Argentina will visit Paraguay for Date 11 of the Qatar 2022 South American Qualifiers. The match will be played at the Defensores del Chaco Stadium in the city of Asunción this Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
Coach Scaloni was only able to gather all his players this Tuesday. Most of them met in Madrid to take their flight to Ezeiza. On a charter flight, the plane deposited them in Buenos Aires after noon on Monday. For their part, the players who belong to PSG, Lionel Messi, Leandro Paredes and Ángel Di María, will arrive in the country on Tuesday morning and “miss” the first practice planned for Monday afternoon.
It should be noted that the coaching staff will work a double shift until Wednesday morning, since that day after lunch they start the trip to Paraguay, where they will face their first game on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. (Argentine time).
Although it is early to start speculating with the information, it is already known that one of the absent will be Paulo Dybala, disaffected from the call due to the injury to his left thigh that he suffered in Juventus’ triumph against Sampdoria by 3 to 2. Although Scaloni had summoned him, the result of the medical examination left him unable to be present. In the same situation is midfielder Exequiel Palacios, with a right ankle injury.
While waiting for the training sessions this afternoon and, fundamentally, tomorrow Wednesday, to finish knowing the real state of everyone, we will hardly be able to speculate with the training.
In this way, without too much time to rehearse, the equipment “from memory” would come out like this: Emiliano Martínez; Nahuel Molina (or Gonzalo Montiel), Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi, Marcos Acuña (he beat Nicolás Tagliafico); Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso, Ángel Di María; Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martínez