Argentina rumored XI, Lisandro Martínez, Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martínez


Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni held another training session as changes will be made for the World Cup qualifying match against Colombia on Tuesday.

With no Nicolas Tagliafico, Nicolas Otamendi, Rodrigo De Paul and Leandro Paredes who are all suspended, Scaloni will start different players in their place. According to TyC Sports, it’s going to be Gonzalo Montiel who starts in place of Nahuel Molina.

Lisandro Martínez of Ajax retains his place but German Pezzella will be brought in for the suspended Otamendi. Acuna starts for the suspended Tagliafico.

In midfield, Guido Rodriguez has recovered from COVID and will start in place of Leandro Paredes. Gio Lo Celso is back in the eleven while one of Alejandro Papu Gomez and Lucas Ocampos would occupy the other spot in midfield.

Up front, Angel Di Maria keeps his place while it’s between Nicolás González and Paulo Dybala for the other place. Lautaro Martinez keeps his place. Here is the rumored eleven:

Emiliano Martínez; Gonzalo Montiel, Germán Pezzella, Lisandro Martínez, Marcos Acuña; Lucas Ocampos, Guido Rodríguez, Giovani Lo Celso; Nicolás González o Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martínez and Ángel Di María


  1. So, LoCelso will move to Villa Real. They will send a paper to Argentina to get LoCelso’s signature and close the deal before the transfer deadline.

  2. I really hope Scaloni doesn’t plan on repeating his mistake and playing Ocampos as part of a midfield 3, because the last time he tried it…well it didn’t go well for poor Ocampos, infact he was sent home and failed to make the copa team because of it.
    If he plans on using Ocampos then it should be at a lateral position in a 4-4-2 or a 4-2-2-2 position like this:


    or a 4-3-3:


    —————–Papu (if fit)—————-Guido——————–Celso———————-

    As for having Dybala, Lautaro and Maria all at the same time, well, again it should be something like this:


    Because putting Dybala on the left of a front 3 with toro and fideo would hamper his performance because Paulo doesn’t play on the left. On the other hand if Scaloni puts Dybala on the right and switches Maria to the left, then Angel would be disadvantaged because he doesn’t seem to do well on the left .

  3. Acuna is needed. Guido will start with Papu / Ocampos/Gio . Still doubt as Papu got injured during Chile game but if he is fit, the team need him as we missed RDP, the creator. Dybala and Alvarez should be given a chance.

  4. I wonder what the game plan is going to be. Colombia came out with an onslaught against Peru and still lost (if you watch the highlights it is crazy they lost that game) and will come determined and frustrated to get 3 points to keep any possibility of staying in the WC. Will we chase the game or sit back and give them the possession? Will we play a 10 or go with a more defensive line up like with Chile? Personally I want the other three nations that qualify to be Ecuador, Peru, and Uruguay with the first already most likely going, although I think Colombia are a pretty good team and probably represent SA well in the WC. I am glad we mostly got Chile out of the running, from what they showed they do not deserve to be in the WC at all and are very average

    • It’ll be interesting to see how Guido and Lo Celso do in midfield. The former just recovered from COVID (albeit likely a mild one) and the latter is not in the best shape. Without Otamendi, De Paul, Romero and Messi it might be a bit tricky. Pezzella better have a good game, Montiel too. Dybala starting in his home province of Cordoba (shout-out to Cox as well) at Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes would be nice for a homeboy. The atmosphere and the hinchas will be electric for sure.

    • Yesvi truly hope Arg will beat Cafeteros as i want also Uruguay to Qualify for WC at Qatar ! Ecuador looks like strong contenderbfor 3 spot and Peru might snap the 4th, so if Uruguay ends up 5th who will they have to play against ? Before i remember use to be Australia from OCEANIA group, but now they play with ASIAN group…if it ai Still game between 5th of SA group VS OCEANIAN group then i quess it must be NEW ZEALAND…who in my oppinion could be also moved to ASIAN group as they are as DOMINANT as AUSTRALIA was in OCEANIAN group etc…but, FIFA HAS IT’s OWN GEOMAP so i quess nothing to do about it in the end…Just praying for URUGUAY to Qualify to the WC at QATAR !

    • i generally want the best countries to progress since they’re representing South America and the added marketing is badly needed to boost domestic revenues from ads, transfers, etc. Few years ago Chile certainly deserved but they’re not above your choices (3) right now.

  5. I really don’t get it if Dybala is not starting this time… Possibly the Argentine on Club Level right now… He needs to start… I wanna se the link between Dybala and GLC

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