Rumored preliminary Argentina list for Copa America, Sergio Aguero, Mauro Icardi


Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni along with the AFA will have to submit a preliminary list of 50 players to CONMEBOL for the Copa America.

The tournament, which starts on June 13, will have co-hosts Argentina play Chile in the first match. However, before getting to that match and the final list of 23, a preliminary list of 50 will have to be submitted. Per a report by TyC Sports, the list of 50 would include six goalkeepers, 17 defenders, 16 midfielders and 11 forwards. Of those 50, only 23 would make the final squad.

Per TyC Sports, here is the initial list of 50 selected by Lionel Scaloni:

Franco Armani
Esteban Andrada
Agustín Marchesín
Juan Musso
Emiliano Martínez
Jeremías Ledesma

Gonzalo Montiel
Lucas Martínez Quarta
Germán Pezzella
Nicolás Otamendi
Nicolás Tagliafico
Juan Foyth
Leonardo Balerdi
Facundo Medina
Nehuén Pérez
Marcos Acuña
Lisandro Martínez
Cristian Romero
Marcos Senesi
Fabrizio Angileri
Walter Kannemann
Renzo Saravia
Milton Casco

Rodrigo De Paul
Leandro Paredes
Lucas Ocampos
Giovanni Lo Celso
Matías Zaracho
Guido Rodríguez
Alexis Mac Allister
Exequiel Palacios
Alejandro Gómez
Roberto Pereyra
Nicolás González
Ángel Correa
Nicolás Domínguez
Santiago Ascacibar
Erik Lamela
Enzo Pérez

Lionel Messi
Joaquín Correa
Lucas Alario
Paulo Dybala
Adolfo Gaich
Matías Suárez
Lautaro Martínez
Sergio Agüero
Ángel Di María
Giovanni Simeone
Mauro Icardi


  1. I think that the real problem we have isn’t necessarily the inclusion of certain players but rather the exclusion of Buendía, Molina, etc. The other players don’t really matter if they won’t play

  2. Its so awesome to see whoscored ‘s seasonal team. 4 Argentines in playing 11😍. Gk, defense, midfield, attack covered with emi martinez, c romero, de paul & messi. 🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷

    • Absolutely! But imagine the disappointment when Armani would be in goal, Pezzella and Otamendi as CBs….which is pretty likely to happen unfortunately…at least De Paul is a certainty

      • Pls dont remind me😌. Remember sabella used to always select jose sosa in 14 qualifiers & there were much better options. But finally for world cup he dropped him. Lets hope something like that happens & scaloni unleashes emi & cuti at copa

  3. This looks more realistic and reasonable.

    Con algunas sorpresas, Lionel Scaloni presentó la lista preliminar para la Copa América

    Con algunas sorpresas, Lionel Scaloni presentó la lista preliminar para la Copa América

    Arqueros: Franco Armani, Esteban Andrada, Emiliano Martínez, Agustín Marchesín, Juan Musso y Jeremías Ledesma.

    Defensores: Gonzalo Montiel, Juan Foyth, Lucas Martínez Quarta, Germán Pezzella, Nicolás Otamendi, Walter Kannemann, Facundo Medina, Nehuén Pérez, Nicolás Tagliafico, Leonardo Balerdi, Fabrizio Angileri, Fabricio Bustos, Marco Senesi, Cristian Romero y Lisandro Martínez.

    Mediocampistas: Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Exequiel Palacios, Giovani Lo Celso, Ángel Di María, Lucas Ocampos, Guido Rodríguez, Marcos Acuña, Rodrigo Battaglia, Roberto Pereyra, Nicolás Domínguez, Santiago Ascacíbar, Ignacio Fernández, Agustín Almendra, Matías Zaracho y Alejandro Gómez.

    Delanteros: Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martínez, Nicolás González, Sergio Agüero, Paulo Dybala, Joaquín Correa, Matías Suárez, Adolfo Gaich, Mauro Icardi, Giovanni Simeone, Thiago Almada, Alan Velasco y Lucas Alario.

