Three disaffected and eight changes: the formation that Scaloni thinks for Argentina’s friendly against Estonia

Scaloni would try several changes to face Estonia (Photo: Reuters)

The Argentine national team of Lionel Scalloni will close its window of preparation for the World Cup in Qatar this Sunday from 3:00 p.m. (with television from TyC Sports) in view of Estonia in a friendly that will take place in the El Sadar Stadium from Pamplona.

The coach, knowing that the television cameras were positioned in the Bilbao training center, handed out bibs to the players at the start of practice and hinted at what the formation would be for one of the last friendlies before the World Cup. Lionel Messi, Rodrigo DePaul and Nahuel Molina would be the only three surnames that would be repeated in relation to the eleven that came out on the grass of the wembley stadium in London to play the final against Italy.

It should be noted that the DT decided to disaffect for different health problems to Leandro Paredes, Emiliano Martinez and Angel Correa. central midfielder, operated on a pubalgia in April, traveled with the squad to be with his teammates but was not going to add minutes since he still has not recovered from said intervention. The drawingInstead, he will use the time off to treat knee problems ahead of pre-season with Aston Villa. “It is a patellar pain that I have had since I was 17 years old. It got a little worse but doing a treatment with Batista and the doctors of the National Team I will be fine”, assured the goalkeeper.

The most surprising thing was the departure of the attacker from Atlético de Madrid, who announced on his social networks that he will have to undergo surgery on a scar that remained from his heart intervention almost ten years ago. “This Monday they are going to correct a scar that I had left from an old intervention that I had years ago in the United States. In case you don’t remember, I’ll review them: in 2014 I went through a difficult situation when I underwent cardiac microsurgery “, reviewed about what happened when he was 18 years old. “God willing, in a week I’ll be back to play again,” she clarified.

Faced with these clarifications, the eight players who would have minutes against the European team will be Franco ArmaniGerman PezzellaLysander MartinezFrames CoinsAlexis Mac AllisterAlexander Papuan GomezJulian Alvarez and Joaquin Belt. It should be noted that the Egg Coins He had been outlined to be a starter against Italy, but was left out of the fight for the place he finally occupied Nicholas Tagliafico due to muscle discomfort.

The eleven that are outlined for the friendly? Franco Armani; Nahuel Molina, Germán Pezzella, Lisandro Martínez, Marcos Acuña: Rodrigo De Paul, Alexis Mac Allister, Alejandro Gómez, Julián Álvarez, Lionel Messi and Joaquín Correa.

It should be noted that after this game there will be one more window for national team matches before the World Cup. In SeptemberArgentina should face the duel pending Qualifiers against Brazil in a country to be confirmed and then I would seek to organize a friendly with Israel or one selection of Concacaf as the strongest candidates.

Argentina will make its debut in Group C on Tuesday, November 22, against Saudi Arabia at 7 in the morning and then will face four days later, on Saturday the 26th, with Mexico from 16. The closure will take place vs. Poland on Wednesday 30 from 16.


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Three disaffected and eight changes: the formation that Scaloni thinks for Argentina’s friendly against Estonia