Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Argentina to play T&T in friendly

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association will make an official announcement in due course about the June 4 friendly international against World Cup favourites Argentina. Both FAs will make an announcement when the venue is confirmed, a TTFA media release said yesterday.

However, Guillermo Tofoni, whose World Eleven agency organises all Argentina’s friendlies, told Reuters they would play their last warm-up against the Slovenians at the River Plate stadium in Buenos Aires on June 7.

He denied Argentina would meet Cameroon in a friendly before the Brazil finals.

Apart from the Slovenia game, Lionel Messi’s team will play Trinidad and Tobago, probably on June 4 at a venue yet to be settled, in preparation for their Group F matches against Bosnia, Iran and Nigeria.

“The Slovenia (match) is confirmed and is good for the coach (Alejandro Sabella) because, like Bosnia, they’re a country from the former Yugoslavia,” Tofoni said.

“Trinidad and Tobago is also already arranged, all that remains is to fix where it will be played but they’re a good sparring (partner) for Argentina.”

Argentina will also meet Romania in Bucharest on March 5.