Argentina call up Correa as Gonzalez replacement
Atletico Madrid forward Angel Correa has joined Argentina's squad for the World Cup in Qatar, after Nicolas Gonzalez was forced to withdraw from the squad due to injury.
Scaloni said on Wednesday that late changes to the squad could be required ahead of their opening game against Saudi Arabia, with FIFA rules allowing changes before a team plays their first match at the tournament.
Fiorentina's Gonzalez suffered a muscle injury in Thursday's training session, Argentina announced, with Correa joining the squad ahead of Tuesday's first game for them in Group C.
Correa has not been a regular starter for Diego Simeone's Atletico side this season, with 10 of his 14 appearances across all competitions coming off the bench.
Argentina's campaign at the World Cup also sees them face Poland and Mexico, with the defeated 2014 finalists widely regarded to be among the favourites for this year's tournament.
Ángel Correa is going to the World Cup pic.twitter.com/wGFxhI5MnK— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) November 17, 2022