Exequiel Zeballos (Boca Juniors) and Matías Palacios (San Lorenzo) are both aged 17 and tipped to become important players for Argentina one day.
Both started for Argentina in their 0-0 draw with Spain to open the albiceleste’s U17 World Cup campaign. Palacios, a midfielder, in particular, drew praise, notably hitting the bar in that game.
Palacios already debuted in the Argentine league and is San Lorenzo’s youngest ever debutant in the Primera.
Zeballos, primarily a left winger, is still awaiting a first-team debut but is an important player for Boca’s reserves.