Fabrizio Angileri could make Argentina team for World Cup qualifiers


Fabrizio Angileri could be called-up to the Argentina national team for next month’s World Cup qualifiers.

Angileri is rumored to be one of the surprise players to make the Argentina team in March. Argentina play Uruguay and Brazil in two World Cup qualifying matches next month and with injuries to Nicolas Gonzalez, Marcos Acuña, Lucas Ocampos and Angel Di Maria, Scaloni is looking at possible replacements.

Per a report by TyC Sports, Argentina national team manager Lionel Scaloni is looking at the River Plate left back to incorporate into the team. According to the report, Angileri could be used as a left back or even in a more advanced forward position. Still only 26 years old, he has yet to represent the Argentina national team.

The player briefly commented on his possible call-up. Speaking in an interview with TNT Sports, here’s what he had to say about the rumors of him being called up to the squad:

“No one from the Argentina national team has communicated with me but it would be a dream to go.”


    • I’m sure Cox has a deeper analysis or opinion of him but I can say this for now – he has been in great form recently and has shoved Casco (who has not been great recently) out. I guess it’s fine given the injuries to call him up. Kind of depends on how we want to play because we do have Medina and Lisandro that can convert to left backs, so I’m guessing maybe Scaloni wants more attacking of a left back? Either way we will most likely start with Tagliafico, so I guess Angileri is more of a back up.

    • Angileri lately started to have more playing time. he was back up of Casco and because Casco was very good for us Angileri didn t have chance to play long. only in games that Gallardo wanted to give rest to Casco was use Angileri. against easy teams mostly. that change last months after Gallardo move Casco as full left winger in the line of 5 when we defend. that make Angileri regular at LB.

      i was not exited with Angileri in beginning of his time with us because he was playing hard and he was take every time yellow and red cards. the truth is that he has improved nowdays. the main reason is because he have more playing time he has the chance to improve himself and get confidence. he is much better but not yet as much i want from him.
      i am waiting him with patient and i believe and i expect he can be even more better. Gallardo trust and believe in him and i have hear from people inside River plate trainnings that Angileri is very hard working player. that is very good sign too.
      so personally i believe in Angileri too knowing those things. time will show us.

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