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 arc of the Argentine futsal team will have a new variant. On Sunday Brian Stecatto suffered a broken pinkie and was replaced on the list for the World Cup by Matías Starna.
When this Tuesday they completed the studies for an ailment brought by the Peñíscola goalkeeper, they detected a tear that would require a minimum of two weeks of recovery and left the coaching staff with no margin for error if the times were stretched, since the deadline for any type exchange rate (always within the 25-player list initially presented) is September 11, one day before the start of the World Cup.
#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
So the Argentine coaching staff decided to cut the newcomer Mati Starna and summon the Boca goalkeeper, former Hebraica, Guido Monsenson, who was part of the squad that won the Cup in Colombia 2016.
All teams are required to have three goalkeepers on the bona fide 16-player roster for Lithuania 2021.
It is with a sad heart that I regret to report that I broke the meniscus in my right knee. I came so close to achieving one of my biggest dreams.
I thank the coaching staff and colleagues for the love and words they gave me.
Let’s go fuck selection !! pic.twitter.com/7xKfmSjPmD
– Brian Steccato (@bsteccato) August 31, 2021
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 Guido Monsenson (Boca Juniors)
Last / Closings: Damian Stazzone (San Lorenzo); Pablo Taborda (Italservice Pesaro -Italia-);
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-)
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.