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Argentina lineup adjustments not on account of poor play – Scaloni

Argentina will make adjustments to their beginning XI in opposition to Brazil on Tuesday however they won’t be “performance-based,” coach Lionel Scaloni stated.

The Albiceleste suffered their first defeat since lifting the 2022 World Cup once they fell 2-0 at residence to Uruguay on Thursday.

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“No person likes to lose and clearly, we’re the primary ones that need to bounce again,” Scaloni stated in Monday’s information convention. “There are going to be some adjustments and they won’t be performance-based.

“I’m not going to vary a participant as a result of he performs effectively or badly in a sport; it’s not how we do issues. Modifications made are to harm the rival.”

Argentina lead the South American qualifying group forward of Tuesday’s qualifier.

They’re two factors away from Uruguay and 5 factors above fifth-placed Brazil after 5 video games.

Brazil have struggled of late, taking one level of their final three qualifiers, however Scaloni just isn’t taking something as a right.

“It is relative to say that Brazil are down,” he stated. “In opposition to Colombia they performed an excellent sport till the seventieth minute. That consequence [a Brazil 2-1 defeat] is a bit deceptive.”

Brazil are lacking key gamers.

Vinícius Júnior injured a hamstring in Thursday’s 2-1 loss at Colombia whereas Neymar is dominated out for the rest of the season with an ACL damage.

Fernando Diniz’s aspect can be with out skilled midfielder Casemiro.

“They’ve important absences, however in the event you have a look at the workforce, they’re all prime stage,” Scaloni stated. “They’ve nice gamers which can be as much as the duty and it’s Brazil, everybody is aware of what it means.”

Argentina gamers have fond recollections of their final sport on the Maracana stadium, the place they defeated Brazil 1-0 to carry the 2021 Copa América.

It was Argentina’s first main title in 28 years.

“We’ve got to deal with what’s now,” he stated. “We do not have to recollect previous instances. We’ve got an amazing sport forward of us, an amazing rival that shall be robust.”

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