Lionel Scaloni, coach of the Argentine national team, delivered a extensive list of “reserved” to Conmebol for next two Games of South American Qualifiers against Chile, as a visitor, on January 27, and Columbia, local, on February 1. Thirteen of them were leaked And they hold some surprises.
Beyond some versions regarding an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain for captain Lionel Messi to stay in France, continue to transcend names to the first call of the national team just in the year of the World Cup.
In order to prepare the team with “serious” competition, beyond being qualified for Qatar 2022, the santafesino technician too wants to take advantage of these four remaining Qualifying matches to perform the latest tests that allow adjust the definitive campus, closed in about 80 percent.
Scaloni on the phone
Of this list of almost 40 components, the first five names that were confirmed from Italy were those of Paulo Dybala and Matias Soule (Youth), Giovani Simeon (Hella Verona), Nahuel Molina and Nehuen Perez (Udinese).
Then two returns transpired to the Selection of footballers who play in the Premier League: the frills Manuel Lanzini (Westham) and Alexis MacAllister (Brighton and Hove).
Later two others who act in Spain joinedlike the striker Lucas Ocampos (Seville) Y the defender Juan Foyth (Villarreal), both with a recent past in the Albiceleste. Until, in the last hours, from France the summons of the defender Facundo Medina was known (lens).
The eye also on Mexico
While, from Mexico they came the names of two Rayados de Monterrey players: the archer Esteban Andrada (former Boca Juniors) and the steering wheel Maximilian Meza, a former Independent who already played the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
In these last two cases, the difficulty is that Monterrey will have to play the Club World Cup, which will start on February 3, just two days after the match with Colombia in Mario Kempes Stadium Cordova.
In the Club World Cup -which will end on February 12 and will be held in the United Arab Emirates-, Rayados will debut on February 5 against the local Al Ahly, so Mexican coach Javier Aguirre would surely ask Scaloni for an exception to the rule so that he can count on Andrada and Meza.
The cover of local football
last name of this summary of “reserved” is Gustavo Del Prete, striker for Estudiantes de La Plata, whose soccer journey began in Cipolletti de Río Negro.
It should be noted that Del Prete, attacker 25 years old, he performed at Montevideo City Torque in Uruguay before arriving at Pincha.