The International Board of the Football Association confirmed at a congress in Qatar that the teams will be able to bring 26 players to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. to date.
According to the information he had access to TNLionel Scaloni will make 95% of the list with this extension confirmed today. If the list was 23 players, the Argentine coach had to reduce at least two players. Now, instead, he will have to determine a place to complete all 26 passages.
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Scaloni’s first decision was to bring in three goalkeepers instead of four. Geronimo Rully will drop out of the World Cup except for some unexpected ones with Dibu Martinez, Armani or Musso.
Among the defenders, there are two who are still struggling to get on the list, depending on how the eight who would have a guaranteed place will arrive. I could even add a ninth defender to come out John Voight or Mark Senezi.
With the midfielders, too, everything would be ready and they could only join Nicolas Dominguez or Lucas Ocampos if Scaloni decides that passage 26 is for a flyer.
Among the attackers, with the expansion of the list, the most favored will be Paulo Dybala, with a guaranteed place. Also, if you want to call a sixth striker, the selected one will be angel strap.
The 25 players that Scaloni will have on his list for Qatar:
shooters: Emanuel Martinez, Franco Armani, Juan Musso.
defenders: Gonzalo Montiel, Nauel Molina, Nicolas Otamendi, Herman Petzela, Christian Romero, Lisandro Martinez, Nicolas Taliafico, Marcos Acuna.
midfielders: Rodrigo de Paul, Leandro Paredes, Guido Rodriguez, Joe Lo Celso, Alexis Mac Alistair, Angel Di Maria, Nicolas Gonzalez, Ezekiel Palacios, Alejandro Gomez.
Attackers: Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martinez, Julian Alvarez, Joaquin Correa.
Fight for a place in the World Cup
Geronimo Rully (goalkeeper), Marcos Senesi and Juan Voight (defenders), Nicolas Dominguez and Lucas Ocampos (midfielders) and Angel Correa (striker).
Injuries and performances: all evaluated by October
Scaloni has already defined a base of players who actually repeat the calls, but to confirm the list of 26 players who will go to Qatar, he will have to evaluate the performances until the last moment and above all to hope that there are no problems with injuries or players who lose the rhythm of the race in the second half of the year.
The last place in the list will be used by the coaching staff to strengthen a sector in which there are players with a physical problem or who do not reach 10 points. It can be a defender, midfielder or striker.