The Argentine National Team will have all the players available for the debut in the Copa América against Chile and Lionel Scaloni breathes a sigh of relief as Franco Armani’s ordeal, which continued to test positive, is over.
The goalkeeper was going through a very tough situation for not being able to be with his teammates in the last two qualifying dates, since the studies showed a positive result in Covid. Despite not having enough viral load to infect, CONMEBOL’s protocols did not allow him to play.
Two days after the match against La Roja, the news came that his PCR, along with that of the rest of the delegation, was negative so Scaloni will have it at his full disposal. Let’s remember that they had already guaranteed that he would be able to use it during the week, but this only does more than strengthen that previous decision.
The goalkeeper against Chile would be Emiliano Martínez but the situation will have to be monitored for the match against Uruguay on Friday 18.
– Argentina National Team 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) June 12, 2021
Germán Pezzella would appear to be the first option and then Lucas Martínez Quarta to replace Cristian Romero. On the left side, Scaloni used Nicolás Tagliafico against Chile for the South American Qualifiers and Marcos Acuña against Colombia. Between them two would be the owner.
From the midfield forward, everything is clearer: Leandro Paredes and Rodrigo De Paul as fixed and Giovani Lo Celso, or Exequiel Palacios, as an alternative.
And the forward with Lionel Messi, Nicolás González and Lautaro Martínez.
In this way, the initial Scaloni team would be: Emiliano Martínez; Gonzalo Montiel, Germán Pezzella or Lucas Martínez Quarta, Nicolás Otamendi, Nico Tagliafico or Marcos Acuña, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Gio Lo Celso; Nicolás González, Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martínez.
Argentina will debut in Group A of the Copa América against Chile, on Monday, June 14 from 6:00 p.m.