After a few days of rest after the busy series of friendlies, the Argentine National Team resumed training this Sunday at the María Aldapeta School in the Spanish city of San Sebastián, where it will continue working until Thursday, September 2, the day it will leave for the Netherlands. to play two friendlies against the local team, on Sunday 5 and Tuesday 7 September.
The tear that Luciano Gauna suffered in friendlies left him out of the World Cup. The youthful former Pinocchio has already rejoined Peñíscola de España, where he will make his recovery and when it preceded that there would no longer be changes in the list, hours before being made official, the youthful goalkeeper Matías Starna took the place of Brian Steccato, who was injured in training Sunday and the studies that were carried out on Monday ruled it out for the maximum appointment.
#Futsal Matías Lucuix defined the list of 16 players who will travel to the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 to defend the title achieved in Colombia 2016.
– Argentina National Team 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) August 30, 2021
The Peñíscola de España goalkeeper, who was relegated to the Second Division last season, is 21 years old and has been in the Old Continent for two seasons. It emerged in the 17 de Agosto club and played in the Argentine youth teams. He had been in all the previous process of the Selection and had left the concentration in Spain ten days ago. Due to Steccato’s injury, he was called up again with the Albiceleste and these days he will be made available to Matías Lucuix.
This is how the squad of 16 players that will represent Argentina in the 2021 World Cup in Lithuania was left, which begins on September 12.
Archers: Lucas Farach (Kimberley AC); Nicolás Sarmiento (Real Betis Futsal -Spain-) and Matías Starna (Peñiscola -Spain-)
Last / Closings: Damian Stazzone (San Lorenzo); Pablo Taborda (Italservice Pesaro -Italia-); Maximiliano Rescia (Levante UD FS -Spain-)
At: Santiago Basile (CMB Futsal -Italy-); Lucas Bolo Alemany (San Lorenzo); Ángel Claudino (Palma Futsal -Spain-); Sebastián Corso (Industrias Santa Coloma -Spain-); Leandro Cuzzolino (Italservice Pesaro -Italy-); Matías Edelstein (Hebraica); Andrés Santos (Signor Prestito CMB -Italia-) and Constantino Vaporaki (Meta Catania C5 -Italia-).
Pivotes: Cristian Borruto (Italservice Pesaro -Italia-) and Alan Brandi (Jaén Paraíso Interior -Spain-)
– Argentina National Team 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) August 29, 2021
How the preparation continues
Argentina, after finishing its work week in San Sebastián, where it carried out an eight-day mini-pre-season, will travel to the Netherlands, to play the last two games before the World Cup there, 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.
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 team led by Lucuix will seek the classification to the next phase, in search of renewing the title it has held since Colombia 2016.