Doha ∙ It is suspected that the players who played in the Argentina team against Saudi Arabia in the first match of the World Cup are not fully recovered from injuries. The Saudi Arabian players were better in terms of speed and stamina, and the fitness of the Argentine players was the cause of great criticism. The players who stayed away from club football in the last few months due to injuries came out for Argentina. Argentina’s centre-back Christian Romero has been sidelined for English club Tottenham Hotspur for the past month due to leg muscle soreness.
Romero, who was on the bench for a month, arrived at the Argentina national team camp. Salih Al-Shehri scored Saudi’s first goal by easily beating Christian Romero. Leandro Parades and Ángel Di Maria also played for the club only briefly in October. Argentina withdrew Parades and Christian Romero after Saudi’s second goal. Midfielder Rodrigo De Paul and defender Nouvel Molina have been out of the squad for the past few months due to fitness issues at Atletico Madrid.
English Summary : Players who were not fully fit played for Argentina in there first match of FIFA World Cup 2022