The Argentine national team is facing its Paraguayan counterpart in the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, in the presence of Lionel Messi and the absence of Paulo Dybala due to injury.
Argentina started their preparations for the third round of the South American qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar,
where they will face Paraguay on Thursday evening, with the presence of Lionel Messi,
captain of Barcelona, who was among the first players to arrive in the country, but in absences Numerous problems or flight problems.
Messi, Angel Di Maria, and Leandro Paredes were among the first players to arrive in the Argentine capital,
Buenos Aires, to start training on Monday evening, where they were received by Claudio Tapia,
president of the Argentine Football Association.
After that, the players continued to join, in the absence of Fiorentina defender Lucas Martinez,
who was not allowed by the Italian health authorities to travel.
The players underwent examinations for the new Corona virus (Covid-19) after their arrival,
and after training for “hospitalization” divided into two groups.
And missing from the Argentina list, Marcos Acuña, “Seville”,
due to his muscle injury, Paulo Dybala, the Italian Juventus player, suffered from urinary and reproductive problems.
While the Tango coach, Lionel Scaloni, summoned last Sunday the player Lisandro Martinez, the star of Ajax Amsterdam.
Meanwhile, Boca Juniors’ attacking midfielder, Eduardo Salifo,
was ruled out a short while ago due to his injured exit from his team’s match against Newell’s Old Boys.
The Albacelesti will hold its first official training session on Tuesday evening,
to be followed by another training session on Wednesday, on the eve of the Paraguay match at La Pomponera stadium.
Argentina started their campaign by defeating Ecuador with a clean goal bearing Messi’s signature,
then they beat Bolivia in La Paz with two goals to one signed by Lautaro Martinez and Joaquin Correa.
While Paraguay tied 2-2 against Peru, then beat Venezuela with a clean goal.
The Argentine national team ranks second in the standings of South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, with six points, while Brazil is at the top.