    • nice find, mr godin. It’s hard for me to pare it down to 23 after this point (27). Need to cut 4 unless rules change to 26 like the Europeans.

      Arqueros (4)
      Franco Armani, Emiliano Martínez, Agustín Marchesín, Juan Musso

      OUT – Jeremías Ledesma, Esteban Andrada

      Defensores (8):
      RB – Gonzalo Montiel, Juan Foyth
      CB – Lucas Martínez Quarta, Nicolás Otamendi, Cristian Romero y Lisandro Martínez,
      LB – Nicolás Tagliafico, Marcos Acuña

      OUT – Germán Pezzella, Fabrizio Angileri, Fabricio Bustos, Marco Senesi, Leonardo Balerdi, Walter Kannemann, Facundo Medina, Nehuén Pérez,

      Mediocampistas (7):
      Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Exequiel Palacios, Giovani Lo Celso, Lucas Ocampos, Guido Rodríguez, y Alejandro Gómez.

      OUT – Rodrigo Battaglia, Roberto Pereyra, Nicolás Domínguez, Santiago Ascacíbar, Ignacio Fernández, Agustín Almendra, Matías Zaracho

      Delanteros (8):
      ST – Lautaro Martínez, Sergio Agüero, Paulo Dybala, Mauro Icardi,
      FWD – Lionel Messi, Nicolás González, Joaquín Correa, Ángel Di María,

      OUT – Matías Suárez, Adolfo Gaich, Giovanni Simeone, Thiago Almada, Alan Velasco y Lucas Alario.

    • Though I know this would never happen, I would love to see a starting line up of the following players:

      Bustos/Saravia (RB position still shacky) | Senesi | Romero | Tagliafico/Acuna (LB not WC winning status)

      DePaul/Lamela | Paredes | Ocampos

      Messi/Correa | Icardi/Lautaro | Nico Gonzalez/Correa

      This team would be a mixture of height (with Romero, Ocampos, Icardi great for headers on set pieces and open play) and skill. The entire midfield is technical, fast comfortable on the ball, and are workhorses. Lamela in an Argentine shirt has produced in important matches (rematch vs Germany, Copa America, and in his last game in our colors he provided the assist for Icardi’s first goal). A player with his technique and runs would open the game for Messi, Icardi/Lautaro, Nico Gonzalez as he does for Kane and Son. He is inconsistent though in Tottenham and injury prone, so he should come off the bench for tired DePaul who has sealed his position.

      Other players that can be backups in the midfield include Papu Gomez, DiMaria, Palacios, LoCelso.

      I do not include Foyth as he has shown to be clumsy, injury-prone, and will likely make a mistake to cost the game (recent back pass against Barcelona. Stops running against Brazil when no whistle is blown). In my opinion, he is in the boat with the likes of Fabricio Coloccini and DeMichelis. DeMichelis was a defender who played for the best European teams but made fans cry at times. He was at times world-class solid but would make mistakes that cost games. He should have man-marked Mario Götze in 2014 final. Had he stayed on Götze’s ass, he would of headed the ball away. But you cannot count on players like him, Foyth to ensure WC victory. The stage will always be too big. I hope I’m wrong about Foyth, but I see Coloccini and I would include a Brazilian by the name of David Luiz in that boat. Great defender, but you cannot always count on him as you never know where his mind is.

  4. Di Maria is such a nice player whenever he plays,he is a nightmare for opposition left back player Alphonso Davies, Cancello etc.City made many great chances.Phil Phoden impressed me most.

  5. Paredes hit the ball unnecessarily out of frustration and earn yellow card in an important match. Also, I think he was at fault in the wall…made a crack or hole in the wall…that caused Mehrez to score.

    • He also got a yellow the game against Munich last year and PSG conceded not long after that. He needs to chance his attitude otherwise he will go to back a small club again.

  6. As much as I want Pochettino to win along with the boys on the team, I would HATE to see the Chicken-head win anything along side Mbappe and Navas who irritates the hell out of me.

