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Argentina National Team: Why Scaloni decided not to add young people from local football


Although no one wanted to miss out on qualifying for the Qatar 2022 World Cup already assured, the infections by Covid-19, such as that of Lionel Messi, and the injuries in Europe paved the way for Lionel Scaloni to summon soccer players from the local environment thinking about the future , just as it happened in the last list against Uruguay and Brazil.

Scaloni’s reasons for not having protagonists of Argentine soccer were two: the cases of Covid-19 that exist in all the First Division campuses and that the teams are in full preparation and without filming, as to avoid possible injuries before the start of the 2022 Professional League Cup.

It should be remembered that Enzo Fernández (River), Santiago Simón (River), Exequiel Zeballos (Boca), Cristian Medina (Boca), Thiago Almada (Vélez), Gastón Ávila (Rosario Central, now back in Boca) and Federico Gómes Gerth (Tiger), as well as Matías Soulé (Juventus).

The summoned of the Argentine National Team vs. Chile and Colombia

Why Lionel Messi was not summoned to the Argentine National Team

The list of summoned of the Argentine Selection for the matches of the South American Qualifiers against Chile and Colombia came out today after the last details resolved by Scaloni, who effectively left out Lionel Messi, who has not played for PSG for almost a month between the trip to Argentina to spend the holidays, the isolation due to coronavirus and the post-Covid recovery, which took the Flea a few days longer than expected. The captain will be absent for the first time in the Playoffs.

The absentees in the list of the Argentine National Team

The matches of the Argentine National Team in the final of the South American Qualifiers

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