Argentina has agreed to play a friendly against River Plate on Friday after their first game since their World Cup win when they host Panama at the Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires on Thursday.
The game between Lionel Scaloni’s and Martin Demichelis’s teams will be played behind closed doors at the Argentine Football Association (AFA) stadium.
The informal event was arranged following an invitation to River’s training session and will be part of national celebrations for the world champions when they reunite on Argentine soil.
Local media reported that Scaloni would start a player who did not feature against Panama, and Demichelis will start a player who did not play against Universidad de Chile in a friendly on Saturday.
The Argentina national team, which will also host Curaçao in the province of Santiago del Estero on March 28, will travel to Paraguay on March 27 to be honored by the South American football federation CONMEBOL for winning their country’s third World Cup last year in Qatar.