Lhe Argentine soccer team will reappear on the fields, already as world champions, with two distinct the friendlies against Panama and Curaçao on 23 and 28 March have been confirmed this Thursday the Argentine Football Federation (AFA).
Although the governing body of Argentine football had already revealed days ago that the Albiceleste he directs Lionel Scaloniclimbed last December with the Qatar World Cup 2022would have played those two friendlies, the date and place remained to be known.
” @lioscaloni’s team will play on 23/03 at the stadium Monumental and on 28/03 at Mother of the Cities of Santiago del Estero“, the official selection report published this Thursday.
As the tweet indicates, Argentina will receive Panama on March 23 in Buenos Aires and on the 28th they will face Curaçao in the oldest city of the country, Santiago del Estero, although there had been talk of the possibility of this match being played in Córdoba.
Opened in 1938, the stadium Antonio Vespucio Liberti of River PlateKnown as the ‘Monumental’, it was one of the main venues for the 1978 World Cup and, after eleven months of renovations culminating this month, has a capacity of over 80,000, making it the largest venue in South America.
from you, el Estadio Santiago del Estero, with a capacity of 30,000 peoplewas inaugurated in March 2021 with the match that gave River, against Racing, the victory of the 2019 Argentine Super Cup.
The announcement of friendlies comes after last Monday’s confirmation the continuity of Lionel Scaloni as technical director of the Albiceleste until 2026.
That same day, Argentina was one of the gala’s big winners The best of FIFA, with awards for Lionel Messi as the best male player of the year, a Emiliano ‘Draw’ Martinez as best goalkeeper, to the coach staircases and Albiceleste fans as the best fans in the world.