After the free day that the Argentine delegation had on Sunday, this Monday the Argentine National Team returned to practice thinking about the match against the Netherlands for the quarterfinals of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Those led by Lionel Scaloni trained this Monday at the University of Qatar in Doha , with a question on the part of DT: who will replace Papu Gómez, taking into account the team that beat Australia last Saturday.

It is that both Papu and Ángel Di María did not participate in the regenerative work together with the rest of their colleagues, but rather did differentiated tasks.

In this framework, both could be left out at least from the starting team, although it is not ruled out that the coach makes more changes in search of a place in the semifinals of the contest.

What changes will Lionel Scaloni make against the Netherlands?

It is a fixed that Scaloni must, at least, make a change due to the injury of Papu Gómez and the possible loss of Di María, which could mean a change of scheme.

The three possible alternatives:

  • Put by put with the return of Ángel Di María, for now in doubt due to physical discomfort.
  • System change to 4-4-2: the entry of a containment midfielder like Leandro Paredes to free up Enzo Fernández a bit.
  • Change of system but to 5-3-2: let a defender enter, surely Lisandro Martínez, to put together the line of five defenders.

The possible 11 of Argentina vs. the Netherlands for the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar 2022

Dibu Martinez ; Nahuel Molina, Cuti Rosemary, Nicholas Otamendi, Marcos Acuña ; Rodrigo De Paul, Enzo Fernandez, Alexis Mac Allister ; Angel Di Maria or Leandro Paredes, Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez.

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