The Argentine National Team will receive Uruguay on Thursday from 9 p.m. in La Bombonerawhile on Tuesday they will visit Brazil at the Maracaná Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
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The truth is that Lionel Scaloni’s big surprise in the call is Pablo Maffeo. The right back from Mallorca will have the opportunity to play in the world champion team.
According to journalist Antonela Valderrey on TNT Sports, Maffeo experienced a strange situation after arriving in the country. At the Ezeiza Airport there was a delay in completing the procedures for the Argentine DNI.
Of course, Maffeo is Spanish and has his Argentine mother and his Italian father. He could have chosen to play for any of the three teams and at the call of Lionel Scaloni, he opted for the Argentine National Team.
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The player, who had a brief stint at Manchester City, said: “They are two top stadiums in the world and emblematic (Bombonera and Maracaná). Being able to go there obviously makes your hair stand on end.”
Who is Maffeo, the Spaniard that Scaloni would call to the National Team
He began his career at Levante Las Planas and in 2003 he arrived at Espanyol where he played in all the lower divisions. At 19, Maffeo made his debut at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola. He then moved to Girona, played for Stuttgart in Germany, Huesca in Spain and now ended up in Mallorca.
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