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11:45 AM, August 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:50 AM, August 19, 2019

No Messi as Argentina declare 25-man squad

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni announced his list of 25 players for his team’s friendly matches against Chile and Mexico next month.

Argentine star Lionel Messi was not included in the squad as he was handed out a three match ban when he lashed out at CONMEBOL at the end of the recently concluded Copa America, where they finished third. Sergio Aguero along with Angel Di Maria were also left out from the team as Adolfo Gaich and Paulo Dybala take charge of the attack.

Goalkeepers: Esteban ANDRADA (Boca Juniors), Franco ARMANI (River Plate), Agustin MARCHESIN (FC Porto)

Defenders: Nicolas OTAMENDI (Manchester City), German PEZZELLA (Fiorentina), Leonardo BALERDI (Borussia Dortmund), Marcos ROJO (Manchester United), Lucas Martinez QUARTA (River Plate), Gonzalo MONTIEL (River Plate), Nicolas FIGAL (Independiente), Nicolas TAGLIAFICO (Ajax)

Midfielders: Marcos ACUNA (Sporting Lisbon), Leandro PAREDES (Paris Saint-Germain), Guido RODRIGUEZ (Club America), Giovani LO CELSO (Tottenham Hotspur), Nicolas DOMINGUEZ, Rodrigo DE PAUL (Velez Sarsfield), Exequiel PALACIOS (River Plate), Matias ZARACHO (Racing Club), Roberto PEREYRA (Watford), Lucas OCAMPOS (Sevilla), Manuel LANZINI (West Ham United), Alexis MAC ALLISTER (Boca Juniors)

Forwards: Paulo DYBALA (Juventus), Adolfo GAICH (San Lorenzo)

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