Attacker injured Paulo Dybala make the cut like Argentina Coach Lionel Scaloni named his 26-man squad for November-December 20 on Friday. 18 World Cup in Qatar, where Lionel Messi will lead the team.
Dybala has not played for his club AS Roma since early October but has been named in the squad as Argentina hope he will regain his fitness ahead of the start of his World Cup campaign on November 22 against Barcelona. Saudi Arabia, Group C opponents.
Messi, 35, will be playing in his fifth World Cup and will be joined by fellow veterans Angel Di Maria and Nicolas Otamendi as well as new faces who helped Argentina win the Copa America title last year.
“They are proud to be called up and to wear this jersey, hope you as fans are too. All together,” coach Scaloni said in an Instagram video.
Argentina also face Mexico and Poland in Group C.
ARGENTINA TEAM
Guardians: Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), Franco Armani (River Plate) and Geronimo Rulli (Villarreal)
Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla), Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid), German Pezzella (Real Betis), Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica), Lisandro Martinez (Manchester United), Juan Foyth (Villarreal), Nicolas Tagliafico (Olympic Lyonnais), Marcos Acuna (Sevilla)
Midfielders: Leandro Paredes (Juventus), Guido Rodriguez (Real Betis), Enzo Fernandez (Benfica), Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Alejandro Gomez (Sevilla), Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Forwards: Paulo Dybala (AS Roma), Lionel Messi (Paris St Germain), Angel Di Maria (Juventus), Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina), Joaquin Correa (Inter Milan), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Julian Alvarez (Manchester City).



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