Within hours of the debut of the Argentina National Team in the South American Qualifiers heading to the Qatar World Cup 2022, Paulo Dybala was ruled out for the match against Ecuador due to a gastrointestinal picture, as reported on the Albiceleste social networks.
The players who were to be out of the substitute bench initially were Alexis Mac Allister, Facundo Medina and Giovanni Simeone. However, this situation at La Joya forced Lionel Scaloni to modify his initial plans and the one who enters the squad is the Cagliari forward.
Anyway, the Juventus forward did not have a chance to get into the starting team, which the coach kept secret until almost the last moment, with some specific unknowns, especially in the goalkeeper position.
Finally, Franco Armani is the one chosen to be located under the three sticks and after some speculation the DT informed the players which will be the starting eleven for the match that will be played in La Bombonera.
#Major Selection The player @PauDybala_JR He suffers from a gastrointestinal condition and will not be part of the payroll for today’s game. His place will be taken by forward Giovanni Simeone. pic.twitter.com/lnIN6GOpgO
– Argentina National Team 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) October 8, 2020