The Argentine National Team, with its 23-game undefeated, will face Uruguay this Sunday from 8.30pm, at the Monumental, this time at South American Qualifiers, after the last crossing for the Copa América won by Lionel Scaloni’s team. That time, the Albiceleste team beat those led by Oscar Washington Tabárez by the slightest advantage. The game will be broadcast on Public Television and TyC Sports.
“The performance of the team in Paraguay was satisfactory”, analyzed the DT in the virtual press conference prior to the Rio de la Plata clash, for which the team did not confirm and left open the unknowns about who will occupy the left back -between Marcos Acuña and Nicolás Tagliafico- and the right -between Nahuel Molina and Gonzalo Montiel-. The coach pointed out the physical factor as an important element in the definition of the eleven against Celeste, which he will solve at the last minute. “I have the team in mind but we depend on physical recovery”, explained the DT, who this Saturday took advantage of the afternoon practice to refine those last details of the training.
The charrúas also arrive at the postponed appointment of the fifth date after a goalless draw, although in their case as locals in Montevideo against Colombia. Scaloni’s men, with 19 points, are Brazil’s only guards (27), while Uruguay shares the third rung of the standings with Ecuador, with 16 points.
“Uruguay is not a national team like any other, it is a team formed a long time ago and I like how they all pull together for the same side. They have a mix of youngsters and consolidated footballers, with first-rate strikers and they are one of the best teams in the world, “said the Argentine coach. He was also praiseworthy with the historic DT Charrúa:” He is an example and hopefully we can be in Argentina sometime with a coach for so many years and maintain a line of play. “
On the celestial side, the confirmed casualties are Rodrigo Bentancur -the yellow limit- and the injured José María Giménez and Giorgian De Arrascaeta, which will force Tabárez to rearm his midfield and look for a benchmark for defense. In the attack, meanwhile, Luis Suárez and Edison Cavani lost a bit of ground in the last half and Darwin Núñez appears as a possibility.
The two, with their eyes fixed on Qatar, want to leave behind their 0-0 of the first presentation for the triple date of October. The Argentine national team, in addition, will meet again with its people after the 3-0 to Bolivia, when their captain Lionel Messi made the public delirious with three goals and the squad celebrated the Copa América title. El Monumental awaits the always attractive classic between Argentina and Uruguay, the star game of the River Plate Sunday night.