Argentina head instruct Edgardo Bauza has dropped Manchester city striker Sergio Aguero among seven changes for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in opposition to Bolivia.
Sao Paulo striker Lucas Pratto will associate captain Lionel Messi in attack, with Juventus’ Gonzalo Higuain considered one of 4 gamers suspended after gathering a yellow card all through ultimate week’s 1-0 win over Chile.
Centre-again Nicolas Otamendi and midfielders Javier Mascherano and Lucas Biglia suffered a equivalent fate to Higuain, whereas full-backs Gabriel Mercado and Emmanuel Mas sustained respective hamstring and knee accidents.
It way Aguero is the only alteration to the starting line-up primarily based upon tactical concerns after he struggled in an unfamiliar number 10 role against Chile in Buenos Aires.
The 28-12 months-previous is about to join Paulo Dybala on the bench, with the Juventus forward again in coaching following a thigh injury.
Sergio Romero, Angel Di Maria and Marcos Rojo are the other survivors from ultimate day trip alongside Messi, even if the Manchester United defender reverts to left-again with Mateo Musacchio and Ramiro Funes Mori coming into the center of defence, flanked by Facundo Roncaglia on the other side.
Enzo Perez, Ever Banega and the uncapped Guido Pizarro will present midfield strengthen to Di Maria, Messi and Pratto.
Victory over Chile moved Argentina up to 0.33 position within the CONMEBOL standings. by contrast, 2d-bottom Bolivia are virtually out of the qualification hunt, however matches performed at punishing altitude in La Paz are infrequently an enjoyable experience for touring facets.
“We need to win in La Paz but everyone knows that it is not straightforward. The altitude makes for tough conditions,” Bauza told a news convention, the place he printed his avid gamers had been given paracetamol to deal with altitude complications.
“We should be good and believe the sport plan. To now not stick with it would be crazy. Bolivia have just right players and will attack with many individuals. Argentina plays to win, tries to win each sport and we plan in step with the opponent.