Lionel Scaloni’s team will play six matches in the South American Qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup. The first six dates will be played in September, October, and November. In order to qualify for the 2026 World Cup, the team will play three double dates.
With Moisés Caicedo as its main figure, the Tricolor arrives at these Eliminatorias when it hosts the Ecuadorian national team at the Monumental stadium on September 7th, the first match, with Félix Sánchez Bas as the new coach replacing Gustavo Alfaro, after being eliminated from the 2022 Qatar World Cup in the first round.
The second date will be in La Paz, Bolivia, on September 12th at the Hernando Siles stadium.
At the Monumental stadium, Argentina will host the Paraguay national team in the third round on October 12th. At the National stadium in Lima, they will face Peru in the fourth round on the 17th of that month. The dates and opponents are already set for the second set of matches.
In November, the sixth and fifth dates will include and be disputed by Brazil and Uruguay in a classic series. Argentina, led by the former national team coach Celeste, will receive the Albiceleste, although the dates have not been confirmed yet. To close the year, Argentina will visit Brazil and receive the Celeste, led by former Albiceleste coach Marcelo Bielsa.
Emiliano Martínez, the initial goalie in Qatar 2022, is also unsure if he will be able to take part. There is one sureness: goalie Gerónimo Rulli will not be able to be included in the call-up because of a shoulder injury. Although Lionel Scaloni has not yet revealed the roster of players summoned for the initial two matches of the qualifiers.
During the Conference League match last Wednesday against Hibernian, Dibu, as he is commonly referred to, had to be substituted because of a discomfort in his calf. Additionally, he was unable to participate in the match against Burnley for the Premier League over the weekend and was subsequently excluded.
The matches played by the Argentine national team after the World Cup.
In a match between Curazao and Santiago, Curazao defeated Santiago with a score of 2-0. Lionel Messi and Thiago Almada scored goals at the Monumental stadium, in front of the local audience, as part of a tour to celebrate the World Cup. This match took place in March, following the festivities of the World Cup.
Argentina once again competed in June, this time in Asia, where they engaged in two amicable encounters against Australia and Indonesia. Lionel Messi only participated in the match against Australia, as the coach allowed him to skip the second game. The series of matches provided an opportunity for the coach to assess young talents such as Alejandro Garnacho, who came off the bench in both matches, and Facundo Buonanotte, who started against Indonesia. The tour concluded with two triumphs, both with a score of 2-0.