June 16, 2021

CONMEBOL published Argentina’s list for the Copa América, different from that of the AFA?

Before the Argentina Selection make it official, CONMEBOL confirmed the final list of 28 players of Lionel Scaloni to dispute the America Cup 2021 of Brazil.

Finally is Franco Armani, despite the fact that his PCR continues to test positive for COVID-19, and also Lucas Alario, who had left the bubble due to physical problems.

In addition, the exclusion of Lucas Ocampos and Juan Foyth is surprising. The others excluded are Emiliano Buendía, Jose Palomino Y Julian Alvarez.

However, as reported by Diego Monroig in SportsCenter, the AFA does not recognize the published payroll and will confirm the aforementioned only on Friday, outside the established deadline. What names could they change? Everything seems to indicate that it depends on the status of Franco Armani. And the other unknown: Does Julián Álvarez have a chance to get in place of the injured Alario? The River Plate forward was not part of the preliminary list of 50 players, but would enter at the last minute due to the injury of the Bayer Leverkusen striker.

The main doubt in the call for 28 footballers was always the River Plate goalkeeper, who already has an epidemiological discharge and is not contagious although his CRP continues to test positive

Given the doubts generated about the possibility of entering and leaving the country to play the tournament in Brazil, desde CONMEBOL sent a circular in which footballers in the Armani situation are enabled to participate in the Copa América.

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The Villarreal defender did not pass Scaloni’s cut and left Ezeiza.

The four states where the contest will be held have already authorized entry, but the country’s migration OK was lacking.

According to the CONMEBOL list, Scaloni decided to bring the four goalkeepers summoned, so he cut more midfielders, as in the case of Ocampos, which had a lot of competition with Ángel Correa, Gio Lo Celso, Exequiel Palacios and Nico Domínguez.

Meanwhile, it was expected that Nahuel Molina would be the cut off in defense, and not Foyth, who played the last edition of the Copa América and had more minutes in the last games.

Argentina will debut in the Copa América on Monday against Chile, in Brasilia, at 18:00.

= THE ARGENTINA LIST:

– ARQUEROS: Franco Armani, Emiliano Martínez, Juan Musso, Agustín Marchesín.

– DEFENDERS: Gonzalo Montiel, Nicolás Otamendi, Germán Pezzella, Nicolás Tagliafico, Nahuel Molina, Lucas Martínez Quarta, Marcos Acuña, Lisandro Martínez, Cristian Romero.

– MIDFIELDERS: Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso, Exequiel Palacios, Nicolás González, Ángel Di María, Guido Rodríguez, Rodrigo De Paul, Ángel Correa, Alejandro Gómez, Nicolás Domínguez.

– FRONT: Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martínez, Joaquín Correa, Lucas Alario and Sergio Agüero.

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