2018 World Cup: Nigeria’s opponents, Argentina make last-minute change to squad

Posted on Jun 9 2018 - 7:44pm by admin

Argentina have called up River Plate midfielder, Enzo Perez, as a last-minute replacement for injured Manuel Lanzini.

This was confirmed by the Argentine Football Association on Saturday.

Perez, 32, has 23 caps, the last of which he won last year.

Lanzini dropped out of Argentina’s World Cup squad on Friday, after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The South Americans are in Group D with Nigeria, Croatia and Iceland.

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has said Argentina are well prepared for the World Cup and highlighted their individual quality as key.

“We have been preparing very well throughout our training camp,” the Barcelona forward said in quotes reported by Marca.

“We have great players on an individual level and we will fight as an equal to any team, even if we are not the favourites.”

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