Argentina’s World Cup selection team with the injured Messi. Last September 21, Lionel Messi entered the field. After that, he was absent from Inter Miami’s last four matches due to an old leg injury. There is no guarantee when he will return. However, Argentina announced the World Cup selection team by keeping him.
Lionel Scaloni has announced a 34-man squad ahead of the match between Paraguay and Peru on Thursday (October 5). Experienced winger Angel Di Maria is not in the team due to injury.
However, even if it is not guaranteed whether Messi will be able to play, the Argentinian coach has kept him in the team. Messi last played for Inter Miami in the Major Soccer League on September 21. Miami blasted Toronto 4-0 in that match. Then, when the Argentine star got injured, Miami went to play four games without him. The US club did not win even one of them. Lose the US Open final.
Meanwhile, Malten played for Argentina on September 8 against Ecuador in the World Cup Qualifiers. He won a great free-kick in that match. However, he did not play the match against Bolivia. Albiceleste’s next two World Cup qualifiers are against Paraguay on October 13 and Peru on October 18.
Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez, Juan Musso, Walter Benitez and Franco Armani.
Defenders: Nahuel Molina, Herman Pezzella, Gonzalo Montiel, Juan Faith, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Tagliafico, Nicolas Otamendi, Lucas Esquivel, Lucas Martinez Cuarta, Marco Pellegrino and Marcos Acuna.
Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo de Paul, Guido Rodriguez, Enzo Fernandez, Alexis McAllister, Ezequiel Palacios, Bruno Zappelli and Giovanni Lo Celso.
Forwards: Lucas Beltran, Nicolas Gonzalez, Lautaro Martinez, Julián Alvarez, Alejandro Garnacho, Lionel Messi, Carlos Alcaraz, Thiago Almada, Paulo Dybala, Facundo Farias and Lucas Ocampos.