Argentina announced its preselection for the 2024 Copa América with Lionel Messi at the helm – La Opinión

Argentina announced its preselection for the 2024 Copa América with Lionel Messi at the helm – La Opinión


The Argentine National Team announced this Monday the list of 29 players who will seek to earn one of the 26 positions to compete in the Copa América United States 2024 where the Albiceleste will seek to revalidate the title achieved in the last edition that took place in Brazil in 2021.

Led by its captain, Lionel Messithe current world champion will have a couple of tests prior to the competition that begins on June 20 with the match that Argentina will play against Canada at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Those led by Lionel Scaloni They will face off against Ecuador on June 9 in Chicago and then they will do the same against Guatemala five days later in Washington, where the Argentine coach will have to make the cut to 26 players who will compete in the 2024 Copa América.

Argentina’s preselection for the Copa América United States 2024, which will be held between June 20 and July 14 and where the Albiceleste will seek to revalidate the title won in Brazil 2021.

Among the 29 calls, the absence of several pieces that were with the Argentina National Team in the conquest of the Qatar 2022 World Cup stands out, with Paulo Dybala being the most striking. The AS Roma player would have been dealing with physical problems throughout the season.

The other world champions who were left out of the preselection are Juan Foyth, Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gómez and Thiago Almada. According to a report from the Argentine newspaper Olé, Almada’s absence is due to the fact that he will be participating with the Albiceleste in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Also drawing attention was the return of some players who had not been taken into account by coach Scaloni in the last calls, such as the cases of Ángel Correa and Gerónimo Rulli, both world champions with the Argentine team.

The Argentine coach, Lionel Scaloni, accompanied by his coaching staff during an Albiceleste training session prior to a South American qualifying match.
The Argentine coach, Lionel Scaloni, accompanied by his coaching staff during an Albiceleste training session prior to a South American qualifying match against Paraguay in October.
Credit: Gustavo Garello | AP

Argentina preselection for the Copa América 2024

Goalkeepers: Emiliano ‘Dibu’ Martínez (Aston Villa, England), Franco Armani (River Plate, Argentina) and Gerónimo Rulli (Ajax, Netherlands.

Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel (Nottingham Forrest, England), Nahuel Molina (Atlético Madrid, Spain), Leonardo Balerdi (Olympique Marseille, France), Cristian ‘Cuti’ Romero (Tottenham, England), Germán Pezella (Betis, Spain), Lucas Martínez Quarta ( Fiorentina, Italy), Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica, Portugal), Lisando Martínez (Manchester United, England), Marcos Acuña (Sevilla, Spain), Nicolás Tagliafico (Olympique Lyon, France) and Valentín Barco (Brighton, England).

Midfielders: Leandro Paredes (Rome, Italy), Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool, England), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Guido Rodríguez (Betis, Spain), Ángel Di María (Benfica, Portugal), Rodrigo De Paul (Atlético Madrid, Spain), Enzo Fernández (Chelsea, England), Valentín Carboni (Monza, Italy) and Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham, England).

Fronts: Lionel Messi (Inter Miami, United States), Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United, England), Julián Álvarez (Manchester City, England), Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan, Italy), Ángel Correa (Atlético Madrid, Spain) and Nicolás González ( Fiorentina, Italy).

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