South American Qualifiers: the National Team returns to the Monumental against Bolivia

On his first home game after the Copa América, which will also have the public return to the stands, the Argentine National Team wants to avoid surprises against Bolivia and take one more step in the Qualifiers towards the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The match will be played from 20.30 at the Monumental de Núñez stadium, which will have a 30 percent capacity, with arbitration by the Peruvian Kevin Ortega and televising of the Public TV and TyC Sports.

After the suspension scandal in Brazil, the Argentine National Team wants to close this triple date in the best way Qualifying, which began with a defeat of Venezuela in Caracas. The set led by Lionel Scaloni knew that it was a window to get quite close to qualifying for the Qatar World CupBut the frustration over what happened in São Paulo changed the plans.

The thing is the idea of ​​the Santa Fe coach was to appeal to a rotation against Bolivia, taking into account the bustle, but when the duel against Brazil is suspended, he will put the best he has, with the exception of the four footballers who are active in the Premier League who were disaffected, in agreement with their clubs. It’s about the archer Emiliano “Esque” Martínez, Cristian “Cuti” Romero, Giovani Lo Celso and Emiliano Buendía, the same ones who caused the scandal in San Pablo, and that they traveled to Croatia to fulfill their ten days of isolation and then be able to enter England.

The another casualty is that of Franco Armani, who due to a synovitis in the knee was disaffected and caused the incorporation at the last minute of Agustín Rossi, Boca goalkeeper. These footballers they will miss the celebration and reception that AFA plans to give with the fans as it is the first home match since obtaining the Copa América, on July 10 in Brazil.

Such was the 28-year wait that the only thing that is sought now is to enjoy and celebrate, that’s why there will be about 21,000 privileged inside the Monumental stadium.

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The Ticket sales had its chaotic moment also on Tuesday, when they sold out quickly on the virtual platform where they were arranged, and which forced buyers to wait a long time in the rain outside the stadium Monumental, where Argentina will play again after four years. His last time was on September 5, 2017, when they drew 1-1 against Venezuela, also for the Qualifiers, and began a path that took him through the Boca stadium, San Juan and Santiago del Estero.

Argentina, with one game less, he has 15 points and is escort of leader Brazil (21), although his “rival” to watch is the one that occupies the fifth and sixth position that would be the limits to reach the World Cup or playoffs, respectively. The Selection takes five points from Colombia – receives Chile – and seven from Paraguay – receives Venezuela – and Peru – visits Brazil –, so you could achieve an income that reassures your future path.

On your side, Bolivia is experiencing critical moments again in the Qualifiers, because its Venezuelan coach César Farías dodges exit rumors, after having drawn agonizingly against Colombia in La Paz and lost 2-4 in their visit to Uruguay in Montevideo. With six units, the whole of the Altiplano wants to make history in the Monumental, where in 2014, for the World Cup Qualifiers in Brazil, he took a 1-1 draw that left the Argentine National Team, a broad dominator of the history, drumming.

For that, Farías plans several modifications of names and even of the scheme, knowing the power of Albiceleste that already defeated him 2-1 in La Paz in these Qualifiers, on October 13 last. In fact, Regarding that game, Bolivia would only have three players as starters: the archer Carlos Lampe, José Sagredo and Marcelo Moreno Martins, the striker and top scorer in these Qualifiers, which is always a headache for the National Team.

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