Franco Armani to start for Argentina, Emiliano Martinez on the bench


Franco Armani is set to get the start in goal for Argentina in their World Cup qualifier against Ecuador.

With several reports stating that Aston Villa man Emiliano Martinez would get the start in goal, it appears that it will be Armani in goal. Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni will go with Armani who was the starting goalkeeper at last year’s Copa America. Here is the starting eleven:

Armani; Montiel, Martínez Quarta, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Paredes, Acuña; Messi, Lautaro Martínez, Ocampos.


    • I cant tell you yes or not, they are both decent golies. What I can tell you is that Armani was our starter and considering our long break and short preparation time, it makes sense to stay with what worked prior to the break. Both for continuity and to keep player politics peaceful. I wouldnt be surprised Martinez starts vs Bolivia.. and if he keeps up his high form and keeps being called up, eventually gets the starting spot. You need to give your players confidence. . same applies for other “legacy” players like Otamendi.

  1. Will there be fans in the game? It won’t be the same without the Argentinians attending the game

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