Argentina will have all 30 players for September’s World Cup qualifiers as players have already started to arrive to the training camp.
The Copa America champions will not have anyone missing, despite several of the top European leagues against the idea. The Premier League first released a statement that they would not be allowing their players to travel with their national teams for September’s World Cup qualifiers.
In addition to the Premier League, La Liga also released a statement, as did Serie A. However, all four Argentine players in the Premier League will take part in the matches. Franco Armani and Julian Alvarez travelled with the Argentina staff to Venezuela on Thursday and are presently in Venezuela, where they will play them on Thursday.
Emiliano Martinez, Emiliano Buendia, Cristian Romero and Gio Lo Celso all travelled and arrived to Venezuela. As we reported yesterday, Aston Villa released a statement regarding Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia. Both would only be available for Argentina’s first two matches in September. They would be able to participate in the match against Venezuela and the match against Brazil but not against Bolivia.
All of the Argentine players called-up to the national team for September’s matches have arrived to Venezuela except for Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes. Because of PSG’s late match on Sunday, the three Copa America winners took a private jet from Paris where they are expected to land on Monday. Here are the players that have been called-up for September’s World Cup qualifiers:
Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa)
Franco Armani (River Plate)
Juan Musso (Atalanta)
Geronimo Rulli (Villarreal)
Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla)
Nahuel Molina Lucero (Udinese)
German Pezzella (Real Betis)
Juan Foyth (Villarreal)
Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur)
Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica)
Lucas Martinez Quarta (Fiorentina)
Lisandro Martinez (Ajax)
Marcos Acuna (Sevilla)
Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax)
Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid)
Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)
Leandro Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain)
Guido Rodriguez (Real Betis)
Nicolas Dominguez (Bologna)
Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur)
Alejandro Papu Gomez (Sevilla)
Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain)
Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid)
Julian Alvarez (River Plate)
Joaquin Correa (Inter)
Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina)
Emiliano Buendia (Aston Villa)
Lautaro Martinez (Inter)
Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)
Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
Lionel Scaloni’s team will play Venezuela on Thursday, followed by Brazil on September 2 with the third match against Bolivia. The match against Bolivia is the only match which will be played at home and with fans. The stadium will be at 30% capacity.
For the first game my lineup will be
De Paul/ G. Rodriguez/ Lo chelso
Demaria/ Lutaro or Nico or A. Corea.
So everyone made it after all that BS ! Well, that should boost even the morale and confidence of theese selected players even more as many of them been in suberb form for their beginning of the new season in different european league’s as only some of them have been not yet either selected by their clubs or have got only some minutes under their belt as many have changed their previous clubs and also moved to a different european league etc…
So i’m thinking of the line up allready as i do not have patience to wait for the offical anouncement from Scaloni and crew…which i hope they keep it secretly as long as they can !
Meanwhile i will choose my prefferred line up according to what i’ve seen so far as offcourse i have not been able to look at every players game, but i’ve seen in action starting from Italy as Nico Gonzales, Quarta from La Viola and Nico Dominguez and also Molina, Musso, Lautaro and J.Correa from Inter and Dybala from Juventus.
From theese players playing in Serie I’ve been most impressed by Nico Gonzalez and also Quarta been good and deffinetly better overall.
Nico Dominquez as playing in Bologna also have done a decent job so far so no complaints about him too as Molina been very impressive and Musso been solid enough.
Lautaro looked very good in the last game so i think he can play and start the game’s as J.Correa had very impressive debut for Inter so there is and another striking option from where we can expect goals if other’s will not deliver them and actually i think the up front players should be rotated at least at some point during the game’s as so many of them are been so suberb in their last game’s only Dybala did not impress me against Empoli as the whole Juve side looked pathtetic except Chiesa, but that is the only game i seen Dybala playing so i can’t judge him by one game as it would be unfair thing to do !
From La Liga the most impressive for me been Acuna, A.Correa who both have been in suberb form so far ! I’ve not seen any of Betis game so i can’t talk about Pezzella’s and Guido’s form as i do not even know if they played or how many minutes they have played if so ? De Paul maybe has not played yet that much, but in the last game the draw between Athletico vs Villarreal coming in as sub for the maybe, last 30minutes or a bit less, maybe, well he did looked very motivated and tried really hard and did not deffinetly played bad as i think he looked good and will improve for sure as i’m looking him as a key player for Cholo in the future and it might not TaKe so long as normally been the case with Cholo and his new signments… but, about Montiel i’m bit worried as he looked to be as second fiddle to Jesús Navas as i hope soon in the future he will get and earn his spot rightfully over Navas which ain’t gonna be that easy thing to do as we all know Navas and how much he means to Sevilla…
Foyth i saw in the last game as also Rulli against Athletico and both looked good until Rulli completly lost it in the end with that really bizarre thing as running wide out from his goal leaving it totally empty for his own defender to headpass the ball in as own goal at the very last second of the game which dropped Villarreal 2 vital points as they were leadind from goals scored properly, but as both of those goals were totally Athletico’s own deffensive misstake’s and missunderstansing between Savic and Gimenez as for the last goal and the first one came also from derrensive error clearly from the right side as Athletico completly dominated that game except for those 2 misstake’s that both lead in to Villareal’s goals ! So if Rulli would not have blunder that last goal, well then against Bolivia as Dibu can’t play it would have been more tight for me between Musso and Rulli, though i’ve allways preffered Musso as second choice after our number 1, Dibu ! And, well for Foyth i think he could be used at some stage, but not as starter as Molina for me is deffinetly our RB at the moment and it hard to say about Montiel’s current form as i’ve not seen him play after that great game of his in the that wonderfull Copa final !
