Injury Tensions Increase for Argentina ahead of Netherlands clash


The manager of Argentina, Lionel Scaloni said that he was unable to guarantee the availability of midfielders Rodrigo De Paul and Angel Di Maria for Argentina’s quarterfinal matchup with the Netherlands at the FIFA World Cup.

Angel Di Maria is recuperating from quadriceps issues that forced him to miss the round of 16 match against Australia, and Rodrigo De Paul is uncertain due to a right hamstring strain. The Argentine manager stated that both midfielders are fine in principle. Lionel Scaloni stated that he cannot predict whether they will play at this time. Given that the training took place behind closed doors, it is odd that journalists are aware of something happening, and he is unaware of where this information comes from.

Papu Gomez will likely start against the Netherlands after replacing Angel Di Maria against Australia. The return of Fuido Rodriguez or Leandro Paredes to Argentina’s starting lineup could be made possible by Rodrigo De Paul’s absence.

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Lionel Scaloni continued, “They will now see how everyone is,” and “They will make the decision based on how they want to plan the game, and the players who are fit to play the match will play.” He added that they would now look at how everyone was doing.

Scaloni is concerned not only about the midfielders but also about Lautaro Martinez, who was taking painkillers to continue playing at the World Cup 2022. The striker also has an ankle problem, according to reports.