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Sampaoli returns to dispense with Higuain for the playoffs

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Sampaoli returns to dispense with Higuain for the playoffs

The argentine striker does not fit into plans of coach

qualifying round south america for World cup Russia 2018

Jorge Sampaoli, coach of Argentina, has called this Friday to 21 players to play final two games of south american qualifiers for face World of Russia 2018, encounters transcendental for whole albiceleste, which for moment is located in zone play-off.

Sampaoli, as he did in previous edition, again leave out Gonzalo Higuain. The striker -who has 69 caps and 31 targets with Argentina-, does not seem to enter into plans of coach. In addition, included in list a few new faces: goalkeeper Agustín Marchesín (America), defender Emanuel Mammana (Zenit) and Germán Pezzella (Fiorentina) and midfielder Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta).

The technician came to ratify confidence in trident that was used in previous matches against Uruguay (0-0 in Montevideo) and Venezuela (1-1 in Buenos Aires), formed by Lionel Messi, Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala. He also called again to Sergio Aguero, who in last examination session not played any minute.

Matches vital to Argentina

Argentina will receive on October 5, Peru in stadium "La Bombonera". Both choices add up to 24 points, but peruvians have more goals scored. For that reason Argentina is in fourth position of ir group.

Five days later, team albiceleste will travel to Quito, located at 2.850 meters above sea level, to define ir potential world cup before Ecuador (20) in closure of playoffs. Both parties are vital to argentines if y want to be present at finals of Russia 2018.


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