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01:31 PM, September 19, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:46 PM, September 19, 2020

Di Maria left out but Messi, Dybala in Argentina squad

Argentina announced a 30-member preliminary squad ahead of their World Cup qualifying matches against Bolivia and Ecuador next month. Barcelona star Lionel Messi, Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez, and Juventus number 10 Paulo Dybala were among the 30 players named in the squad. 

The opening rounds of South American qualifying were initially scheduled for March but were originally postponed to September and later pushed back to October. 

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni left out Paris Saint-Germain star forward Angel Di Maria, who has been in decent for for his club PSG. Manchester City star Sergio Aguero was also left out of the squad for a knee injury that could also see him miss the first two months of the Premier League season. 

Argentina will begin their World Cup qualifying campaign with the match against Ecuador on October 8.



Goalkeepers: Agustin Marchesin (Porto), Juan Musso (Udinese), Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa).

Defenders: Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), Juan Foyth (Tottenham), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax), German Pezzella (Fiorentina), Marcos Acuna (Sevilla), Nehuen Perez (Atletico Madrid), Leonardo Balerdi (Marseille), Renzo Saravia (Inter), Walter Kannemann (Gremio), Facundo Medina (Lens)

Midfielders: Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese), Leandro Paredes (PSG), Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham), Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla), Nicolas Dominguez (Stuttgart), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton), Guido Rodriguez (Real Betis), Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta), Joaquin Correa (Lazio)

Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Lautaro Martinez (Inter), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Lucas Alario (Bayer Leverkusen), Giovanni Simeone (Cagliari), Cristian Pavon (Los Angeles Galaxy)


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