🏆 JWC 2021 : Argentina Men's team ready to create history
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After the last training session in Buenos Aires carried out on Saturday, this Monday those led by Lucas Rey and Lucas Cammareri will leave for India. In Bhubaneswar they will participate in the 12th edition of the U21 World Cup that will be played between November 24 and December 5.

Argentina will be part of group D along with Germany, Pakistan and Egypt. The debut is scheduled for Thursday, November 25, at 1 am in our country, against Egypt. On the second date, scheduled for Friday 26 (11 am), the Leoncitos will face Germany -the most winning team in the category with six titles-, while on the 28th (8:30 am) they will close the group stage against Pakistan.

In the hours before starting, Lucas Rey – junior world runner-up in 2001 along with Lucas Cammareri – analyzed the rivals: “We had a rather difficult area. From Egypt we have nothing, but due to the pandemic the tournament was not played. African and there are no images. If we have images of Germany that will be our second rival, and we do not have of Pakistan that will be the third. Once the two matches of the group take place we will already have images of Pakistan and Germany. ”

It should be remembered that Argentina achieved qualification for the contest after having won one of the places awarded by the Pan American Cup held months ago in Santiago de Chile, in which it was awarded second place on the podium. Of the 11 editions of World Cups in the category already contested, Argentina participated in 10 and among the most outstanding performances are the runner-up obtained in Hobart in 2001 and the world title won four years later, in Rotterdam 2005.

“The main virtue that This team has dedication, effort and commitment. A beautiful group was created that ended up becoming a team and I think that is the most important thing. You can see that they are very united both on and off the pitch, “he said. the Argentine coach.

The squad will be made up of: Nehuen Hernando (Bs As), Agustín Cabaña Santi (Mendoza), Tadeo Mahon (Bs As), Tadeo Marcucci (Bs As), Facundo Zarate (Córdoba), Matteo Fernandez (Bs As), Bruno Stellato ( Bs As), Lautaro Domene (Córdoba), Ignacio Ibarra (Bs As), Facundo Sarto (Bs As), Joaquín Kruger (Córdoba), Joaquín Toscani (Bs As), Ignacio Nardolillo (Tucumán), Francisco Ruiz (Bs As), Lucio Méndez Pin (Bs As), Bautista Capurro (Bs As), Gaspar Garrone (Córdoba) and Franco Agostini (Bs As). In addition, Iñaki Minadeo (Bs As) and Martín Fernández (Mendoza) will travel as reserves. It should be remembered that the reserves can only be entered in the event that any of the 18 players cannot continue with their participation in the contest in case of injury.

Players and coaching staff will depart this Monday, November 15, on Air France flight AF N ° 229, 2.30pm, from Ezeiza.


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