This Thursday was a day full of adrenaline for the Argentine team, its coaching staff, journalists and fans. It all started when Lionel Scaloni hinted that there could be changes to the 26-player list for the World Cup because there was more than one player who would not be 100 percent for next week’s matches. In this sense, It was announced that Nicolás González and Joaquín Correa left the concentration due to muscular problems. And in his place entered Ángel Correa and Thiago Almada, whose family celebrated with great joy the summons of the 21-year-old offensive midfielder.
Some days ago Ángel Correa and Thiago Almada were playing an informal game in Cañuelas with their representative Agustín Jiménez and several friends. Due to injuries, both players will be present in the first game on Tuesday November 22 against Saudi Arabia.
This news was celebrated by the family of Thiago Almada, who from his start at Vélez Sarfield did not stop growing in football until he reached the national team. “He has a lot of freshness, he is a very fast player, rogue, who is not afraid of anything and always faces”assured Lionel Messi on the last tour in the United States, in which the man born in “Fuerte Apache” played his first 36 minutes in the majors.
Alanis Poza, Almada’s partner, shared an exciting video on her Instagram in which she wrote: “What immense happiness.” There the player in leather is seen jumping and hugging his family to the song of “You have to jump, you have to jump, whoever doesn’t jump won’t go to Qatar”.
Almada, who is already heading to Qatar, will have to think about how he will move his entire family to accompany him in the Argentine illusion in the World Cup. In the last photo that he posted on Instagram, the young man wrote: “From Fuerte Apache to the World”, along with an image in which he is seen from behind wearing the number 8 bib.
The premonitory gift of Thiago Almada
In all this climate of joy among the relatives of Thiago Almada, Diego, his father, spoke with Radio La Red and recounted how it was the moment in which he received the news of his life. “What he said was not well understood. ‘They called me I’m traveling in a while,’ I heard. The whole family was on the video call, everyone crying and yelling, and nothing was understood.”he recounted excitedly.
The father was not with Thiago since he was on his way to Qatar because his son had just given him the tickets to enjoy the World Cup as a Father’s Day gift: “We can’t believe it, it’s the icing on the cake. Now we’re all going to have to travel.”concluded his father, who received one of the best news of his life, just when he was heading to one of the best trips of his life.