The ARG vs COL match preview –
Two South American nations will be going head to head against each other as Argentina and Colombia collide in an international friendly game.
Argentina will be without their talisman, Lionel Messi, who has been given rest after a turbulent World Cup campaign. His future with this team is in doubt. Hence, this is an opportunity for the young players who have shown commendable potential to be world class to step up and take responsibility. Argentina are a nation who have produced arguably two of the best football players in the world, but their recent record in international competitions has been abhorrent. The management will be keeping an eye on the young players to see who has the spark to carry the mantle after the senior players of this team retire.
Their opponents Colombia too were ousted from the Round of 16. However, their defeat to England came via penalties, and this team was arguably better than The Three Lions in that game. Colombia have retained their brand of flashy football, but they too are in a similar position as Argentina. They need to look out for some young talent to make sure the future generation also lives up to the standards set by the current one.
The ARG vs COL Dream11 Playing 11 is listed here, so please go through the entire article for more info. Colombia vs Argentina, team news and playing XI are listed here as well.
ARG vs COL Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:
When and where?
This match is to be played at MetLife Stadium, New Jersey, USA. The ground has a capacity of 82,500 and it is going to be a rainy day in New Jersey with an 80% chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Argentina vs Colombia live?
The clash will take place at 5:30 AM (IST) on September 12th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV.
ARG vs COL recent form (Last six matches)
Argentina – W L W L D W
Colombia– W D W W L D
ARG vs COL Head to head
Argentina Won – 24
Colombia Won – 8
Not Decided – 6
ARG vs COL Team News:
- Mauro Icardi has been called up and he will be fighting for the striker’s position spot with Giovanni Simeone.
- Javier Mascherano has retired but Lionel Messi and Angel di Maria have been rested.
- Sergio Romero is expected to be the goalkeeper for Argentina.
- Radamel Falcao and Carlos Bacca will be dispatched by coach Arturo Reyes.
- Talisman James Rodriguez has been left out of the squad.
- David Ospina will be the safety net for the backline.
ARG vs COL Probable Playing 11:
Ospina (GK), Arias, Sanchez, Tesillo, Borja, Cuadrado, Barrios, Uribe, Quintero, Bacca, Falcao
Romero (GK), Saravia, Pezella, Funes, Tagliafico, Lo Celso, Paredes, Palacios, Pavon/Dybala, Simeone/Icardi, Martinez
Players to look out for-
- Radamel Falcao
- Giovani Lo Celso
Argentina – Superstar Lionel Messi is definitely not in the squad after the little magician decided to spend some time away from the national set-up, so he will not play against Colombia. Javier Mascherano has also called time on his international career, while the son of Atletico Madrid head-coach Giovanni Simeone impressed in the last match against Guatemala, and is expected to hold on to his place.
Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, and Gonzalo Higuain are also missing from Argentina’s squad, while Paulo Dybala is absent for personal reasons. Lautaro Martinez has been ruled out due to a calf injury.
Columbia – Cuadrado, Bacca, and Falcao, all are available for selection while James Rodriguez is still a few weeks away from returning to full fitness, and so is expected to miss this match. World Cup’s surprise package Yerry Mina has been ruled out due to the injuries.
While right-back Santiago Arias picked up a knock in the last match against Venezuela and has been ruled out.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Argentina vs Colombia –
This is going to be a barn burner and we predict this being a high scoring draw.
ARG vs COL Dream 11 Team Predictions-
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