Javier Mascherano named new coach of Argentina U20 team


Javier Mascherano has been named as the new coach of the Argentina U20 team.

Mascherano will take charge of the Argentina U20 team as of the start or January. It was confirmed by the AFA that Mascherano will coach the team as of January 2022, where he will replace Fernando Batista.

Current coach of the Argentina U20 team, Fernando Batista will work with Jose Pekerman with the Venezuelan national team and he will also manage the Venezuelan U20 team.


  1. Dimaria is aging like a fine wine. Other than 30% loss in pace, he is actually better than in 2014 when it comes to scoring goals and equally good in providing assist and extremely fit.

  2. Champions League breakout XI: Christopher Nkunku, Darwin Nunez and more
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    Central defender: Lisandro Martinez, 23, Ajax

    With the 5-foot-10 Jurrien Timber alongside him, the 5-foot-9 Argentina international completes one of the shortest defensive partnership in the Champions League group stage. Even so, Martinez doesn’t shy away from the aerial challenges coming his way and has come out on top from 70% of them this year as Ajax have impressed.

    Martinez is an extremely difficult opponent to face. His high degree of alertness and mobility allows him to win the ball early and he masters the somewhat dying art of one-vs.-one defending in and around the penalty area. The left-footed defender is also tremendously safe and skilled in possession (95% pass accuracy) with one key pass on average per game. From espn

    Plus lich martinez was the defender with the most ball recovery in group stage uefa champions league 49 total.
    This isn’t Eredivisie, it’s best club competition in the world. Lich definitely deserves a chance to play for nt.

      • He must be in the 23 men squad, I can also see him playing next qualifier matchs without doubt.
        In opinion Pezzella won’t be big challenge to him anymore plus scaloni always give chance those who deserves and there is not doubt that it’s time for lich to get his chance.

      • Yes playing time for Licha as much as possible is a must so he can get confident and find the chemistry with rest of the Arg NT squad and it won’t necessaryly hapoen just in 1 game as it did with Cuti and Dibu etc.,,as some others just need a bit more time which completly normal if not playing much with the team yet despite only offcourse during training with NT which is very limited time as alkways the case with NT footballetc..,

    • Very good post indeed ! And about time that LICHA get’s what he truly deserves which offcourse is not only included in the 23 man squad, but for me he’s a starter now and hopefully Scaloni sees that too in sameway as Pezzela deffenitly not a match or not even in the same league with Licha anymore, nothing against Pezella though, just only the difference between Licha and Pezella is obvious as if and hopefully Cuti will recover fine then also Otamendi has to play super good constantly to keep Licha out from Starting, but also i’m intrest about Medina as he is very versatile too as Licha is so maybe not only Licha, but also maybe Medina for 23 squad, perhaps ?

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