Lionel Messi returns, Manuel Lanzini make Argentina team for World Cup qualifiers


Lionel Messi returns with Manuel Lanzini also being included in the Argentina national team for the March World Cup qualifiers.

Messi is back in the team after being rested for the February World Cup qualifying matches. Argentina national team coach has called up 33 players for the matches.

Four players are suspended for the March qualifiers. As we reported, Emiliano “Dibu” Martínez, Gio Lo Celso, Cristian Romero and Emiliano Buendía are all suspended.

Paulo Dybala is not part of the team which has been called up. Alexis Mac Allister of Brighton remains in the team as Lucas Boyé receives his first ever call up. Here are the players:

Franco Armani (River Plate)
Juan Musso (Atalanta)
Geronimo Rulli (Villarreal)

Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla)
Juan Foyth (Villarreal)
Nahuel Molina (Udinese)
Germán Pezzella (Real Betis)
Lucas Martínez Quarta (Fiorentina)
Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica)
Lisandro Martínez (Ajax)
Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax)

Franco Carboni (Inter)
Leandro Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain)
Guido Rodríguez (Real Betis)
Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid)
Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)
Luka Romero (Lazio)
Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton)
Valentin Carboni (Inter)
Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United)
Nicolás Paz (Real Madrid)
Tiago Geralnik (Villarreal)
Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United)

Ángel Correa (Atletico Madrid)
Matias Soulé (Juventus)
Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla)
Ángel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain)
Nicolás González (Fiorentina)
Joaquin Correa (Inter)
Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)
Lucas Boyé (Elche)
Lautaro Martínez (Inter)
Julián Álvarez (River Plate)

Argentina play Venezuela on March 25 and a second match on March 29 against Ecuador.


  1. Eleven should be —
    Gk –
    Defenders –
    Midfielders —
    De paul
    Guido ( much better than paredes as dm)
    Foward —
    Angel correa

    Super sub —

  2. Armani????!!!!
    When we have UCL playing Rulli, Europa League playing Musso, One of the top in France Benitez & in-form Ledesma….

    But..its time for Armani now!! 🤭🤭🤨🤨🤣🤣 Well done Scaloni!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  3. Extremely sad for enzo fernandez , the guy is a gem. Reminds me of toni kroos with his passing and on the ball abilities and has a good work rate as well , if the year goes well I want him to partner RDP and LP as the third mid not lo celso cus he fades away against quality oppostions but thats my view you can disagree . We could have included him over someone like paz cus things like this can damage a players confidence.

  4. So it’s official…these youngsters are Argentine NT players…go guys go…best future ahead…

    Franco Carboni (Inter)
    Luka Romero (Lazio)
    Valentin Carboni (Inter)
    Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United)
    Nicolás Paz (Real Madrid)
    Tiago Geralnik (Villarreal)
    Matias Soulé (Juventus)

  5. Dybala kicked out again or is he injured haven’t been following Juve and good that Dibu and Romero are dropped for these 2 games, we need them against Brazil and Italy

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