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The streak of finals that Lionel Scaloni calls on to win the World Cup

The Qatar World Cup 2022 already has its first finalist. Argentina qualified after beating bottom-placed Croatia 3-0 in which Leo Messi was the star. The prize is a new major event for a team with a clear sporting vein, given that the Argentine national team is led by an old acquaintance of Coruña fans such as Lionel Scaloni.

The former footballer arrived in A Coruña in the winter of 1998 from his country’s league, where he had excelled with Newell’s Old Boys. With the white and blue shirt he participated in most of the Deportivo titles. raised the League of the Year 2000the King’s Cup 2002 and the correspondent Spanish Super Cups, until he packed up for England in the winter of 2006 to play for West Ham. A record within the reach of a few that speaks of a historic player of the A Coruña team.

Now, as coach of Argentina, Pujato’s coach will try to extend a streak that began at the Dépor. And it is that from the Super Cup of the year 2000 to today they have not lost any of the finals they have played. Either as a player or as a coach, because with the albiceleste he managed to lift the Copa América in 2021 and the Final (champion of the European Cup against the champion of the Copa América) last June.

However, none of this equals the importance of a World Cup, arguably the most important tournament on the soccer planet. A title that Argentina has won twice (1978 and 1986) and which could lift again in 2022 at the hands of a self-confessed sportsman like Lionel Scaloni.

On the Deportivo training

The Argentine coach has never hidden his feelings of affection for Deportivo. On several occasions he has taken the opportunity to show his support for the A Coruña team. One of the last in the failed playoffs for promotion to the Second Division, when was in town cheering on the team. Dépor failed against Albacete and promotion did not happen, which has not changed Scaloni’s desire to coach the team with which he arrived in Spain. Maybe one day the current World Cup finalist will be able to take over the Riazor bench.

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