February 23, 2024

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Argentina have trained with New Zealand in mind and there will be player rotation

Argentina have trained with New Zealand in mind and there will be player rotation

Photo by Julian Alvarez

The Argentina national team arrived in San Juan this Wednesday and had a training session from the afternoon with a view to the game against New Zealand next Friday at 6:00 pm, for which coach Javier Mascherano will have thought to test. Few changes, with the implicit risk that an eventual defeat would leave the Albiceleste second in Group A and alter their hopes for the round of 16.

The rotation was particularly due to the fact that the first two matches, which were won against Uzbekistan and Guatemala, took place just 72 hours apart.

    Photo by Julian Alvarez
Photo by Julian Alvarez

Of course, with only one draw, Argentina would have won the group and then its rival in the round of 16, again in San Juan, would be one of the best teams in third place.

In terms of forced casualties, Racing Club’s marker or central midfielder Tomas Aviles was the only “formal” one sent off for a double yellow card against the Central Americans this Tuesday.

    Photo by Julian Alvarez
Photo by Julian Alvarez

As for Valentin Fargo, who came out yesterday with a blocked left knee, although he will be less sore this Wednesday, he has no demands on the lightness of the rehab exercises that headlined yesterday, and he will be protected in Friday’s match. San Juan Bicentennial Arena.

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