Argentina U23 team named for training before pre-Olympic


The AFA announced the Argentina U23 team for the training sessions in Buenos Aires before the CONMEBOL pre-Olympic in Venezuela starting on January 20.

The list has 24 players and is made up exclusively of players from Argentina’s first division, Brasileirao and Major League Soccer. They will practice on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Lionel Messi camp.

The following were excluded from the list: those who are playing the second phase of the Copa LPF, those who will play in the final of the Copa Argentina and those playing in Europe.

For those playing in Europe: since the International Olympic Committee competitions are not part of the official FIFA calendar, the clubs are not obliged to lend their players. Therefore, those players would not be in Mascherano’s options.

Javier Mascherano’s U-23 list:
Marco Di Cesare (Argentinos Jrs)
Luciano Gondou (Argentinos Jrs)
Federico Redondo (Argentinos Jrs)
Juan Sforza (Newell ‘s)
Ian Glavinocich (Newell ‘s)
Francisco González (Newell ‘s)
Lucas Esquivel (Paranaense)
Bruno Zapelli (Paranaense)
Joaquín García (Vélez)
Santiago Castro (Vélez)
Leandro Brey (Boca Juniors)
Nicolás Valentini (Boca Juniors)
Valentín Barco (Boca Juniors)
Ezequiel Fernández (Boca Juniors)
Cristian Medina (Boca Juniors)
Ramiro Enrique (Orlando City)
Rodrigo Villagra (Talleres de Córdoba)
Rocco Ríos Novo (Phoenix Rising)
Gonzalo Luján (San Lorenzo)
Facundo Sanguinetti (Banfield)
Pedro De la Vega (Lanús)
Facundo Farías (Inter Miami)
Thiago Almada (Atlanta United)
Fabricio Iacovich (Estudiantes de La Plata)


  1. Benjamín Rollheiser is close to move benfica
    I think he is winger by trade I don’t know how good is he though. I do know he was at River before he moved to the Estudiantes de La Plata, f. Redondo is linked by Atlético, Real and ajax this guy is big deal he should move to Europe after CONMEBOL pre-Olympic.

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