Lionel Messi, the star of Barcelona and the Tango team, will lead the starting line-up for Argentina against its guest, Chile, which is scheduled for 2 a.m. on Friday, at the Unico Madre de Ciudades Stadium, in Santiago del Estero, as part of the matches of the round. The seventh of the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Messi leads the attack of the Argentine national team, along with Lautaro Martinez, star of Inter Milan, and Angel Di Maria, star of Paris Saint-Germain.
The Argentine team enters the confrontation as it occupies the runner-up position in the qualifiers with 10 points from 4 matches, two points ahead of the leaders Brazil, while Chile comes in sixth place with 4 points.
The Argentine national team will play the match with all its stars, led by Barcelona captain Lionel Messi, while Inter Milan star Arturo Vidal will be the most prominent absentee from the Chilean team, as a result of his infection with the Corona virus.
Today’s match is the first for Chilean coach, Martin Lasarte, the former Al-Ahly coach, who took charge last February, succeeding Renaldo Rueda, who moved to coach the Colombia national team after the approval of the Chilean Federation.
The Argentina squad was as follows:
Defenders: Quarta, Tagliafico, Foyth, Romero
Midfield: Paredes, De Paul, Di Maria
Forwards: Messi, Ocampos, Lautaro Martinez
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