Messi leads Argentina squad for 2022 World Cup! Di Maria & Paulo Dybala also in.
Argentina’s official 26-man squad for Qatar has been confirmed and released, and they will be aiming for a successful campaign this time as Messi leads the squad.
On the 11th of November 2022, Coach Lionel Scaloni announced his squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup which includes Di Maria & Paulo Dybala in the team despite being not fully fit.
On November 14, Argentina was supposed to announce their World Cup team. However, Lionel Scaloni has already chosen the guy who will represent Argentina at their third World Cup in Qatar.
During the 2014 World Cup, Argentina came within one goal of winning the coveted championship, but Mario Gotze’s goal in extra time ended their hopes. On the other side, since Lionel Scaloni took over as head coach of the national team, Argentina has developed a sense of unity and drive.
They won the Finalissima trophy in 2022 and their first-ever Copa America under his leadership in 2021. They are currently viewed as contenders to win the trophy in Qatar.
Furthermore, Lionel Messi’s final World Cup may very well be this one. giving him another chance to join the late Diego Maradona in cementing his position as the greatest player of all time.
Argentina had a drab World Cup in 2018, battling their way beyond the round of 16 before being defeated 3–4 by France. Fans expect this potent team to rule the world, and many people are rooting for the 35-year-old to win the trophy in Qatar.
Argentina are in a tricky group involving Robert Lewandowski, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and Mexico. The South American powerhouses will play an exhibition match against the UAE before travelling to Qatar to face Saudi Arabia on November 22.
Scaloni selected Argentina’s 26-man World Cup squad:
Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez (Asotn Villa) Geronimo Rulli (Villarreal), Franco Armani (River Plate).
Defenders: Nahule Molina (Atlético Madrid), Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla), Cristian Romero (Tottenham), German Pezzella (Real Betis), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica), Lisandro Martinez (Manchester United), Marcos Acuna (Sevilla), Nicolas Tagliafico (Lyon), Juan Foyth (Villarreal).
Midfielders: Rodrigo de Paul (Atletico Madrid), Leandro Paredes (Juventus), Alexis mac Allister (Brighton), Guido Rodriguez (Real Betis), Alejandro Gomez (Sevilla), Enzo Fernandez (Benfica), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen).
Forwards: Angel di Maria (Juventus), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Juilan Alvarez (Manchester City), Nicolas Gonazales (Fiorentina), Joaquin Correa (Inter Milan), Paulo Dybala (AS Roma), Lionel Messi (PSG).
ARGENTINA SQUAD 🚨 pic.twitter.com/iRWX9W1XZV
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