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One by one of Scaloni’s changes

Again there will be changes. Again Scaloni will play his formation. From the debut with Arabia to Mexico there were five variants. And now, three more will come. Eight modifications in two games that reflect that the DT is playing according to the physical condition of some players and also according to specific tactical issues. This time, in addition, he took into account the height to combat the Polish aerial game. Here, the reasons for the new variants…

Molina by Montiel

The right side continues to be a position without an owner. Although Molina seemed to win the fight against Montiel in the last half, his weak performance against Arabia opened the door for the former River against Mexico. He didn’t take advantage of it either. Without weight in offense, Scaloni ended up changing him precisely for the former Boca, whom he would now put back as the starter. The other option for the position, Juan Foyth, was relegated due to his poor performance in the friendly match with the Emirates. Although his name just sounded like his in the preview.

Lisandro, Molina, Romero and DePaul. Three inside, one outside… (AFA Press)

The difference for which Molina plays is practically physical. Because in football, both are in debt. A position that will be tested in this key clash against Poland.

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Rosemary by Lisandro

Cuti, physically better after the weak debut in the World Cup, where he was seen out of distance, has the chance again for his friend and roommate. In this case, the change is mainly due to height, since with the Cordovan he gains ten centimeters more (1.85m against 1.75) to combat the Polish aerial game, focused on Robert Lewandowski (1.85). After, It is clear that the coaching staff wants to give Romero a chance, whom he considers one of the essentials, that I gain rhythm and confidence so that, in the event of qualifying for the round of 16, I arrived at the mata mata in a better position.

Photo: Fernando de la Orden / Special Envoy - Second game of the Argentine team in the Qatar 2022 World Cup against Mexico at the Lusail stadium.  Substitute bench Nahuel Molina Cuti Romero and Predes 11-26-2022 FTP CLARIN _FER3456.JPG Z DelaOrdenPhoto: Fernando de la Orden / Special Envoy – Second game of the Argentine team in the Qatar 2022 World Cup against Mexico at the Lusail stadium. Substitute bench Nahuel Molina Cuti Romero and Predes 11-26-2022 FTP CLARIN _FER3456.JPG Z DelaOrden
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Lisandro delivered against Mexico. He was even released when the team needed him, one of his great virtues. But his short stature plays against him in this story and that is why they would make him lose the place that he defended last Saturday, making a good duo with Otamendi.

Paredes or Enzo by Guido

The change that is not entirely confirmed. It may seem like a surprise but it is not. Paredes is the five starter for the National Team and if he went out with Arabia it was because of his performance in that match. Then, he did not start against Mexico because Scaloni explained that Guido Rodríguez came in to fulfill a specific tactical function, taking into account that the rival played with five back and needed a more positional central midfielder who could drop back as a libero to release the full-backs.

What is striking in any case is the doubt with Enzo Fernández, who arrives with confidence and in a great moment. The former River is the player of the National Team who, together with Messi, is better. But the DT also explained that both he and the Juve midfielder have “similar characteristics.” And ultimately, the one from Benfica gave him solutions by entering from the bank, a letter that perhaps the DT wants to keep.

Photo: Fernando de la Orden / Special Envoy - Argentine soccer team training at Qatar University on the eve of its World Cup debut.  Leandro Paredes 11-21-2022 FTP CLARIN Arg 038.JPG Z DelaOrdenPhoto: Fernando de la Orden / Special Envoy – Argentine soccer team training at Qatar University on the eve of its World Cup debut. Leandro Paredes 11-21-2022 FTP CLARIN Arg 038.JPG Z DelaOrden

“He has played very well entering,” said the DT about EnzoFe and that also answers this situation. Fernández was not weighed down by the matches when he entered, both at the hottest moment, and even improved the setting (with Mexico he also scored a great goal). That’s a valuable quality that Scaloni could keep in case things don’t go well against Poland early on.

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