2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Federico FAZIO

Age
32
Height
195.0 cm
Date of Birth 17 March 1987
International Caps
10
International Goals
1

The powerfully-built Federico Fazio is a centre-half who is hard to beat in the air, quick to provide cover, strong in the tackle, and a fine passer of the ball, so much so that he can also play as a defensive midfielder. Fazio has thrived on international duty. A member of the Albiceleste side that won the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007, he also picked up a gold medal at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Beijing 2008, though he was not selected for either South Africa 2010 or Brazil 2014.

Fazio’s versatility and the fine form he has shown with Roma this season, not least in the UEFA Champions League, convinced Jorge Sampaoli to restore him to the Argentina fold in the closing stages of the Russia 2018 qualifying competition, where he played in three of the final four matches.