Gerónimo Rulli returns to the senior team and Julián Álvarez will go to the Olympic Games

Gerónimo Rulli returns to the senior team and Julián Álvarez will go to the Olympic Games

With the Copa América and the Olympic Games Tournament On the near horizon, names of possible players who could be called up to the squad are already beginning to be lowered. Argentine senior team and others who could take part in the Under 23 team for the Paris tournament.

Lional Scaloni already delivered to Conmebol the prelist of the footballers who will play the United States Copa America and you have until June 15 to confirm those who will go to the contest that will begin five days later.

The senior team will play two friendlies on American soil before beginning to play in the highest continental competition at the selected level. They will be on June 9 against Ecuador and on June 14 against Guatemala.

Scaloni will take advantage of these two meetings to test certain players and define the positions in which he has doubts to close the list of 26 called up.

One of those who will be tested is Gerónimo Rulli, an archer who was crowned world champion in Qatar. along with Emiliano Martínez and Franco Armani. and it has been a year since he has been summoned.


Gerónimo Rulli, the world champion goalkeeper in Qatar, will once again be called up by Lionesl Scaloni to the senior team for the friendlies prior to the Copa América,


Although four goalkeepers will go to the previous tour, “Dibu” and River’s goalkeeper have a guaranteed position, so Rulli he should fight his place with Walter Benítez.

Rulli He missed all the qualifying matches for the 2026 World Cup because He suffered a shoulder injury that left him sidelined for four months.. When he returned, he lost his job at Ajax and that is why he was not called up for the FIFA matchday in March, in the friendlies against El Salvador and Costa Rica.

Rulli’s last call-up was on the FIFA date of June 2023, when Argentina had its tour of Asia to face the friendlies against Australia and Indonesia. However, the former Estudiantes and Real Sociedad player has not seen minutes in the National Team since before the World Cup in Qatar, in the duel against Honduras in September 2022, in which he kept his record undefeated.

The 32-year-old goalkeeper had few minutes at Ajax because his injury at the beginning of the season caused him to lose his position and make it difficult for him to return to the starting lineup. Rulli played 8 games in which he conceded 12 goals and was able to keep his clean sheet on two occasions.

Olympic Tournament

After the Copa América, the Sub 23 will have the difficult mission of winning the title once again in the Olympic Games

For this competition, the coach Javier Mascherano has to define the three players over 23 years old who will be in Paris.

Discarded Ángel Di María, who has already won the Olympic title and prefers to give way to young people, Lionel Messi, who is also an Olympic champion, appears as the number one. However, the captain of the senior team has not yet commented on the matter and his participation is unknown.

The one who is making the effort to go is Emiliano “Dibu” Martínez. The Aston Villa goalkeeper has already spoken on several occasions expressing his desire to be in Paris.

“If there is something I am missing with the National Team, it is winning the Olympic Games,” the man from Mar del Plata said several times.

However, its presence would relegate to Boca goalkeeper Leandro Brey, who earned the position in the Pre-Olympic and at 21 years old is one of the best projects in the position.

Nicolas Otamendi He is another of those who appears as an option and if he goes it would be to give closure to his career in the national team. The 36-year-old central marker, who currently plays for Benfica and will be in the Copa América, could obtain permission from the Portuguese club without major problems.


Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martínez and Julián Álvarez.  If the captain of the team agrees to go to Prís and coach Javier Mascherano seeks to bring another striker, the

Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martínez and Julián Álvarez. If the captain of the team agrees to go to Prís and coach Javier Mascherano seeks to bring another striker, the “Bull” and the “Spider” fight for a position.


The remaining quota remained to be defined in the lead and Lautaro Martínez and Julián Álvarez They were the candidates to keep it. He Bull He is the undisputed figure of Inter, while the former River player is usually a substitute in Pep Guardiola’s team. However, the Spider won the fight and will be the one in the lead.

The one who would have no problems being part of the squad is Enzo Fernández, since he would not occupy a senior quota since he is 23 years old. However, his presence will depend on Chelsea’s will. The player already warned: “I would love to, it’s a Chelsea decision and I haven’t talked about it yet.”

Source: Ambito

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