Here we show you why Argentina’s coach Lionel Scaloni has been dropping Paulo Dybala in this tournament
Argentina have topped Group C after defeating Poland 2-0 in their final group stage game. Unfortunately, Mexico and Saudi Arabia’s journey has come to an end.
Mexico could have qualified for the Round of 16 knockout stages but since Poland had better fair play points, they had to suffer another heartbreak.
Argentina will face Australia in the RO16 whereas Poland will be against the almighty France who won the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Let us tell you that a Supercomputer had predicted Argentina’s World Cup reign this year.
Before heading towards the reason, let’s take a look over Paulo Dybala’s career statistics.
- Games – 417
- Goals – 152
- Assists – 66
- Minutes Played – 28,271′
UEFA Champions League Career
- Games – 53
- Goals – 18
- Assists – 3
- Minutes Played – 3,874′
National Team Career
- Games – 34
- Goals – 3
- Assists – 6
- Minutes Played – 1,443′
La Joya had never played in the Europa League before joining Roma this year. He has scored two goals in three UEL appearances.
There is no doubt Lionel Scaloni selected Paulo Dybala in his 26-man squad for 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, the Roma striker has not made a single appearance in the tournament so far.
Scaloni, 44, gave a weird reason over Dybala’s absence on the bench, in his pre-match conference (via Voce Giallorossa) ahead of the game against Poland.
“Paulo is fine. He doesn’t play by technical choice, we’ll see in the next game,” said the former Sevilla assistant manager.
Dybala was likely to start against Poland but according to the Argentine manager, he missed out because of some technical issue by which they had to drop the player in compellence.
Let us tell you Saudi Arabia defeated Argentina 2-1 in their first game of the tournament that left the whole world in a huge shock. However, Lionel Messi’s boys are back on winning ways.
Because of their disappointment against Saudi Arabia, Argentina could not beat Italy’s 37 games unbeaten run. In fact, Argentina was the team that ended their feat in the 2021 UEFA Cup of Champions (a match played between the champions of Copa America and UEFA Euros).