Argentina 23-man World Cup Squad 2018 has been published; Jorge Sampaoli has released his 23 man squad for 2018 World Cup in Russia. Argentina will play Nigeria, Iceland and Croatia at FIFA World Cup in Russia. The World Cup is stipulated to start on 14th of June and ends on 15th July 2018 and Argentina is placed in group D. Argentina 23-man World Cup Squad has been classified as among the most world cup contestant in the 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup. Argentina will play their first group game with Iceland on Saturday June 16 at Moscow (Spartak) by 2pm.
Argentina team during the 2014 FIFA World lost to Germany in the final on July 13 2014, it could have been Messi first World Cup trophy with Argentina National team but they lost to Germany in the final. Germany is the title holders in the FIFA World Cup 2014 which they beat Argentina 1:0 in an extra time game.
Jorge Sampaoli finally included Sergio Aguero City’s top scorer this season with 30 goals in all competitions and Paulo Dybala, Dybala scored 22 goals and set up five more to help Juventus win the Serie A title this season to feature in attack, alongside Lionel Messi and Juventus Striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Sampaoli set out Inter Milan captain, Mauro Icardi and Racing Club starlet, Lautaro Martinez.
According to Jorge Sampaoli on his view about the released 2018 Argentina 23-man World Cup Squad, he said; “Unfortunately we could only choose four in attack and many important players like [Diego] Perotti, Icardi, Lautaro Martinez were left out,”
He concluded by saying, “I’m grateful to all the players that have contributed to Argentina being at the World Cup. I always had clear that these players are on the lists that are closest to the idea that we want.”
See full list of Argentina 23-man World Cup Squad 2018 below
- Sergio Romero (Manchester United)
- Wilfredo Caballero (Chelsea)
- Franco Armani (River Plate)
- Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla)
- Cristian Ansaldi (Torino)
- Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City)
- Federico Fazio (Roma)
- Marcos Rojo (Manchester United)
- Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax)
- Marcos Acuna (Sporting CP)
- Javier Mascherano (Hebei China Fortune)
- Eduardo Salvio (Benfica)
- Lucas Biglia (Milan)
- Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint-Germain)
- Ever Banega (Sevilla)
- Manuel Lanzini (West Ham)
- Maximiliano Meza (Independiente)
- Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain)
- Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors)
- Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
- Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
- Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
- Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus)