U-20 World Cup: the European promises that could play in Argentina

U-20 World Cup: the European promises that could play in Argentina

Argentina will officially be the organizing country of the next Sub 20 world which will begin on May 20 and end on June 11. In this context, the Argentines await the arrival of the “europibes”, the star players of the Argentine National Team.

Although the formal announcement remains, the meeting held at this time by the president of the AFA, Claudio Chiqui Tapia with the main leader of FIFA, Gianni Infantino and the head of Conmebol, Alejandro Domínguezwas “very positive” according to official sources, and the confirmation of the realization of the ecumenical event in our country is a fact.

Although some of the players from Europe have already been called up to the National Team by coach Lionel Scaloni, many of them could not participate in the last U-20 South American due to a refusal from their clubs.

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According to Juan Martín Tassi, official scout of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), there is a base in AFA of around 400 U-20 players who are scattered around the world for different reasons such as the departure of their parents from the Argentina due to the 2001 crisis, relatives of exiles from the last civic-military dictatorship, children of former soccer players who made a career abroad, parents who took their children from Argentine clubs through the famous parental authority or, simply, parents who emigrated for no reason and formed a family in other nations.

The European stars who can play for Argentina in the World Cup

Alexander Garnacho

It is one of the referents of the “Europibes”since he is the son of a Spanish father and Patricia Ferreyra Fernandezhis Argentine mother who instilled in him a sense of belonging to the “albiceleste” and, when the time came, the extreme left of the Manchester Utd chose to wear light blue and white when lionel scaloni summoned him for the double date of playoffs March of this year for the Qatar World Cup 2022.

Despite his Spanish identity, the United attacker recently ratified his choice for the Albiceleste team, after his debut on the last FIFA date was frustrated due to injury.


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matias soule

19 years old and born in sea ​​of ​​silver, He lived in the spa city until he disembarked in Velez where he was until 2020. His father executed parental authority for the minority of the Mar del Plata down payment and took him to the Juventus of Turin.

He currently has participation in the “Vecchia Signora” first team and has a contract until 2024 with the possibility of extending it until 2026. He was selected for the Argentine national team in two double date of playoffs.

luka romero

Son of former soccer player from Quilmes, Diego Romero, luka romero was born on November 18, 2004 in Victoria of Durango, Mexico and, when he was only three years old, he moved to Spain with his family. In 2015 he signed for Real Mallorca, which made him debut in the First Division on June 24, 2020 -at just 15 years old- against real Madrid so that, a year later, the lazio of Italy acquire the services on the extreme right, already summoned by scaloni in Qualifying, for 200 thousand euros.

Nicholas Paz

Nicholas Paz Martinez -son of the former footballer of the albiceleste Paul Peace– born in Tenerife, Spainon September 8, 2004 and, already in 2017 at the age of 13, he joined grassroots football real Madrid where he went through all the categories until Castilla, the Reserve of the “merengue” club.

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Identified by people as one of the most promising, Paz has already worn the shirt of the Argentine National Team: he did it in the South American U-20, where he was directed by Javier Mascherano. Despite the poor results that led to the elimination of the national team, the Real Madrid midfielder showed some of his European game and skills.

In addition, he conquered the Alcudia Sub-20 Tournament with the Argentina and disputed the competition Toulon hopes.

the carboni brothers

Brothers Carboni Frank (18), the eldest, and valentine (17), the youngest- were born in Buenos Aires and they are children of Ezekiel Carboniformer player of lanuswho after his negative step as technical director of Argentine Juniorshe returned to direct the reserve of the Catania Calcio where their children began to take their first steps. They were later transferred to Inter de Milan, owner of their passes. Both already summoned by the albiceleste, Frank He is a left back and is on loan at the Cagliari while valentine He was already promoted to the first team of “Neroazzuro”.

Niko Takashashi

Niko Takashashiborn on August 17, 2005, has a particular story: his mother, kaoriis Japanese and her father, Federico CendagortaHe is Argentine and, together with his family, due to the civic-military dictatorship he had to go into exile in 1976 in Barcelonawhere he grew up and met the mother of Niko. Born in Cornellaworks as a left back in ‘La Masía’, the youth academy Barcelona Soccer Club.

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Within the list of European players who could represent Argentina in the World Cup there are other names:

  • Tiago Geralnika Rosario born on March 31, 2003 who became one of River’s great promises between 2017 and 2020 and who now plays for Villareal.
  • Benjamin Cremaschi He was born on March 2, 2005 in Key Biscane, Florida, United States. At his young age he is part of the Inter Miami first team.
  • maximum carrizom He was born on February 28, 2008 and plays for New York City, where he became the youngest player to sign a contract in the Major League Soccer (MLS) with 14 years
  • Nicolo Tresoldi -18-year-old German and son of Argentines- and alessandro bolzan -son of ex-footballer ruben bolzan They play center forwards in the Hanover 96 and in the Rome respectively and have not yet been summoned by the Argentina.

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