Franco Armani would start tonight in the Argentine National Team, in the duel he will face in La Bombonera against Ecuador for the first date of the South American Qualifiers, heading to Qatar 2022.
From the morning the mystery was played with the owner of the albiceleste bow. During the week there was talk that Emiliano Martínez could add his first minutes, but then the pulse was summarized in Esteban Andrada and Franco Armani.
In the early hours of this Thursday, everything indicated that the Boca goalkeeper would start from the start, but then it was confirmed that Lionel Scaloni would bet on the River Plate goalkeeper.
How did La Albiceleste do when Armani stopped?
His debut came during the World Cup in Russia, on June 26, 2018, where Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1. In the second round he would play his second game and there he would receive four goals in the defeat and elimination against France 3-4.
He participated in three friendlies from the start. The first against Colombia on September 12, 2018 where it was a goalless draw, the second defeat with Venezuela 3-1 in Madrid on 03/23/2019 and the last was victory against Nicaragua 5-1 on June 8, 2019 .
He was a starter in the entire 2019 Copa América played in Brazil, where he began falling 0-2 with Colombia, then reaped a 1-1 draw against Paraguay and ended up beating Qatar 2-0 in Group B. In the quarterfinals he beat to Venezuela but ended up losing in the semis to Brazil. He ended up saying goodbye to that competition by beating Chile 2-1 in a duel for third place.
Armani numbers with Argentina
He played 11 games from the start, receiving 15 goals against and keeping the fence unbeaten in 3 games. With him in goal, the Argentine National Team won 5 games, lost 4 and drew 2.