Argentina U20 coach Javier Mascherano announces preliminary team for Sudamericano


Argentina U20 coach Javier Mascherano has announced the preliminary team for the Sudamericano which will be played in January and February.

While the senior national team, the entire country and fans worldwide celebrate the Argentina national team winning their third World Cup, Javier Mascherano and his coaching staff are at work.

The Argentina U20 team will take part in the U20 Sudamericano tournament which will take place between January 19 and February 12 in Colombia. The team has been drawn in Group A along with hosts Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay and Peru.

The top four teams in the tournament will qualify for the 2023 U20 World Cup in Indonesia while the top three will qualify for next year’s Pan American games, along with that tournament’s host Chile.

Javier Mascherano has announced his preliminary list of players for the tournament and training has already started for the tournament. Goalkeeper Federico Gomes Gerth was the sparring player with the Argentina national team at the World Cup. Some of these players have also been part of previous youth tournaments.

There is one call up to a Premier League signed player, Facundo Buonanotte, although he is still playing in Argentina. Benjamin Cremaschi of Inter Miami is also on the team. Here are the players that have been called up:

Lautaro Di Lollo (Boca Juniors)
Nahuel Genez (Boca Juniors)
Maximiliano Gonzalez (Lanus)
Brian Aguilar (Lanus)
Julian Aude (Lanus)
Franco Herrera (Newell’s Old Boys)
Brian Aguirre (Newell’s Old Boys)
Tomas Palacios (Talleres)
Gonzalo Alvez (Talleres)
Facundo Buonanotte (Brighton)
Gino Infantino (Rosario Central)
Ulises Ciccioli (Rosario Central)
ALejao Veliz (Rosario Central)
Valentin Gomez (Velez)
Maximo Perrone (Velez)
Mateo Seoane (Velez)
Santiago Castro (Velez)
Julian Fernando (Velez)
Francisco Marco (Defensa y Justicia)
Francisco Gomez (Racing)
Ignacio Mestro Puch (Atletico Tucuman)
Lucas Besozzi (Central Cordoba)
Benjamin Cremaschi (Inter Miami)
Agustin Giay (San Lorenzo)
Nicolas Vallejo (Independiente)
Julian Kadijevic (Comunicaciones)
Axel Encinas (River Plate)
Federico Gomes Gerth (Tigre)

Mascherano’s team plays Paraguay on January 21 in their first match. After that they will play against Brazil on January which is followed by another match on January 25 vs. Pery. The last group match is on January 27 vs. Colombia.


  1. All the best for the Sudamericano. Hope we can qualify with this team.
    Four Players I would like to see in the World Cup in May 2023 –

    Alejandro Garnacho
    Valentino Barco
    Matias Soule
    Luca Romero

    I hope the clubs release these players for the upcoming WC.

  2. Anyone have any idea why Garnacho keeps being left out???
    I have a feeling this continues to happen he’s going to opt out of playing for Argentina and go back to playing for Spain..
    Unless he’s 1st team material at this point??

  3. Mascherano also left out the foreign based players from his last call up for their previous 2 matches. They lost both to Chile and Peru.
    Just like the senior set up this bunch lacks a quality CF. Ignacio Puch and Castro have been the players used but they haven’t really got that big quality and it’s no surprise they haven’t had a big run with their clubs. This is the first time both Perrone and Veliz’ both regulars at their clubs, have been called up.
    I thought Perrone had been bought by New Castle?

  4. I can’t wait for Messi to go back to PSG and rub it the faces of Mbappe and his bitches!! With all the weight off of his shoulders gone Messi will be under absolutely zero pressure and that is bad news for Bayern Munich, there is no way Bayern can beat Messi this year. Mean while envious Mbappe will be playing to help Messi get his 8th BallonDor. If he starts his premadonna drama then he will be murdered by the press.

    No matter how many goals Mbappe and Neymar score the world will talk more about the assist provided by Messi than the goals itself and then when Messi scores his goal/s will be the talk of the town that whole week. In his first season at PSG Messi scored 5 ligue1 goals and Mbappe over 25. Nobody gave a fcuk about Mbappe’s stellar season while the whole world media had Messi’s goal drought all over every platform!! Also, I am glad that Benzema vs French team toxic fight news is breaking out!! Its is finally taking the attention of media from Messi and Argentina haters butt hurt stories and demands!!

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