Four players are suspended for Argentina as coach Lionel Scaloni could be calling up some emergency players from the local league.
There were four players which were yellow carded in the 2-1 win vs. Chile and will miss the next match against Colombia on Tuesday. Nicolás Tagliafico, Nicolás Otamendi, Rodrigo De Paul and Leandro Paredes all got a yellow card and will miss the next match.
As for those hit by COVID, Lionel Scaloni himself tested positive for COVID despite recovering from it. However, Scaloni wasn’t the only person to miss Argentina’s 2-1 win vs. Chile on Thursday. Pablo Aimar, who is also part of Scaloni’s coaching staff tested positive for COVID and did not travel with the team.
For the players, Alexis Mac Allister tested positive and Emiliano Buendia was in close contact with someone who tested positive. Both remained in Argentina for the 2-1 win. For those that did take part in the team, there were also some players suspended.
Lucas Ocampos and Maxi Meza both displayed COVID symptoms and did not make the bench. As we reported, Ocampos also has an ankle injury and is a doubt for the match against Colombia on Tuesday.
Rumors are circulating that Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni will make emergency call-ups to the team. One of the players that is being rumored is Enzo Fernandez of River Plate with potentially others from the local league.