Nicolás González is out of the 2022 World Cup for Argentina and Ángel Correa has been called up.
González has been ruled out of the World Cup. The Argentina account on Twitter has stated that following Thursday’s training session, González has suffered a muscle injury.
Ángel Correa is instead called up as a replacement. Correa was part of the preliminary list of players but was cut from the original list of 26 for the World Cup.
Angel correa deserves a spot but Nico is absolutely necessary player in Scalonis plans.
If scaloni thinks he is absolutely necessary he would not have dropped him.
It’s a good thing we have Scaloni at the top…he knows about this team better than anyone else…so stop complaining and get behind the team…This Argentina team is winning the World Cup 2022.
To everyone who is saying scaloni is making a mistake by picking Almada. Almada is more mature than Garanacho…He has played 100 matches for velez scoring 24 and creating 10…If anybody wants to complain that Almada plays for MLS…Players like alphonso davies pulisic reyna mckennie are also from MLS…Almada is way better than pavon and meza
It will be foolish in my own opinion, Scaloni to pick Almada over Garnacho. It’s quite obvious Garnacho is the solution to our left wing. For heaven’s sake Scaloni needs to make bold decision and right decision. Picking Almada will be terrible choice. Right now am frustrated coz Scaloni might do the opposite.
It does seem a bit like destiny.
Not necessarily. A week ago even Palacios name was rumored to be in danger because Almada was really high on Scaloni’s eyes, but then this week Garnacho did shake the world by his performance in the Europa league and the EPL Fulham game. I think he is at least equal to Almada in Scaloni’s eyes now.
I just hope Garnacho has yet to start his vacation. Almada is match fit for sure though as he just played a friendly with A Correa yesterday.
Garnacho is a green player who cant understand pressing schemes, against the ball play yet. With Messi its overkill. Max a supersub role. If he wont be a CR funboy troublemaker select him.
I hope Scaloni won’t fall into the same mistake that Sampoli fell in 2018 wc, by choosing overhyped players like Meza and Pavon. I will still maintain my stance on Garnacho, he is not ready. He should take veterans like Lamela, Lanzini or even Almada. Our team is not “Man U FC”
Big No. NT doesn’t have a LW and Garnacho fit’s the profile. Secondly Garnacho is not from MLS but premier league.
What Premier League? He only has 7 senior caps he is unproven, just because he scored late goal against Fulham that makes fit the profile, he has not been tested against tough opponents like Liverpool, Man city, Chelsea..
We need left sided players now, Lanzini or Lamela out of question, their injury records are horrible too.
as long as we use sub them with papu or dimaria, we will be fine
Lanzini is often an unused sub, even for West Ham. It should not be him.
If it’s between Garnacho and Almada, the former is a no brainer. Not because he’s a better player (which he is), but because he’s a direct nico replacement and no one is ahead of the other in terms of experience with the current squad (Almada played one game which is doesn’t make any difference).
I think the competition is between Garnacho and Semione, they both brings different skills.
Lucas Ocampos could be another good option.
Doesn’t even make logical sense. We lose a player and replace him with whatever other Argentine exists in any position? Lanzini is not a LW. Should we bring in Medina if we lose Dybala?
Thiago Almada is a huge talent imo, but he is the same profile as Papu and a little bit as Angel Correa. Small and creative. Garnacho or Simeone. Simeone seems a better team player, who doesnt cry in Napoli rather fights like a warrior and helps in his limited playing time. A classic CF.
So happy for Angel Correa…..and sad Nico could not make it….this time we had real chance…and we can not afford to lose players.
J Correa is OUT! Edul confims!
The candidates are 3: Gio Simeone, Almada, and… GARNACHO!
Los candidatos para reemplazar a Joaquín Correa son Gio Simeone, Thiago Almada y Alejandro Garnacho.
Ahora: Joaquín Correa queda desafectado de la Selección Argentina
GARNACHO is not an unrealistic option anymore now… I think it is between Almada vs Garnacho. Simeone should be the third option.
Hopefully you’re right with Simeone. Toro, Dybala, and Alvarez are the 9s. Width on the left is far more critical. Scaloni, please call G A R N A C H O
Wow it is like we cant catch a break
I notice Scaloni is always very updated with new players who are on fire. 5 months ago or so when Senesi was on fire, he called him up. Then he announced his 26 like a week ago.
