Qatar 2022 is imminent but there is still a lot to play for South America in a World Cup qualifier. However, that will not be the case when Argentina hosts Venezuela in La Bombonera on Friday, March 25.
La Albiceleste have booked their place in the much-anticipated tournament with four games to go, which is why they have little to offer other than trying to extend their unbeaten streak.
Meanwhile, La Vinotinto does not have much to play with as it has no chance of entering Qatar. However, a new era has begun in Venezuela with the arrival of Jose Pekerman and they will try their best against the continental champions.
Lionel Scaloni will have to make any changes to the squad as Argentina suffer from a host of injuries. Emiliano Martinez will not be among the sticks, while Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso, and Lautaro Martinez are among the most notable. Scaloni has yet to decide whether Alexis Mac Allister or Exequiel Palacios will replace Lo Celso and should choose between Angel or Joaquin Correa beforehand.
Argentina possible starting XI: Franco Armani; Nahuel Molina, German Pezzella, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico; Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Alexis Mac Allister/Exequiel Palacios; Lionel Messi, Joaquin/Angel Correa, Nicolas Gonzalez/Angel Correa.