The Argentine National Team debuted this Tuesday at the Futsal World Cup in Lithuania 2021 and Matías Lucuix’s team was a steamroller: they beat the United States 11-0 in Vilna, thus achieving the biggest win in the history of the sport’s World Cups.
And that bulky scoreboard allowed to establish several marks. The pivot Alan Brandi, with a goal poker, was the figure of the Argentine National Team, and reached the one who today is considered the greatest star of the sport, the Brazilian Ferrao, who also scored with 4 in the debut of his team against Thailand at 9 to 1.
The National Team completed its win with goals from Maxi Rescia -2-, Angel Claudino -2-, Leandro Cuzzolino, Santiago Basile and Cristian “Titi” Borruto, who with his goal became the top scorer in Albiceleste history in World Cups (10), beating “Gallego” Sánchez.
The player born in Avellaneda, who in 2008 went from Independiente to Napoli and today plays in the Italservice of the Italian League, surpassed the 9 goals of Carlos “El Gallego” Sánchez, another fearsome national team gunner, who participated in four Cups World Cups: Spain 1996, with two goals, Guatemala 2000, with three, Chinese Taipei 2004, with four, and Brazil 2008, without converting.
Borruto, meanwhile, also fulfills his fourth call-up in Lithuania, since he was in Brazil 2008, without converting, Thailand 2012, where he scored 5 goals, was champion in Colombia 2016, where he contributed with four goals, and is now in Lithuania, where yesterday he added his first conquest.
Borruto goals detail
Cristian Borruto scored five goals in Thailand, two against Mexico, in a victory in the competition debut, two in the victory over Australia, and the last against Brazil, in a 3-2 defeat in overtime, in the quarterfinals.
In colombia they converted four, three against the Solomon Islands, in the group stage victory, and one against Portugal, in the semi-finals.
In lithuania, he converted the first yesterday in the 11-0 win over the United States.
The next matches of the team led by Matías Lucuix in the group stage will also be in the Lithuanian capital, on September 17 against Serbia and on September 20 against Iran (both at 14 in Argentina).
Kazakhstan 6-1 Costa Rica
Lithuania 1-2 Venezuela
Russia 9-0 Egypt
Uzbekistan 4-5 Guatemala
Morocco 6-Solomon Islands 0
Portugal 4-Thailand 1
Brazil 9- Vietnam 1
Czech Republic 5- Panama 1
Angola 4- Japan 8
Spain 4- Paraguay 0
Iran 3-Serbia 2
Argentina 11- United States 0
Fixture Wednesday, September 15
Costa Rica – Venezuela, Kaunas
Lithuania – Kazakhstan, Kaunas
Egypt – Guatemala, Vilnius
Uzbekistan – Russia, Vilnius
La Albiceleste, champion of the 2016 edition that took place in Colombia, starts its ninth participation in a World Cup after having led the South American Qualifier of Brazil 2020.
In preparation for the World Cup event, the National Team held a one-month preseason in Spain and the Netherlands where they beat Uzbekistan (3-1), drew with Spain (4-4), beat Japan (2-1) and defeated in two opportunities to the Netherlands (3-1 and 4-2).
The squad of 16 players that will represent Argentina in the 2021 World Cup in Lithuania:
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-).
Pivots: Cristian Borruto (Italservice Pesaro -Italia-) and Alan Brandi (Jaén Paraíso Interior -Spain-)