Lionel Messi has been picked for Argentina’s two crucial World Cup qualifying matches by Lionel Scaloni. In June, the 1978 and 1986 World Cup champions will face Chile and Colombia.
Argentina is currently in second place in the table, having won three and drawn one of their four matches. In these matches, Lionel Messi’s team has not been at its best, but the results have gone their way.
While Lionel Messi’s inclusion was anticipated, Lionel Scaloni surprised Argentine fans by leaving Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi. The Copa America begins a few days after the World Cup qualifiers, and both teams are likely to be absent from the competition.
Here’s the 30-man squad of Argentina:
Exequiel Palacios has been included in Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina squad, but the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder is expected to be away for about eight weeks. He sustained an injury to his right adductor, which the Bundesliga club has already revealed.
Sergio Aguero has been included in the squad despite not having been at his best for Manchester City this season, although Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icadi have been left out. In Argentina’s upcoming matches, Lionel Messi is expected to play as a lone striker.