Suddenly Garnacho is on fire being the MOM of MU in 4 of his last 5 games (insane record) after his announcement. At the same time J Correa and Nico G are injured. So he was like “I don’t wanna be that dumb”.
That’s why he looked unhappy after the UEA match yesterday because he did not believe that he picked the best 26.
Again Garnacho please..
Scaloni we need proper option Lanzini, Lamela or Almada. People that proven
What is happening… My God…
Scaloni really makes me happy today. I like Nico G but he is injured. J Correa always looks the one of the unreliable ones, and then he got injured again.
Yesterday I thought it was a fantasy that A Correa AND Garnacho would be added, now it looks quite real! Man so happy. It is as close as it gets to the best 26 now really.
Now that our left side is weakened, Almada or Garnacho should be favored.
The 3 candidates:
1. Simeone role: the third striker ONLY. No other role for him. He would be be the back up of Lautaro AND Julian Alvarez.
2. Almada role: left winger and the back up of Lo Celso’s position, maybe Papu would move up to left winger or vice versa. He can also cover all other midfield or forward positions except DM
3. Garnacho role: strictly a left winger, but a really different one from all what we have.
Btw Brazil practicing a deadly fantastic four with all Neymar, Vinicious Jr, Raphinha, and Gab Jesus starting. They won the WC once using a fantastic four tactic. They know their defense is very strong so they want to improve their attack.
I wouldn’t say a backline of Sandro – Marquinhos – Silva – Danilo / Alvez as strong. Aside from Silva, the rest leak goals left and right.
Surprise- Ghana beat Switzerland 2 0
Now everything makes sense. Why Molina was tried on the left wing, and Foyth took his place in right back. No tinfoil mind-game nonsense lol.
Will miss Nico and his explosive dribbles down the left and workrate, not so much his wastefulness in front of goal. He is young. He will be back stronger next time.
Molina was tried as left back ONLY because Acuna was just recovered and so 45 mins was enough and Nico Tagliafico was considered too tired to play as he played 90 mins for Lyon just 2 days before that. So we got no options as left back thats why Molina was there.
He did not play as left back. He was high up for the entire half.
Left wing back is 3-5-2 I mean
Nico G is huge loss. However, He didn’t start in the Finalissma but we were fine against Italy without him. Scaloneta is a system that includes player variations with different tactics not about first 11 in my observation. Not all the attacks come from the Wings. Di Maria played on the right but he was roving around. If one observed yesterday’s practice game, that’s not how I expect the team to set up vs Saudi. And the team will adapt a different approach vs Mexico and so on.
For those with short memories and worries, Lautaro and Alvarez showed some promise in the September friendly. Alvarez was operating from the left. And yes, Angel Correa can operate on left too without a problem. I’ve seen him play there for Atletico a few times.
This team is not built to stick attackers in the same position like the EPL.
Scaloni is always talking about the idea of how to face different opponents and exploiting spaces in the final third. Unlike Mundo fans who fret about line ups and wingers. Flanks are the responsibility of the full backs in modern football. Tactical question to some of you who were the conventional wingers for France last WC?
Finalísima was one match. The point of Nico González was to preserve Di Maria for the entire tournament. IMO Julian doesn’t belong on the left wing. He played a poor match in that friendly. Papu can do a pretty good job there, maybe Correa, definitely not Dybala, but Garnacho fits that role best.
Yeah Julian is a terrible choice for a winger. He will improve over the years, but now he is not very good at going past players, winning balls, through passes, crosses, or long shots. If Di Maria is set aside as first choice for at least one half, Dybala or Papu should be the ones to share that role.
I know that but to he was poor was wrong. He playing well with Lautaro. His goal was a result of Tagliaco, Lautaro @& Julian understanding each other’s movements.
He showed some flashes but made a lot of mistakes. However, the main problem is he is too centrally oriented. This is a problem cause Messi and Lautaro are already central players. They rarely use the flanks so we would be relying fully on our fullbacks doe width.
Foyth proved us yesterday that players who missed many games in the last few weeks or months should not be selected. They lack rhythm and fitness.
Nico G is probably not the last to go. We have so many players who just recovered or have muscular issues.
