The Argentina team for the September World Cup qualifiers has been announced with Alan Velasco of FC Dallas included as are more new names.
Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni has announced his list of players for the matches against Ecuador and Bolivia in September and it includes 32 names. Paulo Dybala, Marcos Acuña and Gerónimo Rulli are left out due to injuries.
Gio Lo Celso is also not included in the team, despite not being injured. Franco Armani, who missed the last matches against Australia and Indonesia returns to the team.
Lionel Scaloni has included four U23 players which would be training with the U23 team. Lucas Beltran, newly signed to Fiorentina, left back Lucas Esquivel of Athletico Paranaense and midfielder Bruno Zapelli, also of Athletico Paranaense are called up for the first time.
Alan Velasco of FC Dallas gets the call up and will train with the U23 team. That makes it three MLS players included, along with Lionel Messi and Thiago Almada. Here are the names for those two matches:
Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa)
Juan Musso (Udinese)
Walter Benítez (PSV)
Franco Armani (River Plate)
Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid)
Germán Pezzella (Real Betis)
Gonzalo Montiel (Nottingham Forest)
Juan Foyth (Villarreal)
Marcos Senesi (Bournemouth)
Lisandro Martínez (Manchester United)
Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur)
Nicolás Tagliafico (Lyon)
Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica)
Lucas Esquivel (Athletico Paranaense, U23 team)
Leandro Paredes (AS Roma)
Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid)
Guido Rodríguez (Real Betis)
Facundo Buonanotte (Brighton)
Enzo Fernández (Chelsea)
Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool)
Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)
Bruno Zapelli (Athletico Paranaense, U23 team)
Thiago Almada (Atlanta United)
Nicolás González (Fiorentina)
Lautaro Martínez (Inter)
Ángel Correa (Atletico Madrid)
Julián Álvarez (Manchester City)
Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United)
Ángel Di María (Benfica)
Lionel Messi (Inter Miami)
Alan Velasco (FC Dallas, U23 team)
Lucas Beltrán (Fiorentina, U23 team)
Per Gastón Edul, Alan Velasco, Bruno Zapelli, Lucas Beltrán and Lucas Esquivel would train with the U23 Olympic team but that does not mean that they cannot train with the senior team. The U23 Olympic team will be released separately.