Argentina team named for March matches, young players included


Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni has announced his team for the two friendly matches in March with several young players included.

Lionel Scaloni has included both Valentín Barco and Facundo Buonanotte of Brighton in the team, Valentín Caeboni makes it with Alejandro Garnacho of Manchester United also making the team.

The Argentina national team will play two matches in March in the United States. The first one on March 22 in Philadelphia against El Salvador and the second on March 26 in Los Angeles against Costa Rica.

Here are the players called up by Scaloni:

Franco Armani (River Plate)
Walter Benítez (PSV)
Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa)

Germán Pezzella (Real Betis)
Nehuén Pérez (Udinese)
Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica)
Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur)
Nicolás Tagliafico (Lyon)
Marcos Senesi (Bournemouth)
Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid)
Valentín Barco (Brighton)

Ezequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)
Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid)
Leandro Paredes (AS Roma)
Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool)
Enzo Fernández (Chelsea)
Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur)

Nicolás González (Fiorentina)
Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United)
Facundo Buonanotte (Brighton)
Valentín Carboni (Monza)
Ángel Di María (Benfica)
Lionel Messi (Inter Miami)
Julián Álvarez (Manchester City)
Lautaro Martínez (Inter)
Paulo Dybala (AS Roma)


  1. All under 23 attacking talent…
    Soule forward
    Garnacho forward
    Beltran forward
    Varela holding midfield
    Buonanotte attacking midfield
    Paz central midfield
    Echeverry central midfielder
    Almada central midfielder
    Carboni attacking midfielder
    Gondou forward
    Castro forward
    Barco left back

    With the majority of the talent in attack, no doubt that the need for the Olympic tournament might be an over 23 players at:
    center defender, a goalie and a center forward.
    Dibu Martinez to captain the team
    Cristian Romero to lead the back line
    Lautaro Martinez to capitalize on the talented midfield production of goal scoring opportunities. (Not to mention this might regain el Toro’s confidence with the national side)

  2. Alan Varela and Lucas Beltran are also in the Javier Macherano’s U23 National Team list in their preparations ahead of Olympics 2024. @CLMerlo 🚨🇦🇷

    • Just because a player wasn’t called up for one game doesn’t mean he has been removed from the national team. Almada is a good player and he’ll be back.

  3. Feel for soule i believe he deserves a chance but scaloni knows more and soule’s last two matches in Italy did not help in his selection.
    Looking forward to seeing barco the best player of sudamericano in my opinion.

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