The 26 players in the Argentina squad for the 2022 World Cup have been confirmed by head coach Lionel Scaloni.
Argentina go into the World Cup as the third favorites (+650) to win the trophy as Lionel Messi makes his final appearance (we think) on the world’s biggest stage.
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Messi is 35 and will turn 39 during the next World Cup in the United State, Mexico and Canada in 2026. After capturing his long-awaited first major international trophy at the 2021 Copa America last summer, going out as a continental and world champion, in back-to-back years, would be even better than a Hollywood script.
La Albiceleste haven’t lifted the World Cup trophy since Diego Maradona’s legendary run at the 1986 tournament in Mexico. A pair of final appearances (1990 and 2014) are all Argentina have to show for their troubles in more recent times. The Copa America title ended an 18-year run of futility on South American soil, which included 2nd-place finishes at four of five tournaments from 2004 to 2016.
Below is a look at the confirmed Argentina squad for the World Cup.
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Confirmed Argentina squad for 2022 World Cup
Goalkeepers: Franco Armani, Geronimo Rulli, Emiliano Martinez
Defenders: Juan Foyth, Nicolas Tagliafico, Gonzalo Montiel, German Pezzella, Marcos Acuña, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Nahuel Molina
Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo De Paul, Exequiel Palacios, Alejandro Gomez, Guido Rodriguez, Alexis Mac Allister, Enzo Fernanez
Forwards: Julian Alvarez, Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Nicolas Gonzalez, Joaquin Correa, Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martinez