Claudio Tapia: "Scaloni already has 23 names defined for Qatar"

The president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), Claudio “Chiqui” Tapia, advanced this Thursday that Lionel Scaloni already has 23 “defined” names for him Qatar World Cupin which it will integrate group C with Saudi Arabia, Poland and Mexico.

“The footballers have arrived since Sunday and are already available on Tuesday. The DT already has the majority of the confirmed list. He is waiting as they evolve to finish it. The idea is that on Monday it will be given by Lionel Scaloni; he already has 23 defined, with the injuries out there he stretches a little”, advanced the leader in a radio note.

The names fighting for the last places are Juan Foyth (Villarreal from Spain), Facundo Medina (Lens from France), Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) and Paulo Dybala (Roma from Italy).

“We arrived in Qatar on Tuesday morning. We finished seeing the university and putting together the logistics. He brought from Argentina what was needed. Last night we traveled here, to the United Arab Emirates for the friendly and then we return to Qatar. It was a special year, we had many tournament final dates and the World Cup was not in the middle of the year. Calendars have been changed. It was necessary to accompany the finals in Argentine soccer”, said “Chiqui”.

We feel the same as everyone in front of the World Cup. We want Argentina to do well. Argentina today has a National Team for eight or ten more years”, affirmed Tapia. In addition, the leader, elected to his position at the beginning of this year, highlighted the titles won (Copa América and Finalíssima) after “so much time”, for which he considered that Argentina “excites”. “We know the hopes and we all have them… the group that was formed excites us all. I hope we have the World Cup we wantfor all”, he closed.

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Argentina will debut on Tuesday 22 against Saudi Arabiafrom 7:00 (Argentine time), and will continue on its way on Saturday the 26th against Mexico (16) and on Wednesday the 30th it will conclude against Poland (16).

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