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Argentina National Football Team

Argentina
Governing bodyAsociación del Fútbol Argentino
Affiliated1912
StadiumEstadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti (65,645 seats)
ManagerL. Scaloni

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Players

#NameAgeA
Goalkeepers
12A. Marchesín 31901100600000
23J. Musso 2500000600000
E. Martínez G
E. Andrada G
Defenders
2J. Foyth 213554401200300
W. Kannemann D
3N. Tagliafico 275356601000300
N. Pérez D
6G. Pezzella 284556510100100
4R. Saravia 261802200400100
17N. Otamendi 315406600000100
Midfielders
A. Mac Allister M
N. Domínguez M
5L. Paredes 255406600000200
18G. Rodríguez 25671101500100
16R. De Paul 254686512100000
20G. Lo Celso 233706422211100
L. Ocampos M
Attackers
L. Alario A
21P. Dybala 26914131511000
9S. Agüero 314696513121100
8M. Acuña 281623212300200
N. González A
22L. Martínez 222974403120200
10L. Messi 324876600011001

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Greatness recognized greatness.
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Argentina's FIFA World Cup squad and players to watch

With the stakes as high as they could be, Argentina's National Team will try to prove they have a real shot at the title this summer.

The team led by Lionel Messi may not be as highly rated to win the World Cup as they have been in previous years, but maybe that's where their hopes increase. Having arrived to the World Cup in a nail-biting Qualifier may have given these players the hunger they lacked in previous World Cups, and Messi's presence on the pitch surely guarantees an edge over any opponent. Let's see of "La Pulga's" supporting cast can live up to expectations and help him earn a spot among football's icons for good.

Coach's objectives

Jorge Sampaoli knows exactly what this team needs: a World Cup title. Having around the man that most consider as the best footballer in the world forces Argentina to try and win it all. La Albiceleste struggled to get to this competition, but they will surely try to better their silver medal from four years ago with a coach that's proven his worth with other South American teams.

New faces

Two names stand out in Sampaoli's call up: Franco Armani and Giovani Lo Celso. River Plate's goalkeeper barely made the cut, and his performances with Los Millonarios earned him a spot in this list. PSG's midfielder Giovani Lo Celso will also make his debut in a World Cup, following his breakthrough season with Les Parisiens.

The 22-year-old midfielder has played four games with La Albiceleste between 2017 and 2018.

Veterans

He may not be the oldest man in this squad, but he's surely the best. Lionel Messi faces quite a challenge in this summer's World Cup, as he will try to put an end to Argentina's 25-year drought in all major tournaments. With such a shaky World Cup Qualifier, and with the precedent of having resigned from the National Team, all eyes are on Messi to prove he's the best player in history. Will he deliver?

At 31, this could be the last chance for Messi to win a World Cup title.

Major absences

There will always be controversy in a World Cup list, and Argentina's is no exception. Key players that seemed to be in line for a spot in Argentina's roster were left out, such as Alejandro "Papu" Gómez (Atalanta) and Fernado Gago. Mauro Icardi's lack of chemistry with the team's leaders had him cut from the roster, which was the same for Carlos Tévez, who's unsuccessful stint in China also forced Sampaoli to snub him from his 35-man squad.

In a list that seems to have enough talent, Tévez intense style of play will be missed in Russia.

Full squad list

This is Argentina's roster for the 2018 World Cup.

Goalkeepers: Wilfredo Caballero, Franco Armani, Nahuel Guzmán.

Defenders: Gabriel Mercado, Cristian Ansaldi, Nicolás Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Marcos Rojo, Nicolás Tagliafico, Marcos Acuña.

Midfielders: Javier Mascherano, Eduardo Salvio, Lucas Biglia, Giovani Lo Celso, Ever Banega, Enzo Pérez, Maximiliano Meza, Ángel Di Maria, Cristian Pavón.

Strikers: Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero, Gonzalo Higuaín, Paulo Dybala.

Videos


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Argentina Football Association Info & Statistics

History Founded: 1893, Affiliated: 1912
Uniform Jerseys: Light blue/white, Shorts: Black, Stockings: White
Website www.afa.org.ar
World Cup Appearances 17: 1930, 1934, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018
World Cup Results First: 1978, 1986
Second: 1930, 1990, 2014
Continental Titles First: Copa America (1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1936, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991, 1993)
Second: Copa America (1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1959 (unofficial), 1967, 2004, 2007)
Best Results First: FIFA Confederations Cup 1992, FIFA U-20 World Cup Final 2001, 2005, 1979, 1995, 1997, 2007, FIFA Futsal World Cup Final 2016, Olympic Football Tournament Final 2004, 2008
Second: FIFA Confederations Cup 1995, 2005, FIFA U-20 World Cup Final 1983, Olympic Football Tournament Final 1928, 1996
Third: FIFA U-17 World Cup Final 2003, 1991, 1995
Fourth: FIFA U-17 World Cup Final 2001, 2013, FIFA U-20 World Cup Final 2003, FIFA Futsal World Cup Final 2004

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