What does the Argentine Under 23 team need to go to the Olympic Games?

The Albiceleste team defeated Peru 2-0 on the second day; On date 3 he will be free and then he will have to face Chile and Urugua


The objective of the Argentine Under 23 team that participates in the South American Olympic Qualifiers in Venezuela is to obtain one of the two places in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games , scheduled to be held between July 26 and August 11. In the debut, the team led by Javier Mascherano rescued a 1-1 draw against Paraguay, while this Wednesday, on the second day, they defeated Peru 2-0 thanks to goals from Thiago Almada and Luciano Gondou. The Inca team had defeated Chile 1 to 0 on the initial date.

The Albiceleste’s next rivals will be Chile on January 30 and Uruguay on February 2. Until facing La Roja, the team will have a week to rest and improve performance because they will be free on date 3. If they obtain first or second place, they will enter the final stage in which they will face each other in a round-robin format. a team from the same group and the two best from A , in which Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and the host compete.

Argentina’s fixture in group B

  • 1-1 vs. Paraguay.
  • 2-0 vs. Peru.
  • Date 3: Free.
  • Date 4 vs. Chile (January 30 at 8 pm).
  • Date 5 vs. Uruguay (February 2 at 8 pm).
  • 16 countries will participate in men’s football at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The locals, the United States, the Dominican Republic, Spain, Israel, Ukraine, Egypt, Mali, Morocco and New Zealand have already secured their ticket . Two other places are up for grabs in the South American Olympic Qualifiers while Asia will have a tournament with similar characteristics between April 15 and May 3 in Qatar. The last place will be determined in a playoff between a team from Asia and another from Africa.

Called up to the Argentine national team

The presence of Thiago Almada (Atlanta United of the United States), world champion in Qatar 2022, stands out on the roster. Along with him, the names of other young talents already established in the First Division stand out, such as Federico Redondo and Luciano Gondou (Argentinos Juniors); Valentín Barco (was recently sold to Brighton of England), Cristian Medina and Ezequiel ‘Equi’ Fernández (Boca); Santiago Castro (Vélez); Pablo Solari and the big surprise on the list, Claudio ‘Diablito’ Echeverri (River), who at just 18 years old was already transferred to Manchester City in England and received the call from the ‘Jefecito’ to replace the injured Pedro De la Vega.

The rest are Marco Di Césare (Argentinos Juniors), Juan Nardoni (Racing), Juan Sforza and Francisco González (Newell’s), Joaquín García (Vélez), Leandro Brey and Nicolás Valentini (Boca), Rocco Ríos Novo (Lanús), Baltasar Rodríguez (Racing), Lucas Esquivel (Atlético Paranaense of Brazil), Aaron Quirós (Banfield), Gonzalo Luján (San Lorenzo) and Fabricio Iacovich ( Estudiantes de La Plata). For his part, Julián Malatini was part of the summoned list but was disaffected when his transfer from Defense and Justice to Werder Bremen in Germany was confirmed, which did not accept to transfer him.

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