Ángel Correa and Thiago Almada were summoned as an emergency by Lionel Scaloni to replace the injured Joaquín Correa and Nicolás González. The trans-Andean fans, with their hopes skyrocketing, fired them as heroes.
The Argentine team experienced a couple of last-minute changes to its roster for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. DT Lionel Scaloni, given the injuries to Joaquín Correa and Nicolás González, decided to disaffect them and summon Ángel Correa and Thiago Almada in their place.
Literally that the landscape of these players changed overnight, since just hours before receiving the call from Scaloni they were playing a pichanga among friends in the town of Cañuelas in Buenos Aires.
That’s how things are Ángel Correa as Thiago Almada had to quickly pack their bags to begin the long journey to Qatari lands, where the trans-Andean delegation awaits them at the University of Qatar, Doha.
The news revolutionized the albiceleste fans, who celebrated Correa’s call to the national team as a triumphespecially being one of the great absentees on Lionel Scaloni’s first payroll.
This joy reached so much that Hundreds of fans arrived at Ezeiza airport at dawn to say goodbye to both players as true heroes, singing out loud “we’ll be back, we’ll be back. We will be back again. We will be champions again, like in 86”.
“I am very excited. It is the happiest day of my life for me and my family (…) Everything is very nice, how football is lived in Argentina, it is all very nice”, Almada told TyC Sports among the fans.
The Argentine team will debut in the World Cup in Qatar 2022 against Saudi Arabia this Tuesday, November 22 at 07:00 (Chilean time) at the Lusail Stadium.