Argentina U20 coach Javier Mascherano has named his team for the friendly matches this week.
Javier Mascherano has named 23 players to play the three friendly matches against Brazil, Uzbekistan and Uruguay. Mascherano’s team won the COTIF tournament in August and have the U20 South American Cup at the start of the year. Here are the players which will play the three games in Uruguay:
Federico Gomes Gerth (Tigre)
Francisco Gómez (Racing)
Ulises Ciccioli (Rosario Central)
Tomás Kummer (Talleres)
Lautaro Di Lollo (Boca Juniors)
Santiago Moya (Huracan)
Francisco Marco (Defensa y Justicia)
Tomás Palacios (Talleres CBA)
Román Vega (Argentinos Juniors)
César Soler (Lanus)
Maximiliano González (Lanus)
Lautaro López (Velez)
Julián Aquino (Newell’s Old Boys)
Axel Encinas (River Plate)
Agustín Rodríguez (Lanus)
Franco Mastantuono (River Plate)
Nicolás Meaurio (Racing)
Lautaro Ovando (Argentinos Juniors0
Ignacio Maestro Puch (Atletico Tucuman)
Lucas Besozzi (Central Cordoba)
Juan Gauto (Huracan)
Agustín Ojeda (Racing)
Mateo Sanabria (Lanus)
Mascherano’s team will play three matches with the first one on Tuesday:
Argentina vs. Brazil – September 6
Argentina vs. Uzbekistan – September 8
Argentina vs. Uruguay – September 10
Six players who are part of this team were also part of the team which won the COTIF tournament:
Lautaro Di Lollo, Francisco Marco, Juan Gauto, Lautaro Lopez, Federico Gomes Gerth and Ignacio Maestro Puch.
Central defender Roman Vega has just signed for Fc Barcelona B. This is the first time he has been called up my Mascherano. Mascherano has called up a lot of new names each time he names a squad.
Most of them are still reserve players. let’s look at some of the u 20 players, who might some playing time.
Agustin Giay, RB from San lorenzo is a starter st his club.
Aude, LB from Lanus starts for his club.
Garnacho, has been named in United first team squad, while continuing to play for the U 19s.
Soule and Luka Romero have been named in first team squad.
Valentin Carboni has been named in Inter Squad.
Franco Carboni and Isias del pupo are both in Cagliari squad in Serie B.
El principe we dont even know 2003+ players from these countries. Bellingham Musiala Wirtz Gavi the 4 standout players atm from this generation who will play in WC already not in U20. Mastantuono an attacking midfielder from River is a special talent who was born in 2007.
He scored 19 goals in River youth in 2022, the last time scored an olympico.
Sounds like a star in the making
During cotif we had a plyer from realmadrid youth who was he?
Our next superstar will be Claudio Echeverri from River. That guy is a magician on the ball with goals and assists. He’s already playing for our under 17 Argentina team.
I know Germany have Moukoko, He is already a rotation player of Dortmund first team. Also Musiala they both are considered the next big thing. Spain have Gavi, Barca wonderkid. England have Harvey Elliot already a part time starter of Liverpool and Jude Bellingham. Slovenia have Sesko. Croatia have Vidovic.
But yes most other youngsters are 2002 or older.
Masche needs to improve the team as soon as possible. The WC youth is in less than 8 months from now (end of May after the European season). By that time the European clubs will release the players like Garnacho, Soule, Luka etc. Although we won the Cotif, I wouldn’t say we would be one of the favorites next year as France, Germany, and Spain have better quality than us. But I really have high hope on them next year. Hope in January the clubs will loan out Garnacho, Soule, and Luka.
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