Argentina to face Indonesia without Messi, Di Maria
Reigning World Cup champions Argentina will be without their star players Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria when they take on Indonesia in a friendly match on Monday.
Head coach Lionel Scaloni has given the two players some well-deserved rest ahead of the start of the new season.
Messi has been in outstanding form for Argentina since the start of the year, scoring 17 goals in 18 appearances. He also scored the earliest goal of his career in Argentina’s 2-0 win over Australia on Thursday.
Di Maria has also been in good form, scoring four goals in his last five appearances for Argentina.
Their absence will be a big blow to Argentina, but it will give an opportunity to some of the younger players in the squad to impress.
One of the players who is likely to start is Alejandro Garnacho, a 17-year-old winger who has been in impressive form for Manchester United’s youth team.
Another player who is likely to start is Julian Alvarez, a 22-year-old forward who has been in good form for River Plate.
Argentina are still the overwhelming favorites to win the match, but Indonesia will be determined to put up a good fight.
Indonesia’s hopes rest on young stars
Indonesia will be hoping that their young stars can step up and give them a chance of causing an upset against Argentina on Monday.
The Indonesian team is ranked 146th in the world, and they will be facing a team that is ranked second.
However, Indonesia have some talented young players who could cause problems for Argentina.
Elkan Baggott is a 20-year-old center-back who has been playing for Ipswich Town in England. He is strong and good in the air, and he could pose a threat to Argentina’s attack.
Ivar Jenner is an 18-year-old midfielder who has been playing for FC Utrecht in the Netherlands. He is a good passer and dribbler, and he could create chances for Indonesia’s strikers.
Rafael Struick is a 20-year-old striker who has been playing for ADO Den Haag in the Netherlands. He is quick and good at running in behind defenders, and he could cause problems for Argentina’s defense.
Indonesia will need their young stars to be at their best if they are to cause an upset against Argentina.
A chance for Indonesia to make history
Indonesia have never beaten a team ranked in the top 10 in the world.
However, they have a chance to make history on Monday when they take on Argentina.
The Indonesian team is full of young players who are hungry to prove themselves.
If they can play to their potential, they could cause an upset and beat Argentina.
It would be a huge achievement for Indonesia, and it would send a message to the rest of the world that they are a team to be reckoned with.