Qatar 2022: Why is Lisandro Martinez not starting for Argentina vs. France?

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© Stuart Franklin/Getty ImagesLisandro Martinez

Argentina will battle it out against France at the Qatar 2022 final, aiming to taste the World Cup glory again. Lisandro Martinez was expected to be in the lineup, but he will ultimately start on the bench.

Lionel Scaloni has chosen his line-up for Argentina’s biggest game in years. La Albiceleste will face France in the Qatar 2022 final and Lisandro Martinez will have to wait for his chance on the bench.

Lionel Messi will once again lead the team on the pitch with the captain’s armband aiming to lift the FIFA World Cup trophy for the first time in his illustrious career. It doesn’t look easy, but the entire nation seems to be optimistic.

There was a chance that the Manchester United defender would be included in the starting eleven, but Scaloni ended up going with a more attacking line-up. So Martinez will be the substitute again.

Why is Lisandro Martinez not starting against France

Lisandro Martinez is not starting against France because Scaloni decided to continue with four at the back, with Cristian Romero and Nicolas Otamendi as center-backs. Martinez could have played in a five-man defense, but Scaloni preferred to start Angel Di Maria and continue with four defenders.

Needless to say, Martinez can come on at some point depending on the circumstances. If Argentina are leading in the second half, we can expect the defender to see the field in this World Cup final.

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