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Atletico Madrid star set to replace injured forward in Argentina’s World Cup squad



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In a huge update, as reported by Fabrizio Romano, Argentina are set to make a change to their squad for the FIFA World Cup 2022 with Atletico Madrid ace Angel Correa set to replace Nicolas Gonzalez.

Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni had revealed yesterday that he could make one or two last-minute changes to his squad before the World Cup started as there were a few players who were yet to prove their fitness.

And, it has now seemingly been decided that Gonzalez, the 24-year-old Fiorentina winger, is not fit enough to continue with the national team for the World Cup in Qatar. And replacing him will be Atletico Madrid attacker Angel Correa.

There had been a lot of outcry from some fans when Correa had been excluded from the initial squad named by Scaloni.

The 27-year-old has scored four goals and set up one more in 21 appearances for Atletico Madrid across all competitions this season.

As for his numbers on the international stage are concerned, Correa has 22 caps for Argentina, in which he has scored three goals. The versatile forward was part of the Albiceleste side that won the Copa America last year.

And he is now all set to join Lionel Messi & co. in Qatar as they chase the World Cup glory.

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid



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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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