March 8, 2014
Romania, Slovenia in Argentina's Brazil warm-up plans
Argentina will play Romania in a friendly in Bucharest on March 5 and complete their World Cup warm-up programme at home to Slovenia on June 7.
The Argentine FA has confirmed the Romania match while it was revealed today that Lionel Messi's team would play two more warm-ups at home in June.
Coach Alejandro Sabella was happy with the Slovenia game at River Plate's Monumental stadium as he wanted to face a team similar to Bosnia, who Argentina meet in their opening Group F match of the World Cup finals in Rio de Janeiro on June 15.
The other friendly will be at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa in Rosario, Messi's home town, on June 4 against a team yet to be confirmed.
Argentina, looking for a third world title, will meet Iran in Belo Horizonte on June 21 and Nigeria in Porto Alegre on June 25 in Group F at next year's tournament in Brazil.