According to Argentine TyC Sports, although Argentine midfielder Acuña’s right leg muscle injury has improved, the team may not let him play in the world preliminaries against Bolivia for reasons of caution.
Acuna has been training alone in the gym recently. Coach Scaloni doesn’t want to take risks, not to mention that Palacios or Dominguez may take over the position of Acuna in his home stadium at an altitude of 3650 meters in Bolivia.
Scaloni introduced the situation of Acuna at the pre-match press conference: "Acuna felt unwell in the match against Ecuador. We asked him to train differently. We have different play styles. A midfielder or winger will be added according to the situation of tomorrow’s game. We have many choices and we will work hard to find the most suitable plan for the team."