Argentina Renewed Contract with Scaloni Despite Criticism After 2019 Copa America

Lionel Scaloni has signed a new contract with Argentina to extend the contract period until the end of the World Cup 2022 despite fierce criticism from the performance of the Tango team in the Copa America 2019 and the skeptical about training skills.

The extension is confirmed by AFA on its website and social media channels on July 30. The 41-year-old coach was initially hired as temporary manager of Argentina in August last year after more than two weeks of his sacking Jorge Sampaoli when the team was eliminated in the round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Last November, Scaloni’s agreement was extended to December this year. However, after the 2019 Copa America in Brazil ended last month, Scaloni’s chair swelled violently because of Argentina’s less convincing performance, especially the 0-2 defeat to Brazilian rival in the semifinals. However, according to AFA, the third place in South America’s biggest tournament is believed to be the basis for this organization to continue to believe in Scaloni towards the World Cup 2022 qualifier.

The 2022 World Cup qualifier in South America will begin in March next year and last until mid-November 2021. With the new contract, coach Scaloni will also be responsible for leading Argentina at the Copa America 2020 when the country and Colombia co-host the tournament.

AFA’s decision this time again received mixed opinions when Scaloni never held the position of head coach before being appointed to lead Argentina. However, he received the support of many key players in Argentina, especially superstar Lione Messi.

Lione Messi will be banned from a match in the 2022 World Cup qualifier because the red card received in the 2019 Copa America third match. Even, the difficulty will await Scaloni do Messi facing the risk of CONMEBOL increasing the penalty. due to the criticism of the organizing committee of the Copa America 2019. According to the source from CONMEBOL, the Argentine striker may be banned for up to 6 months. However, Scaloni will have a chance to regain confidence and quell doubts if Argentina performs well in two friendly matches in September and October to meet Chile, Mexico (in the US) and Germany host.

The 2022 World Cup qualifier in South America competes like a table with 10 teams, playing in a round-robin and home-field format. The top 4 teams will win tickets directly to the finals of the 2022 World Cup, the 5th team will enter the intercontinental play-off match.

Mbappe – The Most Valuable Players in the World

According to the latest research, striker Kylian Mbappe is the world’s most valuable player with £ 190 million. Notably, Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t even make it into the top 10.
CIES analyst has announced the list of the most valuable stars in the world today. The value of these players is based on performance in performances, age, contract duration and many other factors.
After shining with the French team in World Cup this summer, striker Kylian Mbappe overcame Tottenham star Harry Kane to become the world’s most expensive player.

Specifically, the value of Mbappe was dropped to around 189.3 million pounds. Meanwhile, the World Cup winner, Harry Kane, cost about £ 172.5 million.
This price is enough for the English striker to top Neymar, who is worth £ 172.2 million. But in fact, the Brazilian star is still the most expensive player in the world after joining PSG in 2016 for £ 198 million.
Notably, in the top 10 list of CIES there is no name of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese turned 34 and was valued at no more than the £ 100 million Juventus spent on buying him last summer.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi, 31, is still on the list but has dropped to sixth place with an estimated value of £ 149.2 million.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah came in fourth place with a value of £ 151.2 million. The last player in the top 5 is Philippe Coutinho with a value of £ 149.8 million – just a little higher than Messi.
City’s Raheem Sterling is worth no less than Messi. The English player is valued at £ 143.9 million.
Romelu Lukaku should feel lucky to remain on this list despite his poor form at Man United last time. The Belgian has not scored for Man United since September but still costs £ 143.7 million.
The Tottenham player, Dele Alli, is the only midfielder to be in the top 10. His value falls to £ 142.9 million. The reason Alli had such a high price was because his contract had a deadline until 2024.
Antoine Griezmann is the last name in the top 10 with a value of £ 137.9 million. He and Mbappe are important factors that brought France to the 2018 World Cup championship.