Argentina’s roster, which includes Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, and Lionel Messi, will go to Brazil for Copa America, looking for their first major title since 1993. CONMEBOL, the governing body of South American soccer, released the list on Thursday.
Messi and Sergio Aguero will lead the attack.
Despite playing consistently since Lionel Scaloni took over as head coach in 2018, defender Juan Foyth and attacker Lucas Ocampos are the most noteworthy absentees from the 28-man roster.
When Argentina conceded a last-minute equalizer against Colombia in a World Cup qualifying encounter earlier this week, Foyth was involved late. The Villareal defender, who won the Europa League last season, lost possession near the penalty box. Colombia then crossed near the goal and Miguel Borja’s header reached the back of the net.
Sevilla’s Ocampos struggled in a 1-1 draw with Chile last week, which was also a World Cup qualifier. Cristian Romero and Nahuel Molina Lucero were among Scaloni’s players, having been called up to Argentina’s senior team for the first time during the most recent round of World Cup qualifying.
Argentina will play Chile in its first Group A match on Monday in Rio de Janeiro. Their group also includes Uruguay, Bolivia, and Paraguay.
It will be a good opportunity for Argentina to win the tournament as their team looks good.