The Argentine national teamwith Lionel Messi present, trained for the first time today in Beijing ahead of Thursday’s friendly against Australia, in the opening duel of the FIFA double date.
With the squad almost complete, and waiting for Julián Álvarez (Manchester City) and Thiago Almada (Atlanta United), the group of players present carried out activation work at the hotel where the delegation is staying.
The names you already have lionel scaloni They are Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María, Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso, Enzo Fernández, Nahuel Molina, Rodrigo De Paul, Marcos Acuña, Lucas Ocampos, Guido Rodríguez, Germán Pezzella, Giovanni Simeone, Gerónimo Rulli, Nicolás Tagliafico, Walter Benítez, Nicolás González, Alejandro Garnacho, Leonardo Balerdi and Facundo Medina, who arrived at dawn; and Exequiel Palacios, Facundo Buonanotte, Cristian Romero and Nicolás Otamendi.
These footballers worked in two different groups, with specific tasks to catch up after a few weeks off postseason at their respective clubs.
The revolution by Lionel Messi, as observed on social networks, is total in the streets of China and many soccer fans came to the surroundings with the desire to see him at least for a moment.
In addition, in the afternoon in Beijing, Emiliano Martínez and Alexis Mac Allister joined, both from England.
The coaching staff also summoned Independiente goalkeeper Mateo Morro, to participate in the tour as a sparring partner and who also came with the first group.
Tomorrow the work will be transferred, at the same time, to the Olympic Stadium in Beijing.
Argentina will play two games on this tour, on Thursday the 15th, starting at 9:00, against Australia, in Beijing; and then on Monday at 9.30, in Jakarta, Indonesia, against the local team.
In this way, Argentina and Australia will repeat the duel of the round of 16 in Qatar, which ended with a 2-1 national victory, with goals from Lionel Messi and Julián Álvarez and a key final save from Emiliano Martínez.
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