Next September will start South American Qualifiers heading to United States, Canada and Mexico World Cup 2026And all over the country there are high expectations to be able to count on the world champions Argentina The State of Qatar 2022mainly in cities with stadiums that meet international standards, and Mendoza Not the exception.
after worldthe team played again in Argentina in March: they made their title debut in Monumental vs Panama Then they played against him Curaçao In Santiago del Estero, the province that won the fight against the intentions of Córdoba, San Juan and Mendoza, who also dreamed of hosting the second friendly, because the first was always the fact that it would be in the renovated River Plate stadium.
Now, illusions are set in the qualifiers, where Argentina will play 9 matches in the country, three of which will be this year 2022: debut against Ecuador In September, the second appointment v.s Paraguay On October and the third date v UruguayIn November.
Will you play any of these three matches in Mendoza?
This Wednesday, in an interview with Aurora FM, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Sports for the province, Frederick ChiapettaHe commented that he had already communicated Mendoza’s intentions to the AFC: “The theme is fixed so that Argentina-Uruguay will be in the qualifiers in Mendoza”.
After these statements, the mail The Under-Secretary was contacted, who explained that he had “only spoken to say they have us in mind, nothing more”.
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next to, Chiapetta He said that the possibility of hosting Mendoza Argentina and Uruguay “I don’t think it is related” to the success of staging the Under-20 World Cup, in which the province will host a total of 14 matches.
Finally, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sports expect it “Nothing yet in the playoffs”so we will have to wait for the next few months, when the South American qualifiers are about to start.
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For now, in favor Mendoza All the factors that led to its selection by FIFA as one of the venues for the Youth World Cup come into play: a first-class stadium, like Malvinas Argentinas; hotel quality and capacity; and connectivity, with 184 weekly flights, including direct flights to and from Santiago de ChileAnd the Saint PabloAnd Panama And gear.