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Argentina Drop Icardi, Name Messi, Aguero, Dybala In Final World Cup Squad

Argentina Drop Icardi, Name Messi, Aguero, Dybala In Final World Cup Squad

Two-time World champions Argentina have released their 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi the biggest omission, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

La Albiceleste coach, Jorge Sampaoli, also axed Roma forward Diego Perrotti and and Everton centre-back Ramiro Funes Mori from the 35-man preliminary squad he released last week.

The star studded squad include Barcelona of Spain star Lionel Messi, Juventus duo Gonazlo Higuain and Paulo Dybala and China- based midfielder, Javier Mascherano.

Sampaoli also included the duo of Sergio Aguero and Lucas Biglia who have just returned from injury.

There is also place in the squad for West Ham United midfielder, Manuel Lazzini, centre-back, Nicolas Otamendi and PSG winger Angel Di Maria.

Argentina who are in the same group with Nigeria will begin their campaign in Russia on June 16 against debutants Iceland.

THE FULL SQUAD
Goalkeepers
Sergio Aguero, Wilfredo Caballero, Franco Armani

Defenders
Nicolas Otamendi, Frederico Fazio, Gabriel Mercado, Cristian Ansaldi, Marcos Rojo, Marcos Acuna, Nicolas Taglifiaco

Midfielders
Ever Banega, Javier Mascherano, Manuel Lazini Angel Di Maria, Eduardo Salvio, Giovanni Lo Celso, Cristian Pavon, Maximiliano Mexa

Forwards
Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero , Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala

COMMENTS

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  • Debbie 6 months ago

    I am very glad Sampaoli was dumb enough to drop Icardi.

  • OLISAEKEZIE 6 months ago

    NO WEAPON FASHIONED AGAINST US SHALL PROSPER. FOR EVEN THOUGH WE WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF DARKNESS, WE FEAR NO EVIL.