Pablo Aimar, Roberto Ayala and Walter Samuel had fun with the workers at the University of Qatar.  Photo: Fernando de la Orden / Special Envoy

It was an action organized by FIFA before the open training of the national team.

After a few very convulsed last hours in the National Team’s bunker here, in Doha, due to the sudden departures of Joaquin Correa and of Nicholas Gonzalez due to injury, there was a while of relaxation. The coaching staff of Argentina participated in some small football snacks with a group of local workers who were part of the construction of this World Cup. Yes indeed, lionel scaloni he did not take part, as he felt it best to remain cautious after having to make tough decisions on the final roster.

The activity was part of a FIFA action that is carried out between the teams and those Qatari workers who made the development of this competition possible. A way of thanks.




Pablo Aimar, Roberto Ayala and Walter Samuel had fun with the workers at the University of Qatar. Photo: Fernando de la Orden / Special Envoy

Without Scaloni, who stayed inside the dorms of the National University, the light blue and white bunker, together with the rest of the squad and the staff, the coaching staff shared a friendly time, between laughter and applause a couple of hours before practice formal of Lionel Messi and company.

A) Yes, walter samuel, Pablo Aimar, Fabian Ayala (field assistants), the physical trainer Louis Martinthe video analyst Matias Mannathe props Juan Cruz Souto Y nicholas perez and the youth goalkeeper Federico Gomes Gerth They set foot on the training field and participated in some matches in reduced spaces of four against four.

In total there were 16 workers who played, representing all. They were part of those who set up the National Team’s bunker in the Middle East. After that, there was a penalty shootout. And then a group photo and autograph signing. Each one took a scale replica of the official ball as a souvenir.

Gomes Hert, the only sparring partner who traveled with the National Team, saves a penalty.  Photo: Fernando de la Orden / Special Envoy


Gomes Hert, the only sparring partner who traveled with the National Team, saves a penalty. Photo: Fernando de la Orden / Special Envoy

FIFA faces several lawsuits and claims for the number of workers who died during the construction of the stadiums and the main places to house the 32 teams and the millions of tourists who are arriving for the big event.

These activities are carried out with the different campuses and their objective is to recognize those who made an effort so that everything can arrive in good conditions.

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