The Selection Sub 20 who drives Javier Mascherano continues his fine-tuning ahead of his debut next Saturday from 6:00 p.m. in Santiago del Estero against Uzbekistan for the World Championship of the category. At the AFA Lionel Messi complex in Ezeiza, the penultimate practice session was completed this Wednesday before the trip to the capital of Santiago that will take place this Thursday afternoon from Aeroparque.
According to the information provided by the AFA, the activity began with an exercise by physical trainer Pablo Blanco who coordinated physical and coordination blocks, with the ball, for 15 minutes. Later, Mascherano arranged tactical movements without opposition to close the work with a soccer practice in reduced spaces. In the last ten minutes of training, which was off-limits to the press, the players kept taking mid-distance shots to demand that the goalkeepers Federico Gomes Gerth (Tiger), Lucas Lavagnino (River) and Nicholas Claa (Lanús).
The squad will fly to Santiago del Estero this Thursday starting at 5:00 p.m. and perhaps on Friday, at the press conference prior to the game with Uzbekistan, Mascherano will confirm the formation of the team. According to what was observed in the two friendlies that he beat the Dominican Republic (4-0) and Japan (2-1) at Ezeiza, the background would be almost resolved with Gomes Gerth, Agustín Giay (San Lorenzo)Luciano DiLollo (Mouth)Valentin Gomez (Velez) and Valentine Boat (Mouth). Maximo Perrone (Manchester City) and Valentin Carboni (Inter) were starters in both games and could debut on Saturday while in attack the only safe place would be Brian Aguirre, the end of Newell’s. The remaining positions will be resolved between Friday and the same Saturday.
After the debut against Uzbekistan, the second match will be on Tuesday, May 23, also in Santiago del Estero and against Guatemala, who will play the World Cup for the second time in their history after having been in Colombia 2011, where they reached the round of 16. Lastly, Argentina will play its third match in Group A on Friday the 16th at the San Juan del Bicentenario stadium against New Zealand who participated six times in the contest, the last five consecutive and in 2015, 2017 and 2019 reached the round of 16. All matches will be played from 6:00 p.m.
Then and in case you end up like leader or as one of the best third-partyArgentina will play the round of 16 in San Juan on Wednesday, May 31. If I would advance as second he will do it in Mendoza on Tuesday, May 30.