Argentina’s World Cup victory in Qatar is a historic milestone for the country. They achieved their third star and celebrated again after 36 years.
The success also leaves an important record for MLS. Thiago Almada, an Atlanta United player, became the first active player in the league to win the World Cup.
A last-minute champion
When Scaloni announced the 26-man squad for the World Cup, Thiago Almada did not feature. However, injuries to Joaquin Correa and Nico Gonzalez changed Scaloni’s plans.
Almada and Angel Correa were called to replace the injured pair. The Atlanta United player thus had a golden opportunity.
Almada’s turn came in the group stage match against Poland. With the match already at 2-0, Scaloni gave the young attacker a chance. He came on after 83 minutes for Alexis Mac Allister. At the end of the tournament, all the field players had minutes, only the two backup goalkeepers of Emi Martnez were missing.
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