Argentina and Iran define Group F at the Futsal World Cup in Lithuania

Argentina and Iran define Group F at the Futsal World Cup in Lithuania

The Argentine team entered the round of 16 of the Futsal World Cup in Lithuania 2021, after defeating Serbia 4-2 in their second presentation and having beaten the United States 11-0 in their debut. But today he has an important duel: The team that Matías Lucuix technically directs will face Iran, the other classified in Group F.

Like Argentina, the Iranians won the two duels they played but reached the last match in second position for having less goal difference (+3). Therefore, by drawing or winning Argentina will come first and only defeat would leave it in second place, behind the Iranians, who already know about turning giants, because in Colombia 2016 they eliminated nothing less than Brazil, in definition from the penalty spot.

Paradoxically, the winner of the group will have in the second round, at least in the previous speculations, a rival much more difficult than who finishes second: whoever comes out first will have a very tough rival, who will come from whoever escorts Spain in Group E, lgar that they decide thoy in a match Japan and Paraguay.

On the other hand, the guard, already has a rival, and is the much more modest Uzbekistan (a rival that Argentina faced in preparation and beat him twice.


Group A

Kazakhstan 6-1 Costa Rica

Lithuania 1-2 Venezuela

Costa Rica 0 – Venezuela 1

Lithuania 0 – Kazakhstan 3

Egypt 1 – Uzbekistan 2

Venezuela 1 – Kazakhstan 1

B Group

Russia 9- Egypt 0

Uzbekistan 4- Guatemala 5

Egypt 6 – Guatemala 3

Uzbekistan 2 – Russia 4

Guatemala 1 -Russia 4

Costa Rica 6 – Lithuania 2

Group C

Morocco 6-Solomon Islands 0

Portugal 4-Thailand 1

Solomon Islands 0 – Portugal 7

Thailand 1- Morocco 1

Solomon Islands 4 – Thailand 9

Portugal 3 – Morocco 3

Group D

Brazil 9- Vietnam 1

Czech Republic 5- Panama 1

Panama 2- Vietnam 3

Brazil 4 – Czech Republic 0

Czech Republic 1 – Vietnam 1

Brazil 5 – Panama 1

Group E

Angola 4- Japan 8

Spain 4- Paraguay 0

Spain 4 – Japan 2

Paraguay 4 – Angola 1

Group F

Iran 3-Serbia 2

Argentina 11- United States 0

Iran 4 – United States 2

Argentina 4 – Serbia 2

Fixture Monday, September 20

Group E

Japan- Paraguay

Spain – Angola

Group F

United States – Serbia

Argentina – Iran

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 month-long 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-)

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