Tuesday, December 5, 2023

A tough group comes with two champions for Argentina

The Argentine under-17 team meets their opponents this Friday in the World Cup in Indonesia, which will be played between November 10 and December 2. Will share a complex group D with Poland, Japan,, and Senegal, the late champions of Asia and Africa, respectively.

In the preselection, which trains every week in Ezeiza under the command of coach Diego Placente, there are three footballers from Rosario clubs: Juan Giménez and Kevin Gutiérrez, from Central, and Valentino Acuña, from Newell’s.

The Argentine’s debut in Group D against Senegal, the most powerful physically will continue with Japan, the most difficult Asian team due to its technical power, and will close his participation against Poland, the fourth in UEFA.

The team led by Placente qualified for the World Cup tournament as third in South America after a good first round, with Claudio Echeverri (River Plate) as the leading number.

The most famous in Argentina is the midfielder of River Plate; Gianluca Prestiannione of the great projects of Vélez and the sights of Benfica in Portugal; Franco Mastantuono, one of River’s jewels, with an exit clause of 30 million euros; and the recent call-up, born in Brazil and of Argentinian parents, Felipe Rodríguez Gentile, better known as Felipinho, who is currently in Preston North End in England and who has turned down calls from Brazil and England.

Those who are called, who has been training at the Lionel Andrés Messi facility in AFA, are Froilán Díaz (Unión de Santa Fe); Jeremías Florentín, and Gustavo Albarracín (Talleres de Córdoba); Franco Villalba, Juan Manuel Villalba and Gianluca Prestianni (Vélez); Agustín Obregón, Franco Mastantuono, Claudio Echeverri, Ian Subiabre and Agustín Ruberto (Suba); Tobías Palacios (Argentinos Juniors); Juan Giménez and Kevin Gutiérrez (Rosario Central); Valente Pierani (LP Students); Gonzalo Escudero, Axel Cabellos and Tomás Pérez (Racing), Thiago Laplace, Mariano Gerez and Alex Valdez Chamorro (Lanús); Valentino Acuña (Newell’s); Santiago Lopez (Independent); Matthew Sciancalépore (Spain) and Felipe Rodriguez Gentile (Preston North End).


Argentina will make a last tour in China, thinking about preparation and adapting to the changes in the weather on the Asian continent.

In addition, the national team never participated in the final of the world championships in this category in the 14 previous classifications.

The U17 World Cup will finally be organized in Indonesia, which lost the possibility of being under 20 because of the political problem in Israel and was taken by Argentina after Peru passed its chance as the original organizer because, according to FIFA, the country’s inability to fulfill its obligations and ending is “obvious.” the necessary infrastructure to play the tournament”.

The initial qualifying system has six groups, where the first and second will qualify directly, as well as the best four third parties. From there, the round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, third-place match, and final will be played.

The top category winners are Nigeria, which did not qualify, with five titles; Brazil, with four; Ghana, which did not qualify; and Mexico, with two. France, Saudi Arabia—not qualified—England, Switzerland—not qualified—and the former Soviet Union, which has one.

All groups

Group A: Indonesia, Ecuador, Morocco, and Panama

Group B: Spain, Mali, Uzbekistan, and Canada

Group C: Brazil, England, Iran, and New Caledonia

Group D: Japan, Argentina, Senegal, and Poland

Group E: France, South Korea, the United States, and Burkina Faso.

Group F: Mexico, Germany, New Zealand, and Venezuela

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