With the need to win to fasten their way to the round of 16 and to correct some of the defects evidenced in their debut on Saturday against Uzbekistan, The Argentine Under 20 National Team directed by Javier Mascherano will face Guatemala this Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. in their second match for Group A of the World Cup in the category. The match will be played at the Único Madre de Ciudades stadium in Santiago del Estero and will be controlled by the Turk Halil Umut Meler and can be seen on the Public TV, TyC Sports and DirecTV Sports. And on the first shift, from 3:00 p.m., Uzbekistan and the United States will play in the same stadium.
Mascherano and his coaching staff consider that the group’s most demanding rival has passed and the plan now is to ratify the football idea and improve the operation in the next two matches ahead of the one-on-one matches. The Argentine team will try to correct the mistakes made against the Uzbeks, especially in the first half, which could have cost a draw or the defeat itself.
income from Federico Redondo and Ignacio Miramón They brought greater balance to a midfield that was outclassed at times. Máximo Perrone (Manchester City) and Mateo Tanlongo (Sporting Lisbon) they suffered under pressure from Uzbekistan and at times played in the same line and were behind the ball. It became clear that both need greater understanding and a filming that, especially in the case of Perrone, neither has yet had in their respective clubs, unlike Redondo (Argentinos Juniors), Miramón (Gimnasia La Plata) and even Gino Infantino (Rosario Central) who established themselves in their teams reached the World Cup with a good competitive rhythm.
In counterpart, the hooking of Inter Valentín Carboni meant great news for Argentina. Left-footed and elegant, every time he had the ball he created danger in the rival area and scored Argentina’s second goal. Mascherano will try to get Carboni to extend his impact on the team over time, but he passed the first World Cup exam with flying colors.
The team trained at the Miter club stadium and regarding the initial formation, it is not ruled out that Mascherano makes changes in all the lines. Most likely, the Huracán winger Juan Gauto will play up front for Brian Aguirre, with a notable performance at the start. The Newell’s attacker was a starter and the figure of the team against Uzbekistan. However, from the coaching staff they are analyzing moderating his appearances for a physical matter.
Argentina will face a rival in need of victory to maintain their World Cup illusion. Guatemala had a good game against New Zealand, despite the 1-0 defeat. The team led by the Mexican Rafael Loredo is characterized by its dedication and intensity and in offense it has striker Arquímides Ordóñez as a beacon, perhaps his player most notably. Ordóñez, 19, plays for Cincinnati in the American Major League Soccer and wears the number 10 jersey of the two-color team. The tall striker was born in Ohio, United States, he chose Guatemala because of the origin of his parents, but he uses the English language to relate.
Meanwhile, the starting goalkeeper, Jorge Moreno, had to be removed on a stretcher due to a blow to the head and replaced by Fausto Delgado. The Guatemalan medical staff kept him under observation and in principle it would be from the game against Argentina, but confirmation will only be made when the delegation arrives at the stadium.
Possible formations, time and TV
- ARGENTINA: Gomes Gerth; Giay, Di Lollo, V. Gomez, Barco; Perrone, Tanlongo, Carboni; Soulé, Veliz, Aguirre. DT: mascherano.
- GUATEMALA: Slim; Gaitan, Franco, A. Dominguez, Urizar; Santos, Cabrera, Ordonez, Cardoza; Juarez, Montano. DT: Loredo.
- Stadium: Sole Mother of Cities of Santiago del Estero. Referee: Halil Umut Meler (Türkiye). Hour: 18. TV: Public and TyC Sports.