Argentina to train in Spain, not England, prior to Finalissima match against Italy


The Argentina national team will train in Spain and not in England, prior to their Finalissima match against Italy.

Lionel Scaloni’s team were originally set to train at Watford’s training center and remain in England in May. However, according to TyC Sports, they will now remain in Bilbao, Spain.

The reason for the change of venue is because Argentina national team players will begin to join the training camp on Monday, May 23 and the hotel would only be able to welcome them on Friday, May 27.

Argentina national team players will be in Spain prior to the match and after the match will return to Spain. They will train there until their second match on June 6 against Israel, which still has not been confirmed.

Here is the preliminary list of players which have been called up for that match:

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

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

Guido Rodríguez (Real Betis)
Leandro Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain)
Nicolás Domínguez (Bologna)
Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton)
Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid)
Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)
Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal)

Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)
Alejandro Papu Gómez (Sevilla)
Nicolás González (Fiorentina)
Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla)
Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain)
Emiliano Buendía (Aston Villa)
Ángel Correa (Atletico Madrid)
Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
Joaquín Correa (Inter)
Julián Álvarez (River Plate)
Lucas Alario (Bayer Leverkusen)
Lautaro Martínez (Inter)


  1. Is it confirmed Paredes will be unavailable, the two months seemed to line up proper considering he got injured in April. Guess it depends on how he develops?

  2. Since Copa win the following players really upped their game: Lautaro, Juan Foyth, Giovani Lo Celso, Christian Romero. Messi has lost his golden touch and running out of luck for sure. But above all he looked uninspired. Di Maria’s game time has lessened significantly. Hope he gets enough pitch time with Juventus before the WC. Leandro Paredes was doing good before he went out because of the injury. De Paul struggled in Spain. So Scaloni’s task has become tougher going into the Italy match, where Italy would put their best effort to show the world that though it is 8 years since their last appearance in WC and 16 years since their last WC title, they are nowhere closer to not being called a footballing superpower. Scaloni’s first task would be ignite back the spark in Messi and De Paul. The battle in that match would be fought in the mid-field.

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