Officials announced for Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia at 2022 World Cup

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The officials have been announced for Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia at the 2022 World Cup.

Slavko Vincic of Slovenia will be the referee for Argentina’s opening game on November 22 at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail. Tomaz Klancnik and Andraz Kovacic, also of Slovenia, will be the assistants.

Maguette Ndiaye of Senegal will be the fourth official.

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  1. A dilemma for Scaloni, field a line up that is likely to be the default one with Mac Allister or go for more attacking thrust against a weaker opponent with Julian Alvarez on the left.

    I personally favour the former, build up chemistry with the most likely 11.

    • Well Lo-ceslo’s injury has put a huge dent in Scaloni’s strategy. MacAllister starting means he doesn’t consider Papu as an ideal person to fill in that role. May be he is not convinced on Papu’s workrate on the left side and thinking of bringing him in against tired legs when we need a goal. I wanted Enzo to start and sub him in with Papu if we needed a goal as Enzo has shown he is able to make those risky passes to move the ball forward , obviously not as great as Lo-celso whose futballing IQ was head and shoulders above both Macallister and Enzo but Enzo has shown a balance of both attacking and defensive skills. This is the only issue I have with Macallister, will he be able to make proper passes to players in good position when attacking and counter attacking? If he fails to do so then Scaloni will replace him with Enzo.

      Regarding using Alvarez on the left wing, he might not be the right player to play as winger role tbh. Unlike City where he is used as a left forward, for Argentina Alvarez playing on the left wing would mean he will need to press, track back and defend and most importantly drop deep, provide crosses and drift and cut into box and him not being a great dribbler of the ball and ability to drop deep like a conventional winger or midfielder, may be Scaloni doesn’t think he is the right fit for that role. Nevertheless, Group stage matches will be used to find the right balance in the team and from knockouts we will most likely see a consistent 11-13 players as we won’t have any easy matches from 2nd round onwards.

  2. First game about to start, happy, excited, giddy and off the whole month and cant wait to watch our beloved Albiceleste get it started.
    The Team is in a good state physically and mentally and let the play do the talking.
    As always, NEGATIVE VIBES help NO one here UNLESS you are begging for something bad to happen, GOD FORBID so you can come on here and say, “see, see I was right”.
    Nobody wants to be that guy