Julián Álvarez of River Plate or Joaquín Correa of Inter could start for Argentina in against Venezuela in the World Cup qualifiers with Lionel Messi and Nicolás González.
Álvarez could get his first start ever for the Argentina national team on Friday with Lautaro Martínez out due to COVID. According to TNT Sports, coach Lionel Scaloni could go with one of the two players to play alongside Lionel Messi and Nicolás González up front.
As we reported, Lautaro Martinez tested positive for COVID and will miss Friday’s World Cup qualifying match. Should he test negative before the match against Ecuador, he could be selected for that match.