The Argentine soccer team had its third and last training session on Wednesday with a view to Thursday’s game against Paraguay in the South American Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup normally and with a Lionel Messi in full swing.
During the first 15 minutes of practice, which were open to the press, the Albiceleste captain was seen in optimal condition and smiling just over a day before the start of the eleventh day of the South American qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
On Tuesday night, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) reported that all the coronavirus tests that the footballers underwent yielded negative results and that all the players are at the coach’s disposal.
After practice, which went smoothly, the coach Lionel Scaloni said on a wheelA virtual press that has not yet defined the line-up for this Thursday because there are some players with “annoyances”, but announced that “99 percent will be the one who played in the final of the Copa América.”
Most likely, the Albiceleste will form with Emiliano Martínez; Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi, Marcos Acuña; Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso; Ángel Di María, Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martínez.
Argentina will leave this afternoon for Asunción to face Albirroja on Thursday at the Defensores del Chaco stadium at 8:00 p.m. local time (23:00 GMT).
After that match, Argentina will host Uruguay on Sunday for a match due on the fifth date and on October 14 they will face Peru at home, for the twelfth day.
Even with one game less, Brazil and Argentina lead the South American qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup undefeated with 24 and 18 points, respectively.
They are followed by Uruguay (15), Ecuador (13), Colombia (13), Paraguay (11), Peru (8), Chile (7), Bolivia (6) and Venezuela (4).