Hours before embarking on the journey to the height of the desert of Calama, where the Argentine team will face Chile in the meeting corresponding to South American Qualifiers heading to Qatar World Cup, Lionel Scaloni He offered his traditional press conference in which he has not yet confirmed the team that will be presented in the neighboring country.
without the presence of Lionel Messi, the albiceleste team will cross the Andes Mountains with the mission of maintaining their unbeaten record and complicating the fate of the rival that deprived them of the two editions of the America Cup in 2015 Y 2016.
The phrases of Lionel Scaloni
“Before I go, I wanted to confirm that neither Pablo nor I will be able to be part of the delegation. Aimar’s case was due to close contact and he was never able to enter the health bubble and in my case it was due to contagion, which despite being isolated I will not be able to travel to Chile. Samuel, Ayala and Placente will be in charge of the team”.
“Last night last night we had the positive result of Alexis Mac Allister and he will not be able to travel, in the same way as Emiliano Buendía, who, because he is a close contact, will also remain isolated in Buenos Aires. These are very stressful days, in which we wait until the last minute, but we have to abide by the rules”.
“I would have loved Leo to be here. When he got infected I had contact with him and he told me that he had the toughest strain. I think the best decision I made was to ask him to stay at his club, and to continue his recovery; because COVID affected him quite a bit.”
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