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Argentina to face European trio prior to 2022 World Cup

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Argentina will warm up for the 2022 World Cup by taking on European trio
Argentina will warm up for the 2022 World Cup by taking on European trio / Daniel Jayo/GettyImages
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Argentine are set to play Portugal, Belgium, and Denmark prior to the 2022 World Cup, scheduled to take place later this year.

The 2022 World Cup is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022, and Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni has revealed that his side will play three friendlies in a warm up to the tournament.

According to TNT Sports, Scaloni has decided that he would like his team to play games against sides not from South America as they prepare for the World Cup.

Scaloni also insisted that no one's place in the national team is secure "except for one". "We had the possibility of calling up players but we preferred not to expose footballers who aren’t playing right now," he told reporters after the game.

"Not only did we miss players but we had to improvise in putting players in positions. We went forward with these call ups who came to contribute and in the end, it went well. Here, you can’t relax. Everyone is part of this process but on the pitch, you have to perform. The players that were here today took advantage of their opportunity.

“There’s still a lot left until the World Cup. No one has their spot secured, except for one, as I have always said.”

Argentina beat Colombia 1-0 in Cordoba on Tuesday, making Scaloni the first Albiceleste coach to beat all nine South American national teams.

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