Bad news has occurred for Argentina ahead of the long-awaited World Cup final against France in Qatar. Marcos Acuña (31, Sevilla), who was active as the main left-back in this tournament, left the line due to an injury. That void is filled by Nicolas Tagliafico (30, Olympique Lyonnais).
According to local media, Acuña was scheduled to start the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals against France held at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar at 0:00 am (Korean time) on the 19th, but was in the starting lineup right before the game. Excluded. Reporter Gaston Edul of Italy’s TyC Sports informed, “Acuña was excluded from the starting lineup due to physical problems.”
Acuña is Argentina’s main left-back in this tournament. He came on as a substitute in the first group match against Saudi Arabia, and then steadily took up the starting position from the second group match against Mexico. Due to the cumulative warning penalty, he was unable to play in the semifinals against Croatia, but fortunately the team won 3-0 and reached the final, giving them a chance to step on the final stage. 토토
As he took a break for more than a week after the quarterfinal match against the Netherlands, Acuña’s return to the final selection could be a weapon for Argentina. However, as an unexpected injury variable occurred ahead of the final, a change in the starting lineup was inevitable. Tagliafico, who was given a chance to start instead of Acuña, was placed on the left flank and had the heavy responsibility of blocking French striker Ousmane Dembele and others.
Meanwhile, according to FIFA, Argentina operates a 4-4-2 formation with Julian Alvarez and Lionel Messi forming the two tops and Alexis McAllister, Enzo Fernandez, Rodrigo De Paul and Angel Di Maria forming the second line. Tagliafico, Nicolas Otamendi, Cristian Romero and Nahuel Molina line the defense and Emiliano Martinez in goal.
France is centered on Olivier Giroud, with Kylian Mbappe and Dembele on both sides. Adrien Rabiot, Aurelien Chuameni and Antoine Griezmann form a 4-3-3 formation in midfield. Theo Hernandez, Dayo Upamecano, Rafael Varane and Jules Kunde will line the defense. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.