You could argue that there is no reason to change after Argentina’s resounding 0-5 victory over the United Arab Emirates. But Lionel Scaloni, the coach of the national team, indicated after the training match that the current selection of 26 players may still be subject to tampering, as some players will not be fully fit.
“Defender Christian Romero and forwards Nicolas Gonzalez, Alejandro Gomez and Paulo Dybala are still recovering after some discomfort,” Scaloni told Reuters. “So we have some issues, but we still have a few days to decide on the final list. We can still change, hopefully it won’t be necessary, but there is potential.”
FIFA rules allow World Cup teams to replace injured or sick players up to 24 hours before the opening match. Argentina’s World Cup kicks off on November 22 against Saudi Arabia.