Lionel Messi, Rodrigo de Paul arrive in Argentina for Copa America


Lionel Messi and Rodrigo de Paul both arrived to Argentina earlier on the same flight as they join the national team for the World Cup qualifiers and Copa America.

Several players have already landed in Argentina but none bigger than the best player in the world. Messi and de Paul both landed and arrived to the country together through Messi’s private jet. They’ll be joining the Argentina bubble shortly.

Messi and de Paul aren’t the only two to join the team. Several others have joined the squad. The PSG duo of Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes joined on Tuesday with Lucas Alario, Nicolas Gonzalez, Lautaro Martinez, Nicolas Dominguez and Exequiel Palacios having already joined the squad earlier.

Lionel Scaloni’s squad have two World Cup qualifying matches which begin next week. The first match is at home vs. Chile on June 3 and the second away on June 8 vs. Colombia. The Copa America begins shortly after on June 13 vs. Chile, once more. Here is the Argentina squad for the World Cup qualifiers:

Marcos Acuña (Sevilla)
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
Lucas Alario (Bayer Leverkusen)
Emiliano Buendia (Norwich City)
Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid)
Joaquin Correa (Lazio)
Rodrigo de Paul (Udinese)
Angel Di Maria (PSG)
Nicolas Dominguez (Bologna)
Juan Foyth (Villarreal)
Alejandro Papu Gomez (Sevilla)
Nicolas Gonzalez (Stuttgart)
Giovanni Lo Celso (Tottenham)
Agustin Marchesin (FC Porto)
Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa)
Lautaro Martinez (Inter)
Lisandro Martinez (Ajax)
Lucas Martinez Quarta (Fiorentina)
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)
Nahuel Molina (Udinese)
Juan Musso (Udinese)
Guido Rodriguez (Real Betis)
Cristian Romero (Atalanta)
Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla)
Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica)
Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)
Jose Luis Palomino (Atalanta)
Leandro Paredes (PSG)
German Pezzella (Fiorentina)
Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax)
Franco Armani (River Plate)
Gonzalo Montiel (River Plate)
Julian Alvarez (River Plate)


  1. what happened to the old site, the black format alot easier on the eye. i gotta be honest with this defence we have no chance of winning the world cup in my view point, unless we get lucky or a miracle happens.

    • We have much better options for defense actually. The only way we can not win is by making ourselves lose (not selecting Martinez and Romero/Lisandro) at least for the Copa America

  2. It’s amazing how De Paul is slowly becoming a World Class Midfielder even by playing in a small club, He had a great season with Udinese. I for one really like players more when they play for a small club and achieve great things, like the legendary Batistuta for Fiorentina, Maradona for Napoli etc etc. We always have a Soft spot for underdog teams and players.

  3. I was thinking, how many times was he going to guess right and NOT stop one??
    Like the pressure wasn’t enough, to kick and then save one!!!

    Losing SUCKS, watching ManU players and fans feel the agony …………….one THING we ARGENTIAN fans have felt so many times…………I want to feel and look like Villarreal fans looked like today……..confetti flying around and a COPA AMERICA trophy in the middle.

  4. Poor De Gea… He already gets so much shit from Manchester United fans. For those that watched the whole game how did Foyth play?

    • Holy shit that was intense!
      Rulli concedes 10 penalties, scores one, then saves De Gea’s penalty to win Villarreal’s first major title in club history! Historic!

      • You were right except he must have had oil on his hands because 3 balls slipped past barely! But he became the hero after all. Put his away and saved the next one. I have never seen penalty kicks that long ever. In in in in in in for the longest time. Props to Villarreal players that put there’s in so reliably

  5. Last 15 min of 1H and Villarreal looking shaky AF! Can’t control possession if their lives depended on it. Blow the whistle ref! they need to regroup in second half cause United will score otherwise

  6. My 11 would be: EmiMart
    Foyth ————Pezzella———Romero————Acuna
    (For the need of attacking more subs will be Foyth-Molina, Guido-Paredes, DiMaria/Aguero-Nico)

  7. Armani has conceded 3 again today & still I’m pretty sure he’s gonna start over Martinez, so weird that they want local players to just fill spots instead of focusing on what’s best for the team.. hopefully I’m wrong and we see Martinez in goal with Romero & LMQ with him.

  8. Against chili OTAMENDI will be suspended. Though I don’t trust OTAMENDI as well as PEZZELLA, I think this time Scaloni will select PEZZELLA and Lucas Martinez QUARTA. We need to get rid of Armani. I don’t know why Scaloni has again chosen him. With Emi Martinez in goal our defence will be more at ease. I am also eager to see how Romero, Buendia and Lisandro Martinez perform for their national team.

  9. The way Lionel Scaloni praises N. Gonzalez, Lautaro Martinez,De Paul and Ocampus it is clear that Scaloni likes player who have high work rate. If you are a player with high work rate and regular at your club you going to be selected in the squad.
    Either Ocampus or J. Correa going to be in the squad.
    Out of four keepers three going to be selected.
    C. Romero, Juan Foyth,Acuna,Otamendi,Mollina,Pezella are must for the squad.

    • i’m against selection pezella.. pezella weakness is spotlight in this season. u have problem with slow defender i think pezella is not fast either.. argentina need to improve its defence more.. if romero,lisandro out of the squad then argentina defence is vulnerable .. with the like of otamendi, pezella, though ota recently good with club still his age not young

      • scaloni like players who can contribute defensively.
        ocampos ,de paul ,l martinez , j.correa , buendia have good defensive contribution
        i think molina defensive side is poor.
        foyth have the quality but lack concentration

        ——————————–emi martinez/ marchesin———————
        ————–c romero ——– otamendi / LMQ——palomina/lisandro —-
        —ocampos /buendia——de paul—-paredes / guido——-acuna / j.correa
        —————————–lo celso / di maria———————–
        ——————- messi————————-lautaro————

      • Fonte and Pepe going to be starter in Portugal and they are 37 year old. Otamendi is doing nice in Benfica.Marcos Senesi can be best CB for Argentina if he he becomes fast.

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