The National Team led by Javier Mascherano is advancing in its preparation of the squad that will play in the Pre-Olympic Tournament starting next January 20 in Venezuela and which grants two places for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Argentina tied this morning 0-0 against Japan, in the match that completed the series of agreed matches.
Mascherano’s team had opportunities to win, especially in the second half, when dominance was clear, in favor of the national team.
In the first forty-five, in a back-and-forth game, with danger in both goals, the result seemed deserved. In the second 45, Argentina had the best opportunities, through the play created by Almada and Nico Paz, and had two heads-up that could not end in celebration, in plays by Zapelli and Solari.
The National Team thus completed the friendly series in Shizuoka, with the balance of a loss and a draw.
The players who participated in these matches were:
Leandro BREY (BOCA JUNIORS)
Fabricio IACOVICH (SILVER STUDENTS)
Marco DI CESARE (ARGENTINOS JUNIORS)
Lucas ESQUIVEL (PARANAENSE -BRAZIL-)
Gonzalo LUJÁN (SAN LORENZO DE ALMAGRO)
Federico REDONDO (ARGENTINOS JUNIORS)
Gastón ÁVILA (AJAX -NETHERLANDS-)
Pablo SOLARI (RIVER PLATE)
Bruno ZAPELLI (PARANAENSE -BRAZIL-)
Luciano GONDOU (ARGENTINOS JUNIORS)
Thiago ALMADA (ATLANTA UNITED FC -USA-)
Facundo GOOD NIGHT (BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION FC -ENGLAND-)
Santiago SIMON (RIVER PLATE)
Bruno AMIONE (HELLA VERONA FC – ITALY)
Diego CALCATERRA (SARMIENTO DE JUNÍN)
Rodrigo VILLAGRA (CÓRDOBA WORKSHOPS)
Luis VÁZQUEZ (ANDERLECHT -BELGIUM-)
Nicolás PAZ (REAL MADRID CF -SPAIN-)
Carlos ALCARAZ (SOUTHAMPTON F. C. -INGLATERRA-)
From the initial call, the coach had to regret the absence of Facundo Farías, since the Inter Miami player suffered an injury in the last game before the tour at his club, and he could not count on the Porto de Porto player either. Portugal Alan Varela, who is carrying out his residency procedures in the European country to be able to make himself available to the Argentine national team.
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