Futsal: Argentina beat Japan, on the way to the World Cup in Lithuania

Futsal: Argentina beat Japan, on the way to the World Cup in Lithuania

Argentina won its third friendly match 2-1 against Japan and closed its friendly phase in Spain with two wins and a draw.

At minute ten of the game, Pablo Taborda enabled Matías Edelstein jumping lines, the Hebráica player eliminated the goalkeeper and made it 1 to 0.

When 7 minutes elapsed, Argentina recovers a ball in their area, it falls on Titi Borruto’s feet, who saw him ahead of the goalkeeper and from 30 meters put the 2-0.

And with Argentina controlling the game and alternating the pressure mark with some moments of lowering the lines, the World Champion went to rest 2-0 up.

In the second part, the short rotations continued and the fatigue of accumulated trips began to be noticed. Japan raised concerns a couple of times that they found faultless responses from Farach.

And at 10 minutes a ball was buoyant after a closing of Maxi Rescia and Minamoto reached the discount.

With two minutes remaining, Japan decided to bet on the arqyuero player, but the plate would no longer move.

With very short rotations on the court, coach Matís Lucuix moved the quartets a lot and they had their first minutes on this Maxi Rescia tour (he ended his quarantine, since he joined 10 days ago, after accompanying the birth of his second child) ; goalkeeper Lucas Farach (up to now Nico Sarmiento had always saved) and Andrés Santos, who had his first minutes after recovering from the meniscus operation.

The National Team played in the Agándara de Narón Pavilion, in La Coruña, its third friendly match in Spain, organized by the Royal Galician Football Federation, in this case with the Japan National Team, after having defeated Uzbekistan and tied with Spain. to stay with the international triangle.

Argentine initial training: Lucas Farch on goal, Pablo Taborda, closing; Ezequiel Ramírez and Matías Edelstein, wings and Angel Claudino, pivot. They played: Agustín Raggiati, Alan Brandi, André Santos, Damián Stazzone, Cristian Borruto and Maxi Rescia.

History Argentina – Japan

Argentina and Japan have a history of confrontations, with 13 games played, ten victories, one draw and two defeats for the team today led by Matías Lucuix.

The last matches between the two were in January 2018, when the National Team traveled to the Asian country for the dispute of two games, In Toyama and Tokyo, both with Albiceleste victories, 4-1 and 4-2.

From that squad, today in La Coruña the following players: Nicolás Sarmiento, Pablo Taborda, Maximiliano Rescia, Sebastián Corso, Lucas Bolo Alemany, Leandro Cuzzolino, Cristian Borruto and Alan Brandi.

Japan will be in the Lithuanian World Cup, in Group E, along with Angola, Paraguay and Spain. Only once Argentina and Japan met in World Cups, in the first edition of the FIFA Tournament, in 1989, in the Netherlands.

01/28/2018 – Japan 1 – Argentina 4 Toyama (Japan) – International Friendly

01/25/2018 – Japan 2 – Argentina 4 Tokyo (Japan) – International Friendly

10/24/2013 – Japan1 – Argentina 2 Maringá (Brazil) – Grand Prix 2013

05/18/2013 – Japan1 – Argentina1 Beppu (Oita) (Japan) International Friendly

05/15/2013 – Japan 1 – Argentina 5 Tokyo (Japan) – International Friendly

04/09/2008 – Japan 1- Argentina 3 Bangkok (Thailand) – Thailand 5s 2008

05/05/2007 – Japan 1 – Argentina 0 (Japan) – International Friendly

05/03/2007 – Japan 2 – Argentina 4 (Japan) – International Friendly

11/14/2004 – Japan 3 – Argentina 1 Komazawa- Taiikukan (Japan) – International Friendly

11/13/2004 – Japan 1 – Argentina 2 Makuhari- Messe (Japan) – International Friendly

10/05/2003 – Argentina 5 – Japan 1 Al Jizah / Cairo (Egypt) – Cairo – Egypt 2003

06/05/2003 – Argentina 5 – Japan 1 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – KL 5’s – Kuala Lumpur 2003

01/07/1989 – Argentina 2 – Japan 1 (Netherlands) – FIFA World Cup – Netherlands 1989

How the preparation continues

Due to the number of players recovering from different ailments, in Malaga Ezequiel Ramírez joined the former River Plate delegation, who was doing the preseason with his Club, El Ejido. He was in both Málaga matches and, now, he traveled to La Coruña, for the third match on Spanish soil.

And in Coruña another of the young promises who have given Lucuix step by the minor selections joined, Agustín Raggiati. The Palma Futsal player, currently in the Noia Fútbol Sala, of the second division of the LNFS of Spain, joined to facilitate the training sessions and give him variants so that the touched players rest and avoid disruptions for the World Cup, which starts in 20 days .

After the friendly east, the National Team will move to San Sebastián, where it will hold an eight-day mini-pre-season, before traveling to the Netherlands, to play the last two games before the World Cup, with the national team.

Argentina will face the Netherlands (host of the next Eurocup) on Sunday 5 (at 1:00 p.m. in Argentina) and on Tuesday, September 7 (at 2:00 p.m. in Argentina) in the city of Roterdam. On September 10 it will arrive in Lithuania.

The squad of 17 players (one will be left out for the World Cup) that traveled is as follows

Archers: Lucas Farach (Kimberley AC) Nicolás Sarmiento (Real Betis Futsal -Spain-) Brian Steccato (San Lorenzo)

Last / Closings: Damián Stazzone (San Lorenzo) Pablo Taborda (Italservice Pesaro -Italia-) Maximiliano Rescia (Levante UD FS -Spain-)

At: Santiago Basile (CMB Futsal -Italia-) Lucas Bolo Alemany (San Lorenzo) Ángel Claudino (Palma Futsal -Spain-) Sebastián Corso (Industrias Santa Coloma -Spain-) Leandro Cuzzolino (Italservice Pesaro -Italia-) Matías Edelstein (Hebraica) Luciano Gauna (Peñíscola -Spain) Andrés Santos (Signor Prestito CMB -Italia-) Constantino Vaporaki (Meta Catania C5 -Italia-)

Pivotes: Cristian Borruto (Italservice Pesaro -Italia-) Alan Brandi (Jaén Paraíso Interior -Spain-)

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:

9/14 USA,

9/17 Serbia

9/20 Iran

Before them, the team led by Lucuix will seek the classification to the next phase, in search of renewing the title it has held since Colombia 2016.

Source: AFA.

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