The Argentine Under 20 national team completed the last training session before facing New Zealand this Friday for the last date of Group Awith a World Champion of the category as a guest: the former goalkeeper leonardo frank.
The champion of the youth World Cup that was held in Malaysia in 1997 accompanied the national delegation in practice that took place on a sunny afternoon at the Hilario Sánchez stadium, of the San Martín de San Juan club.
The 46-year-old from Nicolás stood on one side of the playing field with his former teammate bernard romeocurrent coordinator of Youth Teams, and observed the training of the youth team led by Javier Mascherano.
The Argentine national team, already qualified for the round of 16, completed their second practice session this afternoon in San Juan after having played the first two games in Santiago del Estero.
The first was on Wednesday afternoon on the auxiliary field of the San Juan del Bicentenario stadium, behind closed doors, and today they moved to the “verdinegro” stadium, one of the animators of the First National.
Jorge Miadosquipresident of San Martín de San Juan and secretary of National Teams of AFA, officiated as host of the procession headed by Claudio “Chiqui” Tapia.
The president of the AFA He was born in San Juan and after winning the World Cup he was declared an “illustrious citizen”.
During the fifteen minutes open to the press, practice was carried out normally and the 18 footballers began work at the disposal of physical trainer Pablo Blanco.
the archers Federico Gomes Gerth, Nicolas Claa and Lucas Lavagnino they went to another sector with Mauro Doblerthe goalkeeping coach.
The rest, under the supervision of field assistants Leandro Stilitano and Lucas Rodríguez Paganohe put together a round in the middle of the field.
While the players had fun with the famous “loco”, mascherano I call Valentin Carboni to speak to one side and they were there until the press had to leave the stadium.
The young figure of Inter, from Italy, barely 18 years old, played 141 minutes between the first two dates and would be one of those reserved for the round of 16.
Argentina will face New Zealand tomorrow from 6:00 p.m. for the third and last date of Group A of the 2023 Sub-20 World Cup, with the aim of finishing as the leader.
With a tie, the “albiceleste” makes sure to play next Tuesday again in San Juan against one of the best third parties in group C, D or E.
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