For all the talk of taking much of the same squad that participated at the World Cup for the Argentina under-20s plus some experienced household names such as Javier Mascherano and Maxi Rodríguez, there is an unfamiliar look to much of Fernando Batista’s squad that travel to Peru for the Pan American games.
From the group of 22 named that will begin work next week at Ezeiza, 18 will compete in Lima and in the squad are several players who were competing in the B Nacional last season.
With the tournament not being an official FIFA event a number of clubs had notified Batista that they wouldn’t release players and so aside from the absence of the rumoured overage players there are no representatives of Boca Juniors, River Plate, Independiente nor Racing Club.
Argentina will face Ecuador, México and Panamá in Group A with two going through to the semi finals as the tournament takes place between July 26th and August 11th.
#Lima2019 El cuerpo técnico de la #Sub23 de @Argentina, conducido por Fernando Batista, realizó una preselección de 22 jugadores que comenzará a trabajar a partir del lunes en Ezeiza, en el ciclo de preparación para los Juegos Panamericanos 👇 pic.twitter.com/2oQCtxR2UY
— Selección Argentina 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) June 26, 2019