The champions will be at home. The world champion Argentine team will play two friendlies between March 21 and 28 with the intention of being able to show themselves in their country and before their audience, after winning the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the unforgettable final against France.
The friendly matches will take place in March since FIFA established, these days, that the international window will open between the 21st and the 28th. In principle, the intention of the AFA is to organize two matches, one in Buenos Aires and another in another province, so that the team can enjoy the world championship with its people. Venues will be confirmed over the weeks. There are even those who anticipate that, due to capacity issues, the two games will be in Buenos Aires stadiums.
The rivals are not yet confirmed, but the 26 world champions will be present plus those players that Lionel Scaloni adds to the squad with the aim of filming them. Those who were left out of the World Cup due to various injuries will probably rejoin, such as Giovanni Lo Celso, Nicolás González or Joaquín Correa.
While details about this first official presentation as brand new world champions are awaited, the president of the AFA, Claudio Tapia, commented yesterday that he awaits the return of DT Lionel Scaloni to the country “to sign” the new contract. To that announcement, Chiqui added that of the two friendlies.
“Chiqui” Tapia made the announcements at the Punta Mogotes beach resort 14, in Mar del Plata, during a World Cup exhibition event that he shared with soccer player Thiago Almada and the gastronomy trade unionist Luis Barrionuevo, who last night received the Leader at the Uthgra Sasso Hotel.
“We are waiting for Lionel (Scaloni) to come sign,” he said of the coach who remains in Mallorca, Spain, where his family resides. The continuity was discounted by Tapia himself in September, but then he was left in a field of uncertainty due to evasive responses from the coach after the world consecration and a song from the footballers during the festivities.
Then, the head of AFA confirmed that on the next FIFA date, between March 23 and 28, the world champions will conclude in Buenos Aires. “We will have two friendlies, it remains to be determined who the boys will play with,” he slipped.
“Thank you for so much affection, for so much love, we are really happy to see firsthand the enthusiasm and excitement of all of you. The boys did and gave everything to bring the World Cup to Argentina,” Tapia said to the audience that gathered Luggage to see the trophy. “It is an enormous joy to have been able to bring it to Mar del Plata and the reality is that I would like to take it to all the cities of the country so that all Argentines can, even for a few minutes, see it up close and take a photo” , shared.
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