Argentina announces World Cup qualifiers squad
Argentina announces World Cup qualifiers squad after winning last competition. Copa America champions Argentina have announced the squad to battle Venezuela and Brazil for a place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Sergio Aguero has been omitted through injury, while Juventus star forward Paulo Dybala returns to the national side after he was overlooked for Copa America for enjoying too little action in Serie A last season.
Lionel Messi has been called up despite seeing no action for his new side Paris Saint-Germain yet, but who could snub the greatest ever footballer? And besides Messi is expected to play his first game for the French giants this coming weekend.
Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), Juan Musso (Atalanta), Geronimo Rulli (Villarreal)
Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla), Nahuel Molina (Udinese), Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica), Juan Foyth (Villarreal), Lucas Martinez Quarta (Fiorentina), German Pezzella (Real Betis), Lisandro Martinez (Ajax), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax), Marcos Acuna (Sevilla)
Midfielders: Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid), Leandro Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain), Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Guido Rodriguez (Real Betis), Nicolas Dominguez (Bologna), Alejandro Gomez (Sevilla), Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain)
Forwards: Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain), Emiliano Buendia (Aston Villa), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Julian Alvarez (River Plate), Joaquin Correa (Lazio), Paulo Dybala (Juventus).
La Albiceleste will take on Venezuela on 3rd September before facing the mighty Brazil a few days later on the 5th.