The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is almost over and technical director Lionel Scaloni is aware of the health of his managers in the Argentina national team.
Below, one by one, the players who have been affected and are awaiting recovery to make the list of those who will travel to the next World Cup:
YOUNG LO CELSO: He had to ask for a substitution after 24 minutes of the match between Villarreal and Athletic, played on Sunday, October 30, because of a problem with the tendon of his right leg. While waiting for new studies, the outlook is pessimistic because it could be a more serious injury than previously believed, and if the assumption is confirmed, the recovery time would distance him from the chance of appearing in the World Cup.
PAULO DYBALA: he played his last game on October 9, when he was injured in the 48th minute after a penalty kick in Roma’s victory over Lecce. The medical report indicated a tear in the rectus femoris of the left leg, with a recovery time of between four and six weeks. Will he be ready for Qatar?
CHRISTIAN ROMERO: the Tottenham defender, who has a strained right calf, has not been called up for Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League match against Olympique de Marseille on November 1. He wasn’t even in the previous game against Bournemouth for the Premier League. It is estimated that he will recover in 10 days.
ANGELO DI MARIA: On 11 October, Fideo had to be substituted for Juventus in a UEFA Champions League match against Israel’s Maccabi Haifa due to an injury to the back of his right thigh. His recovery time was over and, although he was not yet discharged, he began the final phase of his recovery.
LEANDRO WALLS: The Juventus midfielder suffered a minor hamstring injury on October 22, and his medical report announced that it would take “15 days for his full recovery”.
JUAN FOYTH: The defender was injured against Getafe on August 28 and then the club confirmed that he has a post-traumatic contusion of his left knee. Two months out, he returned to the call-up for Villarreal’s Conference League match against Lech Poznań.
NICOLAS GONZALEZ: Fiorentina’s versatile player could not play the match against Inter in Serie A due to discomfort, and after tests, a muscle injury was ruled out. It’s been two weeks since the game, so it might be available soon.
GUIDO RODRIGUEZ: The midfielder suffered a severe blow to the hip, which prevents him from training with his teammates, and he was not even invited to the last Betis match. The severity of the player’s discomfort is unknown, but some reports suggest he could face Sevilla in the El Clasico next weekend.
Argentina will make their debut on Tuesday, November 22, at 7 am, against Saudi Arabia.