Argentina with out Lionel Messi once more for October friendlies with Iraq, Brazil

Argentina’s interim head coach Lionel Scaloni says the quantity 10 shirt won’t be given to a different participant till Lionel Messi declares his plans.
Argentina interim head coach Lionel Scaloni quashes claims of a rift with Paulo Dybala after the Juve star began on the bench towards Colombia.

Argentina’s interim coach Lionel Scaloni saved his promise to go away star ahead Lionel Messi out of pleasant matches towards Iraq and Brazil subsequent month.

Prolific Manchester Metropolis striker Sergio Aguero and Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria had been additionally rested for the matches in Saudi Arabia, with Scaloni eager to check new gamers.

Argentina faces Iraq on Oct. 11 and Brazil 5 days later, with three gamers having the possibility to make their debuts in these video games.

Defender Juan Foyth (Tottenham) and midfielders Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese) and Roberto Pereyra (Watford) had been all referred to as up for the primary time on Friday.

Scaloni is in cost till the tip of the 12 months earlier than handing the workforce to a successor, with Messi’s worldwide future nonetheless unsure. The Barcelona striker’s exclusion doesn’t come as a shock after Scaloni just lately mentioned that he would not be picked. Nevertheless, Argentina federation president Claudio Tapia mentioned he absolutely expects Messi to play for La Albiceleste again.

Messi was left pissed off after scoring just one objective, and lacking a penalty, on the World Cup earlier this 12 months.


Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Geronimo Rulli (Actual Sociedad) and Franco Armani (River Plate).

Defenders: Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester Metropolis), Ramiro Funes Mori (Villarreal), German Pezzella (Fiorentina), Walter Kannemann (Gremio), Juan Foyth (Tottenham), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax), Alan Franco (Independiente), Fabricio Bustos (Independiente) and Renzo Saravia (Racing).

Midfielders: Santiago Ascacibar (Stuttgart), Leandro Paredes (Zenit St. Petersburg), Giovani Lo Celso (Actual Betis), Franco Vazquez (Sevilla), Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese), Roberto Pereyra (Watford), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica), Franco Cervi (Benfica), Rodrigo Battaglia (Sporting Lisbon), Marcos Acuna (Sporting Lisbon), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente) and Ezequiel Palacios (River Plate).

Strikers: Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors), Gonzalo Martinez (River Plate), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid) and Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina).

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