FIFA World Cup 2022: Lionel Messi to lead Argentina’s 26-Member Squad

Argentina on Friday announced their 2022 FIFA World Cup squad. Lionel Messi, who’ll be featuring in his fifth World Cup, will captain the 26-man squad.

Forward Paulo Dybala, who has been out of action due to a hamstring injury since October, has been included in the squad. Out of the 26 players, 21 were part of Argentina’s 2021 Copa America victory. Other prominent names include veterans Angel Di Maria and Nicolas Otamendi along with fresh faces who helped Argentina win the Copa America title last year.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be the 22nd running of the FIFA World Cup competition. It is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022.

Argentina squad for FIFA World Cup 2022:

Goalkeepers: 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 (Olympique 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)

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