Argentina vs Panama Argentina welcomed Panama to Buenos Aires on Friday in their first game since winning the World Cup late last year.
At El Monumental, he will see a capacity of 83,000 fans, even though more than 1.5 million fans tried to buy tickets to see the South American giants play.
After an impressive match that wrapped up the 2022 Qatar Games in style, Argentina beat former champions France in the final for the first time in 36 years, surpassing the all-time classic.
Argentina vs Panama Kick OFF Time
NAME: Argentina vs Panama
DATE: 23, 2023
TIME: 23:30 UTC
VENUE: El Monumental Stadium
Lionel Messi and his team went 4-2 in the ensuing firefight in a high-profile event in which Kylian Mbappe scored his second hat-trick to send the competition to penalties after a 3-3 draw in the 120th minute. victory and the last laugh. In 1986, he followed in the footsteps of the legendary Diego Maradona and won the biggest award in world football.
Lionel Scaroni, 44, who became the youngest manager at the 2022 World Cup, was the architect of Argentina’s path to glory, with a new contract through 2026 and his FIFA record for 2022. He has won both Best Director Awards.
With Argentina not starting his 2026 World Cup qualifiers until September, Scaroni’s squad will be back in action this month with his two international friendly against Panama and Curacao four days later on Friday. To do.
Despite his World Cup victory, La Albiceleste, who ranks second in the FIFA world rankings behind Brazil, has been eliminated in the Copa America after his 3–1 victory in a friendly in May 2009. His 5-0 win against Panama is just his second. In the June 2016 group stage, Messi scored a hat-trick in the second half.
Argentina has lost just one of its last 44 international matches in every tournament since the summer of 2019. This saw him lose 2-1 to Saudi Arabia in the group stage at the World Cup. Friday over Panama in front of an enthusiastic home crowd.
Argentina vs Panama Playing XI
Argentina possible starting lineup: Martinez; Molina, Otamendi, Li. Martinez, Acuna; De Paul, Fernandez, Mac Allister; Messi, Alvarez, Di Maria
Panama possible starting lineup: Guerra; Anderson, Ramos, Peralta, Farina, Galvan; Murillo, Camargo, Quintero; Cordoba, Stephens
After canceling his international retirement shortly after winning the World Cup and winning the man of the match award, Messi has been named in Scaroni’s 34-man squad for this month’s international break. World Cup. 100 goals for Argentina’s national team.
The 35-year-old Angeli’s Maria could also postpone his international retirement and join Messi’s attack. Meanwhile, Julian Alvarez, Lautaro Martinez, and Paulo Dybala are also in contention for the starting line-up.
However, Scaroni will miss Manchester United’s Alejandro Garnacho and Sevilla’s Papu Gomez due to his ankle injury.
Midfielders Máximo Perrone, Facundo Buonanotte, Valentín Carboni, and defender Lautaro Branco are set to make their international debuts, but none of the quartets are likely to start.
For Panama, it remains to be seen how assistant coach Jorge Degli Valdés will play out in his squad on Friday in place of the absent Christensen, but a structured back-five approach will help the world’s offense. It seems more likely to try to stop the threat… the champion poses.
Miguel Camargo is the most experienced member of the Panama squad, having made 31 appearances for him, with 29-year-old Cristian Quintero and José Murillo likely in midfield.
Alfredo Stevens, who has scored just one goal in 21 appearances for Panama, will lead the front line-up, while five-cap Ronaldo Córdoba could also look to start.
Argentina vs Panama Five Match Result
Argentina form (all competitions): W W W W W W
Panama form (all competitions):W L D D D D
After qualifying for their first World Cup in 2018, Panama finished 5th in the CONCACAF qualifiers, failing to qualify for the tournament in Qatar after winning 6, drawing 3, and losing 5 out of 14 matches.
Since he ended the campaign with a 1-0 victory over leaders Canada, Los Canaleros have won just three of his last 10 games in all competitions, but those two wins are his CONCACAF wins. It was against Costa Rica and Martinique in the Nations League.
Panama, managed by former Leeds United boss Thomas Christensen, is at the top of Group B and can stay unbeaten in the group stage with a win over Costa Rica next Wednesday, but first in a friendly against Argentina on Friday. must concentrate on
However, Christensen has decided to select an inexperienced 20-man squad made up primarily of players based in Panama’s First Division.
Panama is ranked 61st in the world by FIFA and his 1-1 draw against Guatemala in his first match of 2023 earlier this month when Carlos Harvey’s first-half opener was canceled by Darwin. They have drawn all of their last four international matches, including a draw. His 85th-minute penalty for Lome.