Copa América: Argentina worked thinking about the debut against Canada | Next Thursday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Copa América: Argentina worked thinking about the debut against Canada | Next Thursday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Copa América: Argentina worked thinking about the debut against Canada | Next Thursday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Already installed at its base of operations in Atlanta, The Argentine National Team arrived in the United States to defend the title achieved on Brazilian soilenhanced by what was achieved in the Qatar World Cup.

The national delegation arrived last Sunday in that city from Washington, where on Friday they beat Guatemala 4-1, in the last of the two friendlies that he played as a final part of the preparation. The previous Sunday they had beaten Ecuador 1-0 in Chicago.

To revalidate the continental crown, The world champions trained on the Kennesaw State University campus. The team began with warm-up exercises with physical trainer Luis Martín, with whom they carried out a total of four circuits, with sticks, cones and fences, for exercises with and without a ball.

Meanwhile, in another sector of the playing field, the goalkeepers Emiliano “Dibu” Martínez, Franco Armani, Gerónimo Rulli and the Independiente youth goalkeeper, Mateo Morro (who collaborates with the preparation of the three mentioned), performed specific exercises with Martín Tocalli and Carlos Canuhe.

Already Under the orders of coach Lionel Scaloni, the team made tactical movements with exit and definition exercises from the midfield, and with passive defense. Next, a small 8-on-8 soccer practice was held on a field about 45 meters long.

Based on the tests carried out, There are questions to define the formation for the debut. Most likely Scaloni only confirm the starting lineup on the day of the game, although expectations will be set on the press conference that he will give next Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

With Leandro Paredes with a good chance of being the central midfielder, the question turns to Alexis Mac Allister and Enzo Fernández as insiders on the left. In addition, Angel Di María and Nicolás Fernández fight to be one of the wingers, and between Lautaro Martínez and Julián Alvarez the center forward will emerge.

Waiting for confirmation, The Argentine eleven would go with “Dibu” Martínez; Nahuel MolinaCristian “Cuti” RomeroNicholas OtamendiNicholas Tagliafico; Rodrigo From Paul, Paredes, Mac Allister or Fernández; Lionel Messi, Lautaro or Julián, Di María or González.

On the other hand, the Conmebol presented the official photo of the team with captain Messi for the Copa América. The albiceleste jacket no longer has the gold world champion patch on the chest: it now wears the one from the defense of the title obtained at the Maracaná in July 2021. Two other prints can also be seen on each sleeve: the logo and the motto official (“Vibra el continent”) of the Copa América.

It is worth remembering that the 2024 edition of the contest, which will be held from June 20 to July 14includes the ten Conmebol teams and six Concacaf teams as guests.

Argentina will begin its participation 18 months after having won the three-time world championship in Qatar with the mission of revalidating the title obtained in 2021 against Brazil, at the Maracaná in Rio de Janeiro.

Scaloni’s team leads Group A and this Thursday in atlanta will open the tournament in it Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Georgia Canada, then will be measured on 6/25 with Chile at MetLife Stadium (New Jersey) and on 6/29 with Peru at Hard Rock Stadium (Miami).

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