So i think i will try something like this in the first game against Venezuela as Cuti and Paredes are suspended, if i’m correct ?
Molina/Montiel/Foyth Quarta/Pezzella Otamendi/Lisandro Acuna/Tagliafigo
Guido/Lisandro/De Paul. De Paul/Dominguez/Buendia Lo Celso/Palacios/N.Gonzalez/Buendia
Di Maria/A.Correa/Alvarez Messi/N.Gonzalez/Dybala/Papu
From this my preffered first eleven will be quite hard to pick specially for the middfield i’m having difficulties and i’m wondering if we could use De Paul as no. 5 ? I know maybe not his best position, but also i know he can play allmost anywhere around the field only i will not use him as CB, though…
Also i know Scaloni will never pick a line up that someone like me will prefer, LOL ! As i will never be not qualified for to be a coach !
Anyway as i’m scratching my head off as having a hard decission to proove myself to myself ! So here it is my strange line up against Venuezuela, LOL ! :
Molina/Montiel Quarta/Pezzella Otamendi/Lisandro Acuna/Tagliafigo
De PaulGuido Lo Celso/Palacios Di Maria/A.Correa N.Gonzalez/Buendia
Starters and /= as subs and offcourse for the next game Cuti will TaKe his own spot !
As for Rulli, Foyth, Dominguez, Alvarez i see it hard to make it only if some injuries and i truly hope specially not this time, no not now we do not need any of those injuries now, please ! As for Armani i don’t know what he will be doing or why he is even included as we could have used that his place maybe for one more DM! though i do not have any name to give for that xtra DM spot ( as i’m hoping one day Lisandro will claim that spot as i see a great future for him to play as DM ultimatly ) as i’m bit of concerned and mostly worried about Paredes form and also i see him a bit of risk for picking up cards which offcourse anyplayer will most certainly pick during the SA WCQ’s which for me are the hardest of any competive game’s after Copa even WC as it is difficult thing to win Still the actual game’s is far less physical at WC than in Copa !
And no doubt that Scaloni will leave Paredes out from those 2 last WCQ games against Brazil and Bolivia as i think him being as Scaloni’s plan allways since from beginning, though now it would be the time as he is suspended to really see if anyone else than Guido could play that DM spot ? But, i dont think Scaloni will not practise that at SA WCQ’s ! Hopefully though before the WC in a friendly he will try at least one more player for that DM spot which i think is important as we do have options allmost 3 for every spot now, though Still RB’s need to monitored as at least cover up’s and also we same goes for LB’s as we need proper cover up for Acuna and i’m not so sure about Tagliafigo’s recent form and as he has now moved to Westham, well will see if he can claim that spot there to be a regular starter ? So Scaloni and the crew should concentrate for Defence and DM and try look as for good possible options if there are any ?,..as our rest of middfield, wingers and specially up front look very good at the moment so we have plenty of options in there also tactically wise to field different line up’s maybe if needed as against different opponents ? But, as there is not that much time for to experiment before the WC and this why i think Scaloni allready knows what he want’s and how he want’s the team to play so it worked in Copa ! And hopefully it will work also for the WC ! As we do have enough talent amongst our ranks at the moment and maybe few more new ones Still knocking on the door, perhaps sooner than later ?
Tagliafico move to West Ham United confirmed by Ajax.
More money, less trophies for him.
Oh no, such a strange move…
Its okay I think, playing there will put more eyes on him than at Ajax, plus better competition
I was just asking yesterday why this guy suddenly is a bench warmer. Now this is the answer. West Ham is not weak, probably a bit stronger than Aston Villa this season. They just bought Zouma too from Chelsea.
The 4 EPL based players will travel to an island in Croatia after the qualifier is over so they can train there instead of being isolated in England 2 stars hotel for 10 days without training or any activity. They will stay in Croatia for 10 days and train individually there before returning to England after that.
That way once they return to England, they will be match fit.
Brazilian PL players should have come, now Brazil going to lose their first position. Brazil vs Argentina would have been more fun if all players had been available for Brazil. Brazil players should revolt at least for two matches.
It will be fun if we can destroy them
Wish they included some more local players as well..but its ok- as it is the first match after the win..
That’s full commitments from our players. Vamos Argentina
So much for all the BS talk.
This was crucial, not only for the team but to not let UEFA have leagues go on a power trip, glad to have everyone on board and let’s go beat Brazil once more
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