Details are slowly beginning to emerge regarding Argentina’s upcoming matches against Brazil and Singapore.
All eyes will be on the Argentina bench come June 9 when the team takes the pitch at the MCG. As we reported last week, with current Sevilla coach Jorge SAMPAOLI’s job as the coach of the Argentina National Team all but official, rumors are beginning to surface regarding the two matches.
According to Gustavo YARROCH (of radio La Red and La Nacion), Inter captain Mauro ICARDI will be called to the team. This would be ICARDI’s second ever call-up to the squad, after having gotten his first cap in 2013 under Alejandro SABELLA against Uruguay. Furthermore, there are rumors that the team for the two matches could be made up mostly of domestic based players. While it might be difficult to keep Lionel MESSI away from the team, considering how much money the AFA would potentially stand to lose, the idea appears to be that it would mostly be players made up of the Argentina Primera who would make the squad.
May 19 is the day which Jorge SAMPAOLI is expected to announce the team.