Lionel Scaloni, the head coach of Argentina’s national football team, has unveiled the Albiceleste roster for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The complete list included two players with injury doubts: Paolo Dybala and Juan Foyth.
Three goalkeepers, nine defenders, seven midfielders, and seven attackers make up the 26-player team that will face off against 31 other teams in Doha over the course of the next two months in an attempt to win football’s most illustrious trophy.
The announcement was made on Friday, November 11, via a video posted on social media.
The primary absence for the team, led by captain Lionel Messi, is Villarreal’s on-loan midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, a regular starter who will miss the tournament due to injury and is scheduled to have surgery.
Legendary winger Àngel Di Mara, who is also questionable due to injury, has been called up.
The Copa América was won by Argentina last year after they defeated the host nation Brazil 1-0 in the Maracan in Rio de Janeiro. Argentina is currently on a historic streak of 35 games without a loss.
Despite losing two World Cup finals against Germany in 1990 and 2014, they haven’t won the tournament since the late Diego Maradona drove them to triumph in 1986.
On November 22, Saudi Arabia and Argentina, a two-time champion, square off in the opening match of Group C of the World Cup. Mexico and Poland will follow.
Check out the Argentina squad world cup 2022 below.
Argentina squad world cup 2022
- Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa)
- Gerónimo Rulli (Villarreal)
- Franco Armani (River Plate)
- Nahuel Molina (Atlético Madrid)
- – Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla)
- – Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur)
- – Germán Pezzella (Betis)
- – Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica)
- – Lisandro Martínez (Manchester United)
- – Marcos Acuña (Sevilla)
- – Nicolás Tagliafico (Olympique de Lyon)
- – Juan Foyth (Villarreal)
– Rodrigo De Paul (Atlético Madrid)
– Leandro Paredes (Juventus)
– Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton)
– Guido Rodríguez (Betis)
– Alejandro Gómez (Sevilla)
– Enzo Fernández (Benfica)
– Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)
- – Ángel Di María (Juventus)
- – Lautaro Martínez (Inter)
- – Julián Álvarez (Manchester City)
- – Paulo Dybala (Roma)
- – Nicolás González (Fiorentina)
- – Joaquín Correa (Inter)
- – Lionel Messi (París Saint-Germain)
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