Nehuén Pérez, Blázquez And Castellanos, On Argentina's List For Pre-Olympic

Drafting Sports, Dec 16 (EFE) .- Valencia goalkeeper Joaquín Blázquez, defenses Nehuén Pérez and Leonel Mosevich, Famalicao and Nacional Portuguese, and New York City striker Valentín Castellanos are in the Argentine sub'23 team to play the Pre-Olympic, from January 18 to February 9, 2020, in Colombia.

Blázquez, 18, belongs to the Valencia squad on loan from Talleres de Córdoba, Nehuén Pérez was signed by Atlético de Madrid in the winter market last season and plays on loan at Famalicao, the revelation team of the Portuguese League , and Castellanos has been one of the surprises of the American MLS.

Alongside these, coach Fernando Batista has called players with a tour in the Argentine competition such as Julián Álvarez, champion of the Libertadores with the River Plate in 2018, Alexis Mac Allister, who was already summoned by Lionel Scaloni for the last two friendlies of the Albiceleste played in November, or Matías Zaracho, who was even included in the preliminary list of the Argentine coach for the Copa América in Brazil.


Argentina will play in Group A of the Pre-Olympic, against Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Ecuador, in search of one of the two places that give access to the Tokyo 2020 Games.

– The summoned relationship is as follows:

Goalkeeper: Facundo Cambeses (Banfield), Juan Cozzani (Lanús) and Joaquín Blázquez (Valencia / ESP)

Defenses: Marcelo Herrera (San Lorenzo), Hernán de la Fuente (Vélez), Nehuén Pérez (Famalicao / POR), Leonel Mosevich (National / POR), Facundo Medina (Workshops), Lautaro Velenti (Lanús) and Claudio Bravo (Banfield) .

Midfielders: Fausto Vera (Argentinos Jnrs), Matías Zaracho (Racing), Nicolás Capaldo (Boca), Tomás Belmonte (Lanús), Julián Álvarez (Ríver), Fernando Valenzuela (Barracas Central), Alexis Mac Allister (Boca) and Lucas Robertone ( Vélez).

Forwards: Agustín Urzi (Banfield), Nahuel Bustos (Workshops), Adolfo Gaich (San Lorenzo) and Valentín Castellanos (NY City / USA). EFE