  7. According to TNT Sports, Argentinian U20 international attacking midfielder and CA Colón young powerhouse Facundo Farias (18) has been targeted by no less than Juventus. Turning 19 on August 28, the 2002-born is currently on a deal with Sabalero until December 2022. How good is this guy?

    • What I do know is he had an assist against river, but to be honest I have not heard much about him and am surprised to see him targeted by Juventus. If I watch any more of him I will certainly say what I think. If juve get him hopefully he’ll follow the Romero route and go on loan to other clubs

  8. Scaloni also discovered playes like De Paul, Nico Gonzalez, Lautaro Martinez for which he also deserves some respect.

  9. 40 million Euros worth player is not in list of 50 player squad. Oh my God what weed they are smoking.The player who needs to be in starting 11 is not in 50 player list. Emi Buendai is the best back up for Lo celso and De Paul. Lo celso form is inconsistent so Emi Buendai is reliable option. Even Buendai can play in left wing if there us injury or lack of form in players. Great loss for Argentinian dreams.

  10. I am trying to think the rationale behind some selections. May be there is a need for local players as a back up, in case some others cannot show up. Seems like a lame excuse I am coming up with.

    I have come to peace with myself long back, that you will not see a line up that makes everyone happy. Now what I fear most…

    A GK line up eventually of Armani, Andrada and Marchesin, with Armani the automatic starter. This is my biggest fear and I feel this can and will happen.

    Some are really funny, don’t even know whether to be angry or laugh – Casco, Enzo Perez, Suarez, Saravia. Really? Seriously?

    Someone must know the thought process. There used to be people here before who could give us the internal politics of AFA.

  11. I have considered the situation and I think it is very possible that some of these players (Kannemann, Casco, Perez, Pereyra) have a positive effect on the dressing room and will probably not be in the final 23 anyway. The only true problem isn’t that these players are in the squad of 50 but that Buendía isn’t. We will have a lot or matches in a short time and Buendía would be very impactful as a sub and for rotation. He is a huge miss.

  12. The only player should take from river is Gonzalo montiel and from boca Esteban Andrada only for 3rd goalkeeper.
    Players like Armani, saravia, casco, kannemann, Perez(35 years old), Matias Suarez can only harm Argentina national team
    The worst enemy of Argentina national team is herself

    • Very exactly dear!
      These shit kind of players will be just through out to the bin!! 😡😡
      Very sad & frustrating if they really included finally.

    • Sarvia is very good player you should watch his International matches he was very good there.
      He is better now then before.After Copa 2019 he has transformed himself

  13. I don’t understand what is the problem of AFA and Scaloni???
    Everytime some names are dissapointed us.
    Armany, Andrada, Perez, Pereyra are bullshit choice…
    in terms of them W. Benitez, Rulli, Buendia should be in the squad of 50.
    Don’t know the coatch never ever to see the potentiality of Buendia???
    AFA never pick the players when they are in form, its very owfull.
    i must sure scaloni pick armani andrada pereyra in 23 squad.
    we always lost some quality players for the poor management.

  14. I think it’s more or less the confirmed players who were always in Scaloni’s plans with Enzo Perez and Suarez as a surprise adding’s, It’s a good list as per me. The 23 out of these 50 also would be similar to what we have seen before, I’m just intrigued to whether Emilaino Martinez, Critian Romero & Lisandro Martinez would make the cut or not. They deserve to be in the 23. Cristian Romero and Emilaino Martinez deserves to start too. Let’s see.

    Here and there some players will definitely miss out, we can’t expect our favorites to make the cut. There were always clamoring’s for adding players, it doesn’t work like that. Hopefully Scaloni an ultimate underdog coach can bring some luck to us, whether with our favorite players or without them doesn’t matter.

