Argentina against Venezuela to be played at La Bombonera


Argentina against Venezuela in the World Cup qualifiers will be played at La Bombonera.

The last home match of the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers for the Argentina national team will be played at Boca’s stadium. The match was supposed to be played at the Monumental but as we reported last week, that will no longer be the case.

It is the first of two World Cup qualifying matches for Argentina in March. The match against Venezuela will be played on 25 March with the second on 29 March against Ecuador but away from home. Here is the preliminary team that has been called up to the Argentina national team for those two World Cup qualifying matches:

Franco Armani (River Plate)
Juan Musso (Atalanta)
Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa)
Esteban Andrada (Monterrey)
Geronimo Rulli (Villarreal)

Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla)
Nahuel Molina (Udinese)
Juan Foyth (Villarreal)
Lucas Martínez Quarta (Fiorentina)
Germán Pezella (Real Betis)
Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica)
Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur)
Lisandro Martínez (Ajax)
Nehuén Pérez (Udinese)
Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax)
Marcos Acuña (Sevilla)

Franco Carboni (Inter)
Leandro Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain)
Guido Rodríguez (Real Betis)
Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid)
Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)
Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United)
Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal)
Roberto Pereyra (Udinese)
Emiliano Buendía (Aston Villa)
Alejandro Papu Gómez (Sevilla)
Nicolás Gonzalez (Fiorentina)
Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla)
Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United)
Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton)
Nicolás Paz (Real Betis)
Tiago Geralnik (Villarreal)
Valentin Carboni (Inter)

Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain)
Luka Romero (Lazio)
Matias Soulé (Juventus)
Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)
Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
Lautaro Martínez (Inter)
Ángel Correa (Atletico Madrid)
Julián Álvarez (River Plate)
Giovanni Simeone (Verona)
Lucas Boyé (Elche)


  1. Today’s match vs liverpool would be a test for lautaro. This would be his most competitive match at club level before the wc. Yeah inter may loose this match but a good show from lautaro would boost his confidence and test his endurance during the time when the team trails. Hope he won’t face such situations in the wc.

  2. Wouldn’t the stadium of Newells or Rosario Central be more suitable as this will probably be Messi’s and Angel’s last competitive home game for the NT?

    Nothing wrong with Bombonera. Fantastic stadium with everyone close to the pitch.

  3. Applied..random tickets for the WC…got 4 tickets…3 group matches…and one Pre Quarter… of these matches will be Argentina’s…
    Currently I know only the match number..need to wait until the draw date…to know which teams will play these matches..

    • Lol, that’s un upgrade to Romance style innuendos 🙂

      Yes, but in all honesty, Armani, Adrada, Marchesion too sometimes, irritating to see them included when we have a few options who should be ahead of them.

      • LOL!!!

        Jokes apart, this is something I have never understood. Why Armani?

        If he brings some other value to the team, why not take him as a part of coaching staff or some other role. Why eat up a playing role? We can always create a non-playing role and take him. I have no issues.

        No reporter asks that question. I really wished some of our local members could provide some insight.

        • He is not taking anyone spot in these qualifiers, if scaloni wants to call 5 goalkeepers he can and there is no maximum players requirement for qualifiers unlike tournaments.

          Currently benitez is better than Armani? The answer is yes but Armani inclusion does not effect team perfomance, Scaloni is still winning matches including a copa america final so why fix it if its not broken.

          In 2014 WC everyone was crying for willy caballero who was in form of his life but the then coach took romero who was a bench player in his club and he became a hero after that world cup

        • Armani is terrible at dealing with deadball, he always punch the ball away even when not being preasure.

          In recent Copa, we conceided only 3 goals and one of them was the only game which Armani played, againts weakest team Bolivia.

          Lets not forget that disasterous performance at 2018 & 2019 tournaments. We conceided about in every games.

    • No it is not that. the truth is i went to trainning camp in Ezeiza and i ask a big favor from Scaloni to keep Armani in squad for have pissed off a big number of Mundo members he he he

        • Obviously Scaloni not agree with you and i trust Scaloni. so i stand beside him. Personally i don t have problem with Armani. he didn t do anything bad to anyone so i don t care about this subject.
          Just i find very funny the fact that Armani (the 3rd gk of team) have been such a hot topic. anymore it is amuse me to read about that. i smile a lot.

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