Lionel Messi is the lifeblood of Argentina. But he was dropped from the national team. Argentina will play two World Cup qualifiers at the end of this month and the beginning of February. However, the surprising thing is that Messi, the biggest star of world football, is not in the squad of these two matches. However, after being released from Corona, he returned to full practice at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Argentina will play two matches in this round of the South American qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar if Corona does not interfere. The team will play against Chile on January 26 at 8:15 am Bangladesh time. And on February 2, Bangladesh will play against visiting Colombia on their own soil at 5:30 in the morning. At this time Messi will be in PSG. Juventus’ Paolo Dibala has been called up for the absence of Messi. Forward Julian Alvarez, who has been spotted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs, is also in the squad. The absence of Messi in the team may increase the chances of this forward to play.
Argentina are unbeaten in the last 26 matches of the World Cup qualifiers so far. With 29 points from 13 matches in the qualifying round, the team is at number two in the list of ten teams in the South American region. Brazil is at the top with 35 points in an equal match.
Argentina squad for next two World Cup qualifiers
Goalkeepers – Franco Armani, Esteban Andrada, Emiliano Martinez, Juan Musso.
Defenders: Nahuel Molina, Gonzalo Montiel, Lucas Martinez Quarta, German Petzella, Nicolas Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Nicolas Taliafico, Marcos Aquinia.
Midfielders: Nicolas Gonzalez, Lucas Campos, Leandro Paredes, Guido Rodriguez, Rodrigo de Paul, Giovanni Lo Chelso, Alejandro Papu Gomez, Alexis Mac Alistair, Emiliano Buendিয়াa.
Forwards: Anhel Di Maria, Anhel Correa, Julian Alvarez, Lautaro Martinez, Joaquin Correa, Paolo Dibala.