The panorama of the Argentine National Team, one month before the Qualifiers

The panorama of the Argentine National Team, one month before the Qualifiers

There are days of great activity for the Argentine National Team after a long hiatus, taking into account that the last match played by the Albiceleste was in November of last year, for the South American Qualifiers.

Now, all the guns point to July 3 and 8, when for the passage to Qatar 2022 the group led by Lionel Scaloni will return to the ring.

The first rival will be Chile, in Santiago del Estero, while the second, even more complex, will be Colombia, in Barranquilla.

What will the return of the national team to the Playoffs be like? Difficult prognosis. The Playoff dates to be played in March were postponed due to the refusal of several European clubs to give up their players.

Then, the exam before the Red and the coffee growers will be the official return after six months without playing.

Yes, it is possible to analyze what Scaloni’s team gave so far, and what it can give thinking not only of the Qualifiers, but also of the Copa América, a tournament that will be played after this double date, starting on the 13th. June and until July 10.

In this stage towards Qatar, the albiceleste added 10 points, the product of three victories (Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru) and a draw, against Paraguay. The team is second and is undefeated, with six goals in favor and two against.

Looking ahead, some returns are exciting. Messi came out of the bad moment lived in Barcelona and today he looks happy, as in his best days at the Catalan club. If the captain is plugged in, it will be a plus for the team.

Leandro Paredes and Angel Di María, semi-finalists of the Champions League with PSG, are also filming and having solid performances.

Lautaro Martínez has just become champion with Inter in Italy, and has secured his place in the first team surely next to La Pulga.

Sergio Agüero wants to recover the level after a semester of injuries, and while looking for a club, since he will leave Manchester City, he is excited about fighting a place in the attack.

Exequiel Palacios, already recovered from the hard injury suffered against Paraguay in the Qualifiers, stands out at Bayern Leverkusen and for Scaloni is an important piece in the midfield.

Looking at the local level, Franco Armani and Gonzalo Montiel maintain their level at River de Gallardo: without a doubt, if they continue like this, they will have a place in the first team.

Category names are superfluous. Now, Scaloni’s mission will be to re-evaluate each of the footballers to begin to outline the best 11 for what is to come.

The previous list of summoned is long: 50 names in total, of which only 23 will remain for the Qualifiers and the Copa América.

Taking into account the start of the first four dates, the balance is positive, not so much from the football performance, but from the results. In the game there are still many things to improve.

Without a doubt, Chile and Colombia will be a good measure when it comes time to play again.

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