Garnacho has literally played zero minutes with this team.
Can we have a front 3 of dybala messi and di Maria…. who’s gonna track back .. lol. De Paul Guido and palacios will have to be the midfield to have that front 3.
Dybala and Di Maria both track back. May be not as well Nico, but they do.
Well I would love that front 3
People really underestimate Dybala’s ability to track back and hassle the opposition. He’s not a pressing machine like Alvarez or Toro but he does well.
Glad to agree with you for once lol.
I am always impressed with Dybala’s defensive contribution (relatively speaking) in Juventus and Roma. He also has other skills that can be valuable for defense like holding up the ball.
> Glad to agree with you for once lol.
Gives us more credit, man! You also agree GLC is far more critical than Nico. So within past few mundo posts, including the 4d chess mind games and Garnacho disagreement, we’re like 2 for 4. 50% ain’t bad lol.
Having the World Cup in November is a disaster. If we played in July all of our players would be there. Damn fifa and their business deals.
This mid season world cup is a disaster
This is a bigger loss for us than Lo Celso. Nico’s strength in the air is crucial for us in both offense and defense. He is also the only winger who can share playing time with Di Maria without sacrificing too much creativity and pace.
100% disagree. GLC far more critical to balance and la Scaloneta tactics
No way… Lo Celso has been infinitely more influential and critical to Argentine success.
But as others have said, Nico was the only one who plays reliably and consistently on the left wing. He will be missed there. Papu, Di Maria, J Correa, Dybala (and apparently Molina as well) all can fill in in that position, however none of them are 100% left winger.
I have one question. Why Scaloni continuously choosing Mac allister over Buendia. Is Mac allister better player than Buendia? I don’t think so but yes Mac allister played more minutes this season compared to Buendia. But if you consider creativity in midfield Buendia is better. Also work rate is not bad for Buendia. when we need replacement for Lo celso then Buendia is better option.
Buendia cant play in 3 men midfield.
Why? Write elaborately
Because he has never played there in his career. According transfermarkt in his club career:
Right winger in 130 matches
Attacking midfielder in 55 (mainly in 4-2-3-1 in the middle)
Left winger in 36 matches.
Not an LCM wo a doubt.
Was wrong about Garnacho.
Players are really hurt.
I like Angel Correa.
The players we want to be replaced are not the ones being replaced. well that is it guys it was fun while it lasted. I don’t know whether…we can…still win with this unbalanced team so many players are likely going to play in uncomfortable positions which might not favour us. First it was Gio now Nico…
World cup and they experimenting.
Exactly my point, Making a little sacrifice won’t cost us, I just feel like Scaloni and other coaches could have giving more chances to either Locelso or Nico to recover not pressuring them to be fit. Now we have to stick to, as they want it here in this forum “fit”, “average at best”, “overhyped” players especially the ones that stir all those tragic memories of the past because of their “higuain or palacious” playing style.
So emi.. Molina. Romero. Lisandro. Acuna. De Paul. Parades. papu . Messi . Lataro. Alvarez? Is this a good line up?
Someone correct me if i’m wrong but A Correa possesses similar swiss army characteristics of Nico but on the right. He’s played ss, right winger, rcm, and i think he even played rb few times. For defense and tracking back, im not worried at all given simeons style. Only issue is if he can play as effective on the left…
Also, i hope this doesn’t mean ADM goes 👈 . ADM, Messi, De Paul, and Molina on the right = ️🔥. Hope we don’t have to sacrifice last minute.
A Correa is similar yes but is not a pure left winger unlike Nico. If A Correa gets more minutes, he would do good because he never played bad when given a chance.
Simeone wasted his talent. Sad he’s in the list. Feel even worse about Nico. He’s a great player and has a great work rate off the bench. Would rather have garnacho than correa. Hope that we win since acuna is recovering and our midfield is solid even without lo Celso.
You also need experience at the world cup
Why did you pick this particular image , Roy?
lol cuase its positive and inspirational given the bad news.
Whynot garnacho. He is a direct backup. But I prefer Angel over joquain anyhow. Just hope they realize jaqain is a waste and send him home as well
Who will play on the left side???
Julian Alvarez and Joaquin Correa
Papu, Alvarez, Correas, maybe even Di Maria or Dybala.
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