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USA: Argentina coach Scaloni names Tagliafico as new team captain01:51

USA: Argentina coach Scaloni names Tagliafico as new team captain

United States, Los Angeles
September 7, 2018 at 15:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

The manager of Argentina's national football team Lionel Scaloni announced that Nico Tagliafico will be the new squad captain, during a press conference held in Los Angeles on Thursday ahead of their friendly with Guatemala.

"The captain was going to be Chiquito (Sergio) Romero but I still haven't talked to him and he's not in the best condition to play so this is for Nico Tagliafico," Scaloni said.

Regarding attacker Paulo Dybala, the coach said that he is taking some time for some "private matters."

He concluded by saying that Venezuela is "a vertical team" that "knows how it plays" and that has "technically really good players".

Argentina will face Guatemala on Friday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum stadium.

USA: Argentina coach Scaloni names Tagliafico as new team captain01:51
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The manager of Argentina's national football team Lionel Scaloni announced that Nico Tagliafico will be the new squad captain, during a press conference held in Los Angeles on Thursday ahead of their friendly with Guatemala.

"The captain was going to be Chiquito (Sergio) Romero but I still haven't talked to him and he's not in the best condition to play so this is for Nico Tagliafico," Scaloni said.

Regarding attacker Paulo Dybala, the coach said that he is taking some time for some "private matters."

He concluded by saying that Venezuela is "a vertical team" that "knows how it plays" and that has "technically really good players".

Argentina will face Guatemala on Friday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum stadium.

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