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Argentina’s Garay misses training as sickness continues

Ezequiel Garay was forced to miss Argentina’s Wednesday training session due to the stomach complaint which kept him out of the semi-final victory over Paraguay.

The Zenit defender, who was taken ill earlier hours prior to kick off, is currently suffering from Gastroentercolitis and remained at the team hotel whilst his teammates trained at Estadio CAP in Hauchipato.

Garay is manager Gerardo Martino’s favoured centre back partner to Nicolás Otamendi but should the 28-year-old fail to recover, Manchester City’s experienced defender Martín Demichelis will retain his spot in the starting line-up.

La Albiceleste worked on recovery drills during their light work-out, whilst some squad members, including Carlos Tevez, Gonzalo Higuaín and Erik Lamela, practiced ball retention under the watchful eye of Martino and his staff.

The 14-time Copa América winners progressed to the final after a 6-1 hammering of 2011 runners up Paraguay, with goals from Marcos Rojo, Javier Pastore, Di María twice, Sergio Agüero and Higuaín.

Despite La Albirroja pulling a goal back on the bring of the half time whistle through Lucas Barrios, there was to be no repeat of the 2-2 group stage draw as Argentina produced their most convincing display at this year’s competition.

They face tournament host Chile at Estadio Nacional in the capital on Saturday, with their opponents aiming for their first continental title in 99 years.

Bron: ca2015.com