Coach Lionel Scolari has announced Argentina’s squad for the two World Cup qualifiers in late January and early February. Messi has been left out of the squad for the upcoming matches against Chile and Colombia as part of a move to rest Argentina’s World Cup qualification.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Christian Romero has been ruled out of the last World Cup qualifier against Brazil with a hamstring injury.
Giovanni Simeone, the son of Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, is one of the key players who were not considered for the Lionel Scolari team despite their excellent performances. The player who plays for Hellas Verona is currently the third top scorer in the Italian league. In addition, Scoaloni did not include West Ham’s Manuel Lancini and Feyenoord’s Marco Senesi.
Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River plate), Esteban Androda (Montreux), Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), Juan Musso (Atlanta)
Defensive players: Nahuel Molina (Udinese), Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla), Lucas Martinez Quarta (Fiorentina), German Pesella (Real Betis), Nicolas Ottamendi (Benfica), Lisandro
Midfielders: Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina), Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla), Leandro Parades (PSG), Guido Rodriguez (Real Betis), Rodrigo de Paul (Atletico Madrid), Giovanni Lo Celso (Tottenham) Brighton), Emiliano
Forward players:Angel Di Maria (PSG), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Julian Alvarez (Riverplate), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Joaquin Correa (Inter Milan), Paulo Dybala (Juventus)