The Argentine team carried out its first preparatory training for the match against Uruguay in The Bombonerathis Thursday from 7 p.m. On the premises Lionel Andres Messithose led by Lionel Scaloni They began their work for the double date of the Qualifiers that includes another classic, against Brazil next Tuesday at Maracana Stadium. The team world champion in Qatar 2022leads the South American classification for the World Cup 2026 What will be celebrated in Canada, United States and Mexico.
After the four wins in a row over Ecuador (1-0), Bolivia (3-0), Paraguay (1-0) and Peru (2-0)set Albiceleste will seek to stay at the forefront and finish the official activity in the year in the best way and no less than against its two strongest rivals in the region. As usual in each meeting at the AFA training center in Ezeiza, the good weather marked the start of the activity after the arrival of the players after their competitions in their clubs over the weekend.
The new face was Pablo Maffeo, the right back born in Spain and whose mother is Argentine. The right back who plays in the Mallorca and that he had his chance due to injuries Juan Foyth y Gonzalo Montiel and they leave only Nahuel Molina as a defender on the right lane. The 26-year-old defender had to process his Argentine ID at the Ezeiza international airport and after noon he joined the group with his new teammates.
Although the postcard that always attracts the most attention is that of Lionel Messiwho posted a photo in a story Instagram in which he is seen sitting and smiling. The team captain has been without official competition since October 21 because the Inter Miami was left out of the playoffs Major League Soccer (MLS). He played a friendly this Friday in a tribute that the Florida franchise paid him for having won the Golden Ball.
Some pearl could not be missing Emiliano “Drawing” Martinezwho posed next to one of the props, Juan Cruz Soutoand the world Cup. Another example of humility from the goalkeeper Aston Villa who is usually shown with all the members of the Argentine delegation and also published his photo in a story from Instagram to which he added an emoji with two hands making a heart.
On this initial day, the technical team in charge of Lionel Scaloni The rehearsal was planned with little demand and due to the travel of all the players except Franco Armani. The physical trainer, Luis Martin, the day began in the complex’s gym. After the first block, the footballers went to the playing field where they completed the warm-up.
Later Stairs and his assistants handed out bibs and commanded the technical work with the ball in circuits. At the end, the players practiced shots to challenge the team’s goalkeepers.
Being a recreational day, there was no shortage of reduced football, which was the preferred activity for the players and the player himself. Maffei He had the pleasure of winning in a team that he was part of Messi, Rodrigo De Paul, Giovani Lo Celso and Leandro Paredes.
This Tuesday the activity will continue with a training session at 5 p.m. and in the last 15 minutes it will be open to the media. On Wednesday there will be the press conference of Stairs (schedule to be confirmed) and another practice will be held at 5:00 p.m., but it will be behind closed doors.
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