Argentina will visit Paraguay for Date 11 of the Qatar 2022 South American Qualifiers and Lionel Scaloni has already confirmed the team, with Marcos Acuña as a small doubt due to a physical problem.
At a press conference, the DT said that “99%” of the team will be the final of the Copa América, waiting for the evolution of the Sevilla defender.
Scaloni was only able to gather all his players on 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.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday afternoon the AFA medical department confirmed that Exequiel Palacios trained alongside the rest and is available.
In this way, without too much time to rehearse, the equipment “from memory” would come out like this: Emiliano Martínez; Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi, Marcos Acuña (or Nicolás Tagliafico); Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso, Ángel Di María; Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martínez.
The match will be held at the Defensores del Chaco Stadium in the city of Asunción this Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.