Injured player Paulo Dybala made the cut as Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni named on Friday his 26-man squad for November 20 to Dec 18. World Cup in Qatar, in which Lionel Messi will lead the team.Dybala hasn't played with his team AS Roma since early October but has been selected in the squad, as Argentina hopes to get him back to fitness prior to when the World Cup campaign begins on November. 22 in Group C foes Saudi Arabia.
Messi 35, who is a former player is playing at his 5th World Cup and will be with other veteran Angel Di Maria and Nicolas Otamendi and a host of new players who were instrumental in helping Argentina to win their Copa America title last year.They are proud to have been invited to the team and wear this jersey. Let's hope that you are as proud. All in all,coach Scaloni said in an Instagram video.Argentina is without the services from Giovani Lo Celso however, following the fact that the midfielder suffered an injury to his hamstring during his time at Villarreal in the Spanish league, with Scaloni declaring that he was irreplaceable'.
Leandro Paredes as well as Rodrigo De Paul will be essential in midfield. The defense is led by centre back Otamendi who is normally in a partnership by Manchester United's Lisandro Martinez or Tottenham Hotspur's Cristian Romero.There aren't any words to describe how I feel to see my name appear in the list of finalist. The dreams do become reality, let's take it to Argentina,Paredes, who didn't make the cut in the final round of this year's World Cup, said on Instagram.
Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez who is 22, was selected in the squad following an outstanding year during which the striker scored 18 goals in an on loan deal with Argentine River Plate. River Plate before netting seven times across all matches in the Premier League City.Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez He scored 25 goals for Inter Milan last season , and is starting this season with eight goals in all matches He is expected to be the leader of the line.
Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez who was one of Argentina's greatest players during the Copa America last year, will also make his World Cup debut this year.Argentina is also playing Mexico and Poland in Group C.He said to online betting malaysia.
Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), Franco Armani (River Plate) and Geronimo Rulli (Villarreal)
Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla), Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid), German Pezzella (Real Betis), Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica), Lisandro Martinez (Manchester United), Juan Foyth (Villarreal), Nicolas Tagliafico (Olympique Lyonnais), Marcos Acuna (Sevilla)
Midfielders: Leandro Paredes (Juventus), Guido Rodriguez (Real Betis), Enzo Fernandez (Benfica), Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Alejandro Gomez (Sevilla), Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Forwards: Paulo Dybala (AS Roma), Lionel Messi (Paris St Germain), Angel Di Maria (Juventus), Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina), Joaquin Correa (Inter Milan), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Julian Alvarez (Manchester City).