Nicolás González out of World Cup for Argentina, Ángel Correa called up


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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

    • 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.

  4. 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”

  5. 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.

  6. J Correa is OUT! Edul confims!

    The candidates are 3: Gio Simeone, Almada, and… GARNACHO!

    Gastón Edul

    1 min
    Los candidatos para reemplazar a Joaquín Correa son Gio Simeone, Thiago Almada y Alejandro Garnacho.

    Gastón Edul

    3 min
    Ahora: Joaquín Correa queda desafectado de la Selección Argentina

      • 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

      • 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 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.

    • 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

    • 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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…

      • 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

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