Argentina World Cup 2018 Coach: Jorge Sampaoli
Jorge Sampaoli got this million dollar position after being endorsed by Lionel Messi as well as subsequent high ranking players of the team, and that too right in the middle of the qualifying round of the World Cup. The man has proven himself in merely six months because even though Argentina was struggling to even qualify, they have made it through. Jorge Sampaoli has had a prior winning streak, while directing Copa American titles to the Chile National team twice. Jorge Sampaoli presence will indeed be a stroke of luck for Argentina after being the runners up of three final matches in the past years.
Argentina World Cup 2018 Possible Starting Lineup:
The Argentinian team has had luck on the awful side if you talk about goalkeeping, but if things go as planned Nahuel Guzman and Geronimo Rulli are welcoming Sergio Romero with them as backup keepers. Emmanuel Mas will be taking the left back position, but it still under debate whether the spot will go to him or Marcos Rojo. The right back shall be Gabriel Mercado. The central defense spot is on Mateo Musacchio or perhaps Ramiro Funes Mori, with Nicolas Otamendi.
Since defending is one of the most important roles, it has been bestowed on Javier Mascherano on midfield. He shall be assisted by Leandro Paredes, Lucas Biglia and Ever Banega i.e 2 of them. Using the 4-4-2’s system, Di Maria will be hopping in the game. The captain Lionel Messi shall have the prime position at right side start accompanied by Gonzalo Higuain or Sergio Aguero centre forward. What’s left is the strong decision of positioning at left flank; shall it be Paulo Dybala, Angel Correa or Di Maria who claims that spot?
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Youngsters in Argentine Squad: Paulo Dybala & Angel Correa
Although European football has highlighted Paulo Dybala well in the vicinity, he still has to prove himself in the international championships. Paulo Dybala hasn’t been called in very regularly to play because he is equipped to play in the spot Lionel Messi has claimed and celebrated over the years. However, provided the opportunity, he can be a bombshell in this year’s World Cup. While making your name in the international team is tough as it gets, but the left flank is definitely for Angel Correa who has earned it.
Argentina World Cup 2018 Schedule:
Argentina were the runners up in the last World Cup four years back, and this time around they have a group they are likely to progress in:
- Argentina vs Iceland on June 16, 2018
- Argentina vs Croatia on June 21, 2018
- Argentina vs Nigeria on June 26, 2018
Probable Argentina 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2018:
Since the world cup 2018 is far at the moment, the Argentinian team hasn’t been publicized yet. It will be declared a month prior to the commencement of the first game, thus May 15, 2018 is the apprehended date of proclamation.
|1||Sergio Romero||Manchester United||GK|
|2||Nahuel Guzman||Tigres UANL||GK|
|3||Geronimo Rulli||Real Sociedad||GK|
|4||Gabriel Mercado||Sevilla||Full Back|
|6||Nicolás Tagliafico||Ajax||Full Back|
|7||Marcus Rojo||Manchester United||Full Back|
|8||Emmanuel Mas||Trabzonspor||Full Back|
|9||Nicolas Otamendi||Manchester City||Defender|
|10||Ramiro Funes Mori||Everton||Defender|
|11||Mateo Musacchio||AC Milan||Defender|
|12||Federico Fazio||AS Roma||Defender|
|14||Lucas Biglia||AC Milan||Midfielder|
|17||Angel Di Maria||PSG||Midfielder|
|22||Sergio Aguero||Manchester City||Forward|
|23||Angel Correa||Atletico Madrid||Forward|