Santiago Hezze, Alan Varela called up to Argentina Olympic team for friendlies


Santiago Hezze and Alan Varela have been called up to the Argentina Olympic team for the friendly matches.

Argentina Olympic coach Javier Mascherano has called up 23 players for their two friendly matches against Paraguay. Javier Mascherano is preparing for the Olympics and has called up Conference League champion Santiago Hezze and Alan Varela to the team.

Javier Mascherano has called up 15 players from the Argentina league, one from Mexico, one from Brazil, one from Portugal, two from Italy, one from Greece, one from the United States and one from Spain.

Here are the players that have been called up:

Leandro Brey (Boca Juniors)
Kevin Zenón (Boca Juniors)
Ezequiel Fernández (Boca Juniors)
Cristian Medina (Boca Juniors)
Pablo Solari (River Plate)
Claudio Echeverri (River Plate)
Marco Di Cesare (Racing Club)
Juan Nardoni (Racing Club)
Luciano Gondou (Argentinos Juniors)
Bruno Amione (Santo Laguna, Mexico)
Lucas Esquivel (Paranaense, Brazil)
Alan Varela (FC Porto, Portugal)
Lucas Beltrán (Fiorentina, Italy)
Gonzalo Luján (San Lorenzo)
Santiago Castro (Bologna FC, Italy)
Kevin Lomónaco (Tigre)
Santiago Hezze (Olympiacos FC, Greece)
Thiago Almada (Atlanta United FC, United States)
Fabricio Iacovich (Estudiantes de La Plata)
Giuliano Simeone (Dep. Alavés, Spain)
Joaquín García (Vélez Sarsfield)
Damián Fernández (Vélez Sarsfield)
Thiago Fernández (Vélez Sarsfield)


  1. Inter Miami game is finally over and Messi is in good shape to start his international campaign. You can tell when he is not fully committed to the game as he shouldn’t knowing what is coming in the next few weeks.
    I HOPE Scaloni plays him for no more than half in the friendlies if any!

  2. Dortmund’s lack of a good forwards upfront made the final of the champions league quite boring and on top of that their defender making a rookie error soon after trailing by one goal made the game even boring! Additionally, having no representation from Argentina made the game bland for me!

    Other than first few games of the season over hyped Bellingham haven’t done anything. Who on earth made this tapin master BallonDor nominee? Enzo is leaps and bound ahead of this guy in almost every aspect of the game. He is a much better passer, creates better chances and positioning is miles ahead, just needs to improve his finishing which was a lot better before his Chelsea move.