Franco Carboni, in the Ezeiza estate.

is coming the Finalissima, the match that will face the European Championship champion and the last winner of the Copa América at Wembley. And after ending a 28-year drought, the Argentine National Team earned the privilege of playing a new duel for a title against Italy. In the previous one, Lionel Scaloni seems to have taken an advantage over his rival: this Friday he delivered a list that includes defender Marcos Senesi, who was in the folder to wear the Azzurra.

The match will be played on June 1 at the legendary London stadium and will have as a condiment a tribute to Diego Armando Maradona. Senesi would arrive there to wear the Argentina shirt for the first time, in another cunning move by the coach to shield it and secure a defender with international contact for the next stage of the National Team.

As it turned out, Senesi (entrerriano, 25 years old) who has Italian ancestry, was in the plans of Robert Mancinithe coach of the Italian national team, who is thinking of renewing to access the 2026 World Cup after being eliminated for the second time (he missed Russia and will miss Qatar) from the World Cup.

But as the list that Scaloni delivered for the match is not yet final, if Senesi finally remains on the payroll for the duel against Italy -and from the Azzurra they also call him- he will have to make the decision of which team to play for.

Senesi, born in San Lorenzo, has already worn the National Team shirt in the Sub 20 and Sub 23. He even played in the 2017 World Cup Sub 20 in South Korea in which the Argentine team led by Claudio Ubeda was eliminated in the first round after losing to England (0-3) and the locals (1-2), and beating Guinea 5-0 with goals from Marcelo Torres, Lautaro Martínez -2-, Matías Zaracho and Senesi himself , who started all three games.

Meanwhile, the defender will be the only Argentine soccer player to play for a continental title in the European season. He is the captain of Feyenoord of the Netherlands who will seek to keep the trophy of the Conference League (the third tournament behind the Champions League and the Europa League) on Wednesday May 25 in the final against Rome at the Arena Kombëtare, in Tirana, Albania.

The other fight between Scaloni and Mancini


Franco Carboni, in the Ezeiza estate.

Senesi is not the only player that the Argentine and Italian national teams are competing for. He also revealed in the Italian press that Mancini has the brothers in his plans. Franco and Valentin Carbonithe children of Ezequiel (former central midfielder of Lanús), who were in a preselection made by Scaloni in March to play the last matches of the Qualifiers against Venezuela and Ecuador.

Franco is 18 years old and plays for the Primavera 1 team of the Inter de Milan, and has already passed through the under 17 and under 19 teams in Italy; Valentí is 17 and also plays in the youth teams of Neroazzurro. We will have to see which shirt throws them the most.

Scaloni’s last big date with the players

The Argentine National Team will work at the premises of the Watford club, of the English Premier League, on the outskirts of London, to prepare for the match against Italy. That will be the last opportunity that the coach will have to work with the group before meeting and traveling to the World Cup in Qatar (November 21 to December 18). And while it is being resolved what will happen to the pending match with Brazil for the Qualifiers, from the AFA they seek to close another preparatory friendly against Israel, in Tel-Aviv, after the Finalissima, in the same FIFA window. Then, we will have to wait until the World Cup to see the team in action again.

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