Scaloni defines the preliminary list of 35 players

The countdown to the World Cup progresses inexorably and this Friday will have a key day: less than a month before the start of the tournament, the Argentine technical director Lionel Scaloni must submit to FIFA a preliminary list of up to 35 footballerswhich will have the final 26 names for the contest in Qatar, scheduled from November 20 to December 18.

31 days before his debut against Saudi Arabia at the Lusail Stadium, the national coach will have to carry out the first big cut in the universe of 73 called up since he began his cycle after Russia 2018. As Scaloni himself anticipated on more than one occasion , the previous payroll, which will not be made public by the AFA, will not contain surprises and it will be made with the base of the champion team of the Copa América last year in Brazil plus the stable players of the last citations.

under that logic will be included soccer players who are recovering from severe injuries while waiting for their respective evolutions to make the final decision closer to November 14, the deadline to register the final squad that will face the first World Cup in the Middle East.

The most resonant case in that condition is Paulo Dybalavictim of a tear in the left rectus femoris for which He will have to save four to eight weeks of recovery, which seriously jeopardizes his presence in the World Cup. The Roma striker, author of seven goals in 11 games this season, was injured on Sunday, October 9 after kicking a penalty against Lecce for the Italian Serie A.

On your side, the defender Juan Foyth, from Villarreal of Spain, will also be included by the Argentine coach, while recovering from a post-traumatic bruise on his left knee, suffered at the end of August during a match with Getafe. Due to this injury, the former Estudiantes de La Plata missed US friendly tour in last FIFA window during which Argentina extended its unbeaten record with victories against Honduras and Jamaica.

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Finally, Scaloni will also consider goalkeeper Juan Musso (Italy’s Atalanta), who underwent surgery exactly a month ago for a displaced fracture in his cheekbone. The former Racing fights for his final place on the list with River goalkeeper Franco Armani, the only Argentine soccer player in the race to represent the team in Qatar.

Argentina, current South American champion and winner of the Finalissima against the European champion (Italy), will debut on Tuesday, November 22 against Saudi Arabia at 7:00 at the Lusail Stadium, scene of the final. The second match of Group C will be played in the same venue against Gerardo Martino’s Mexican team, on Saturday 26 at 4:00 p.m. and will close its participation in the first phase against Poland, on Wednesday 30 at Stadium 974, also from 4:00 p.m. .

All 35 Probable

The tentative list that Scaloni will present, in which strikers Emiliano Buendía (Aston Villa), Lucas Alario (Frankfurt) or Lucas Ocampos (Ajax) could also appear, is as follows:

-Archers (4): Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa), Franco Armani (River), Juan Musso (Atalanta) and Gerónimo Rulli (Villarreal).

-Defenders (12): Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla), Nahuel Molina (Atlético de Madrid), Juan Foyth (Villarreal), Germán Pezzella (Betis), Nehuén Pérez (Udinese), Cristian Romero (Tottenham), Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica), Lisandro Martínez (Manchester United) , Marcos Senesi (Bournemouth), Nicolás Tagliafico (Olympique Lyon), Marcos Acuña (Sevilla) and Lucas Martínez Quarta (Fiorentina).

-Midfielders (11): Guido Rodríguez (Betis), Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton), Rodrigo De Paul (Atlético de Madrid), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Enzo Fernández (Benfica), Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham), Alejandro Gómez (Sevilla), Ángel Di María (Juventus), Leandro Paredes (Juventus), Thiago Almada (Atlanta United) and Nicolás Domínguez (Bologna).

-Front (8): Lionel Messi (PSG), Lautaro Martínez (Inter), Paulo Dybala (Roma), Julián Álvarez (Manchester City), Joaquín Correa (Inter), Nicolás González (Fiorentina), Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) and Giovanni Simeone (Napoli) .

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