Argentina get a day to rest as they qualify for World Cup final


The Argentina national team have a day to rest after qualifying for the World Cup final.

Lionel Scaloni will not have his players training on Wednesday after their 3-0 win vs. Croatia in the semi finals. The team will train on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Scaloni will have Ángel Di María, Marcos Acuna and Gonzalo Montiel all rested. Ángel Di María was brought on as a substitute in the quarter final match vs. Netherlands but did not play in the semi final as he is still recovering.

Marcos Acuña and Gonzalo Montiel were both suspended for the semi final match and will be able to play in the World Cup final on Sunday.


  1. A well deserved rest. We need a fresher, hungrier and more energetic team to compete against the current best in Europe. France has been exceptionally good in this tournament. Like the previous version they attack with lightning speed. Both the goals came as a result of that. But Morocco broke their defence many times and then they messed up in front of the goal. So the defence of France is perhaps not the best. But their USP lies in MBappe, Griezman, Giroud, Thurram, Dembele – a tremendous attacking force. Giroud is continuing with his Seria A form. MBappe is always dangerous with the sudden outburst of speed. Griezman is a workholic on the field. He is the lifeline of this team like what Modric was for Croatia. Dembele is unpredictable. Even in Barcelona he is unpredictable. He goes from stunning excellence to shocking bungling. Still remember the Barcelona vs PSG second match where Messi scored a sublime goal but Dembele messed up with so many chances. But this world cup he is doing his job very well. He is full of energy. Till the final we have perhaps faced only one dribbler in the form of Modric. We kept him fairly quiet. But now we are facing three dribblers – MBappe, Dembele and Griezman. It would be interesting to see what strategy does Scaloni comes up with.

  2. @roy nemer do we know if Argentina will be wearing home kit for the finals regardless of whom we play in the finals because both France or Morocco have darker home kits ?

    • I guess home kit with white shorts
      Though sometimes I feel like black shorts reminds of 78/86 final but this white shorts have been great since Copa 21

      We are on the left bracket , i think arg have upper hand to choose our kids –
      if france , Arg will wear like yesterday and Frances wears away ( black/navy blue) like vs Eng
      If Morocco , Arg will wear black shorts though either shorts colour wont be an issue – its upto them to decide


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