Matías Lucuix should already breathe a sigh of relief: this Wednesday Pablo Taborda, Cristian Borruto and Luciano Avellino joined, the last three mentioned who arrived from Italy, and can now work with the entire squad and only worry about arriving healthy and ready for the World Cup debut in Lithuania , on September 14 against the United States
The specialized publication Futsal passion, spoke with them after the first jobs. Pablo Taborda expressed that: “For me it is always an honor and an immense happiness to wear the National Team shirt again. We came from two canceled flights and thank God we were able to make it. I couldn’t wait to start training with my teammates. It was a long time, since we couldn’t travel to the previous friendlies, but hey, as I said before, I’m happy to be here ”.
Regarding the extension of the List of Good Faith to 16 players, the last man of the National Team assured that: “It is something new, something nice obviously because two more players are going to have the possibility of playing a World Cup, which is the most beautiful that a player can live ”.
Passion For his part, Lucho Avellino, who did not play in the last World Cup or the last qualifying rounds, but had participated in the process, assured that: “It is a pride and a pleasure to be able to represent the National Team, it is the highest aspiration of any athlete to be part of this group with so many players and with such a level. I hope to contribute and give everything I have to help in whatever way. Regarding the extension of the Good Faith List, it is for a health issue and all I want is to train. Due to flight cancellations, I could not arrive earlier. They canceled three flights. Thanks to the management of the AFA leaders, we were able to return ”.
Regarding his season in Spain and his future, the Rosario said: “My season in Spain was positive, it was a team that had never gotten into the Cup and the Playoff in the same year, so luckily we were able to achieve it. As we had finished the first round as winter champions, the expectations were a little higher and we were left out with Levante (who later ended up reaching the final). We are left wanting to do a little more. We reached the playoff semis and the leadership ended up happy with the season. Now I am evaluating whether to stay or return to Italy, which is a place where I always felt very comfortable. These days I have to solve it ”.
The works will run until August 15, the date on which the Argentine National Team will embark on a tour of Europe.
This week they will train in Ezeiza until Saturday included with two days of double shift. August 15 will be the last day in Argentina, before starting the tour of Europe and Asia, of previous friendlies before the World Cup, which have already confirmed the Netherlands, Spain and Japan.
With a list of nine players from the Spanish league, six from the local league (although one of them, Vaporaki, has already confirmed that he will continue his career in Italy) and four from the Italian; with nine world champions and thirteen consecrated in the 2020 Brazil Qualifier; The Selection directed by Lucuix begins a new stage of work. On August 30, the final list of fourteen players who will play the FIFA competition will be presented.
Lucas Farach (Kimberley AC)
Nicolás Sarmiento (Real Betis Futsal -Spain-)
Matías Starna (Peñíscola -Spain-)
Brian Steccato (San Lorenzo)
Luciano Avellino (Jimbee Cartagena -Spain-)
Santiago Basile (Fútbol Emotion Zaragoza -Spain-)
Alan Brandi (Jaén Paraíso Interior -Spain-)
Lucas Bolo Alemany (San Lorenzo)
Cristian Borruto (Italservice Pesaro -Italia-)
Ángel Claudino (Palma Futsal -Spain-)
Sebastián Corso (Industrias Santa Coloma -Spain-)
Leandro Cuzzolino (Italservice Pesaro -Italy-)
Matías Edelstein (Hebraica)
Luciano Gauna (Peñíscola -Spain)
Maximiliano Rescia (Levante UD FS -Spain-)
Andrés Santos (Signor Prestito CMB -Italia-)
Damien Stazzone (San Lorenzo)
Pablo Taborda (Italservice Pesaro -Italia-)
Constantino Vaporaki (Meta Catania C5 -Italy-)
Confirmed World Cup fixture
The National Team is already preparing in Buenos Aires for the World Cup that will be held this year in Lithuania, from September 12 to October 3.
On July 1, the World Cup group draw was held in Zurich and the first rivals of Argentina were defined, whom they will face in the Group Phase:
Before them, the squad led by Lucuix will seek the classification to the next phase, in search of renewing the title he has held since Colombia 2016.