  15. Enzo won’t make it but i do like seeing his name there. Gives me great memories of his world cup performance.

    Unless im forgetting someone obvious, this list is as as good as it can get. Buendia ain’t gonna start or isn’t crucial. Buendia < Messi, Dybala, Lo Celso, De Paul, Di Maria, Gomez…

    • my friend there is a list of 50 players which more than half they will be out.
      there is nobody out of the list now that was counted or expected as starter in Copa.
      So everything is ok and there isn t any problem.
      everything is normal in my eyes.

      as for some that complain all time don t give attention.even if was 70 players in the list again they will find someone out of list to complain.
      the important is who will be the 23 of Copa. Just there is time for learn that.

  16. We r crying for Buendia but Scaloni don’t count hin in his 50 member squad…Enzo perez really…???? Thank God C Romero in the Squad…🇦🇷🇮🇳

  17. It’s obvious that there are political pressure from local clubs. If this selection is true, it’s surely not on merit.

    I am sure the final 3 goal keepers will be Armani, Andrada and Marchesin.

    Casco, Enzo Perez and Suarez is a shameful selection. This is the curse because of which we don’t win.

    As someone said, thank god there is no Salvio or Tevez. Looks like River has more political clout than Boca.

    I will post the 23 tomorrow.

  18. Emi Buendai is Championship player of the season 2020-21 still he is not a part of list. What Enzo Perez is doing there. Emi Buendai is in the radar of Arsenal and Aston Villa and most likely he will leave Norwich City this season which is also in Premier league this season.

  19. Refreshing to see that Boca is playing a lot of youngsters lately. They beat Santos 2-0 today with a midfield of Almendra – Varela – Medina & also nice to see Pavon back. Waiting to see Rojo come out of injury & add some spice at the back .
    Though they dont have the flair of Gallardo’s system & rely on crosses & quick counters , atleast youth is getting some good minutes now in Boca . I liked Nico Calpado in RB position. He for sure must be selected in Olympics & can be Batista’s DM/RB back up
    Meanwhile Heinze’s Atlanta United had a bad loss (0.3) today & seem going out of Concaf CL with this result.

    • I noticed that within the last month or two Medina has become a starter at boca, pretty impressive for his age. Maybe it is for an injury but still impressive. Wonder if he has a lot of potential or not

  20. is there any possibility to play martines quarta as right back. is he hold any quality to play in that position.. this selection will define a lot argentine football federation and it staff compatibility

  21. Enzo Perez? What the heck? Casco hasn’t even been good for River lately in the Argentinian league. Wheres Buendía and Molina? Kannemann? Thank God Martinez and Romero are there because I would not even feel like watching (although them playing is another matter). As always there are problems, I really hope this rumoured list is incorrect but given past experience I believe it’s real

    • As always local pressure points ensure some of these selections like Matias Suarez, Casco , Enzo Perez . Thankfully AFA spared Salvio this time!!! Saravia has not played since Sept 20 with injury & Simeone is in pretty bad form since his last injury. I am hoping we dont see Matias Suarez , Casco , Pererya, Kannemann & even Andrada in final 23.

      • Roberto perreyra is not a bad option…..I don’t mind selecting players who are featuring for their respective clubs regularly especially in the top 5 leagues.

        • Ok for 50 list. But i feel in a 6-7 man midfield of 23, we have much better options. Also never seen pererya elevate in NT colors.

        • Very true olive. Buendia not being in 50 can never a logical football explanation. Even 2nd division cannot be a reason bcos nico Gonzalez was picked by scaloni when stuggart was in 2nd division. I jus hope scaloni’s loss is batista’s gain & olympic team laps him up.

  22. Leaving Buendia and Molina out of a selection of FIFTY players, while selecting Enzo Perez, Zaracho, Lamela, Casco and Saravia is laughable and makes no sense…

    Molina was being scouted by NT. He plays with De Paul, Pereyra and Musso in Udinese and he is playing well with good form. Why select Casco or 8 months injured Saravia over him?

    Buendia is one of our best midfielders right now and the type of player we need. Dominguez might not even recover before Copa starts. He is miles ahead of Pereyra, Zaracho and injury prone Lamela atm…

    But it’s just the rumored list. Either way it should be difficult to get a 50 man squad list wrong…

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