, Bustos – there is a power
So many absentees too. Now the past friendlies became somewhat meaningless but Fernando batista tried his best to retrieve players.
Wonder why Gonzalo monteil did’nt get a call
may be he is there for senior level and in that case lautaro martinez also didn’t get the call. I think some under 23 players are alresdy reseved for senior level.
Ansaldi scored two nice goals and no news feed about him in Mundo but there is news feed talking about 37 year old Palacio who could not finish an easy goal chance in world cup.
Solid performance of Otamendi against Arsenal. Even though Aguero was off, City controlled the game tactically. Always 2 guys on the player who has the ball, can kill the game without the absolute possession. I really like how City defend together and how they played collectively, especially when I saw the strikers like Sterling and Gabriel Jesus how they were exhausted after the match because they made so much effort defensively. It reminded me a bit of Sabella’s team when Higuain and Lavezzi worked hard to press the opponents, the whole team defending together. Great football!
Good to see 2 veteran players under Guardiola because even earning a spot under him seems difficult. City played really good professional football yesterday. Every time Arsenal had their break and when City players were on Arsenel’s half, they committed a foul- “professional foul” they call it- to break the momentum. Guardiola is an amazing coach in terms of converting players like Fernandinho and achieving their best. A lot to learn from coaches like Klopp, Guardiola, etc. Will Bielsa be among them next season? I don’t follow Leeds.
Let’s hope so, Bielsa inspired so many coaches he should be back among the elites.
What a game for Paredes! It’s been the 2nd one on the row he was one of the best on the pitch. Almost 0 mistake on his passing, good defending as well. His partnership with Marquinhos was really good. It’s strange I feel that he plays better when Verratti is off. Anyway the Italian only plays 5-6 months every year, Paredes should be very useful for the rest of this season. I like the way Tuchel played with Di Maria and Paredes, it’s a 4222 with 2 playmakers but unlike Neymar, Di Maria holds less the ball, always plays 1 touch and drops much deeper to help more Marquinhos and Paredes, who stay in the same zone together. Maybe that’s the best formation.
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