Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, 29th of June, 1986; It was the last time Argentina was crowned as the world champions special thanks to the late Diego Maradona. More than 3 and a half decades have gone past since then, and Argentina has been searching for that crown. Multiple generations changed. Diego is no more, dimensions have changed for this soccer great. Lionel Messi emerged in between these years and established himself as one of the Greatest of all time. Now even Messi is on the verge of his retirement. But Albicelestes are still searching for that crown. Can Argentina go all the way this time? Can Scaloni help Argentina to win its 3rd World Cup title? Only time can answer. But we can bring you something as well. Here we will reveal to you the Argentina World Cup Squad for 2022. FIFA World Cup Live Streaming.
Argentina FIFA World Cup Squad 2022 (Probable Lineup)
Here is the full 26-men Argentina squad for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Lionel Scaloni has announced his final team that features 3 goalkeepers, 9 defenders, 8 midfielders, as well as 6 forwards.
|Player Name||Position/Role||Current Club|
|Emiliano Martinez||Goalkeeper||Aston Villa (England)|
|Geronimo Rulli||Goalkeeper||Villarreal (Spain)|
|Franco Argentina||Goalkeeper||CA River Plate (Argentina)|
|Cristian Romero||Defender||Tottenham Hotspur (England)|
|Lisandro Martinez||Defender||Manchester United (England)|
|Nicolas Otamendi||Defender||SL Benfica (Portugal)|
|German Pezzella||Defender||Real Betis (Spain)|
|Nahuel Molina||Defender||Atletico Madrid (Spain)|
|Marcos Acuna||Defender||Sevilla (Spain)|
|Nicolas Tagliafico||Defender||Olympique Lyon (France)|
|Gonzalo Montiel||Defender||Sevilla (Spain)|
|Juan Foyth||Defender||Villarreal (Spain)|
|Leandro Paredes||Midfielder||Juventus (Italy)|
|Guido Rodriguez||Midfielder||Real Betis (Spain)|
|Rodrigo De Paul||Midfielder||Atletico Madrid (Spain)|
|Papu Gomez||Midfielder||Sevilla (Spain)|
|Exequiel Palacios||Midfielder||Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)|
|Alexis Mac Allister||Midfielder||Brighton & Hove Albion (England)|
|Enzo Fernandez||Midfielder||SL Benfica (Portugal)|
|Lionel Messi||Forward||Paris Saint Germain (France)|
|Angel Di Maria||Forward||Juventus (Italy)|
|Thiago Almada||Midfielder||Atlanta United (USA)|
|Paulo Dybala||Forward||AS Roma (Italy)|
|Lautaro Martinez||Forward||Inter Milan (Italy)|
|Julian Alvarez||Forward||Manchester City (England)|
|Angel Correa||Forward||Atletico Madrid (Spain)|
The above chart represents the 26-men squad that will feature in the 2022 Qatar World Cup for Argentina. Angel Correa replaced injured Nico Gonzalez while Thiago Almada came in for Joaquin Correa who also failed to pass the fitness test.
Missed out Players in Argentina Squad:
Only 26 slots available for the final world cup squad means a number of players had to be cut out from the primary squad or available options. The following stars missed out on Argentina’s final World Cup squad.
- Juan Musso
- Giovani Lo Celso
- Agustín Marchesín
- Agustín Rossi
- Facundo Medina
- Nehuén Pérez
- Lucas Martínez Quarta
- Marcos Senesi
- Nicolás Domínguez
- Lucas Ocampos
- Maximiliano Meza
- Giovanni Simeone
- Emiliano Buendía
- Lucas Alario
- Alejandro Garnacho
- Matías Soulé
- Roberto Pereyra
Giovani Lo Celso will be the player who will be missed the most and was an unintentional cut-out from the squad. Celso had established himself as an integral part of the squad and would have started in the lineup. The Villarreal man was the only creative midfielder in the squad and had a seriously good connection on the field with Messi. But an unfortunate hamstring injury forced the star to be ruled out of the World Cup and Lionel Scaloni had to drop his crucial weapon. Angel Correa was another man in question but his case was a tactical one. However, the Albiceseleste boss picked Foyth as his very last call instead of the Atletico Madrid forward. Top Stars to Miss the FIFA World Cup 2022.
How could Argentina Line up the 2022 World Cup?
In this phase of the content, we will reveal the probable Argentina lineup. The best XI should look as usual but there will be a forced change due to Lo Celso’s injury.
Argentina Probable XI for the 2022 Qatar World Cup:
Emiliano Martinez (GK); Gonzalo Montiel (RB), Nicolas Otamendi (CB), Lisandro Martinez (CB), Marcos Acuna (LB); Enzo Fernande (DM), Rodrigo De Paul (CM), Alexis Mac Allister (CM); Lionel Messi (RW), Angel Di Maria (LW), Lautaro Martinez (CF).
Argentine Players to Watch Out for in the Qatar World Cup:
The following players will be the players to watch out for or in other words the most crucial players for Argentina.
Doesn’t matter who is your best player, your goalkeeper is always your main savior. One simply can’t win a world cup without a well-settled or in-form goal-stopper. Because the gloveman is the player who will ensure your clean sheet. And when a side keeps a clean sheet, it simply means that it can’t lose until the shoot-outs. Argentina was looking for a good keeper after the Sergio Romero era. The men in White and Sky Blues tried a number of options but nobody was clicking.
And then comes the savior Emi Martinez. The former Arsenal man is currently playing for Aston Villa. He was one of the main weapons that helped Argentina clinch Copa America in 2021. His triple save in the tie-breaker against Colombia helped Argentina reach the final. Then he also kept a clean sheet against Brazil as well performing like a wall. Argentina will once again look forward to him searching for their 3rd ever WC title.
The main man at the back for Scaloni. Otamendi is not only the most crucial defender in the squad but also the most experienced one. The Benfica captain has been in tremendous form since the last couple of seasons and especially this season. In his leadership, Benfica topped their UCL group ahead of PSG. The 34-year-old 6-feet-tall center half will be highly crucial if Scaloni’s men are to clinch the title in Qatar. He will also need support from the likes of C Romero and Lisandro Martinez.
Rodrigo De Paul:
He may not be a regular starter in Simone’s Atletico but he will be the most crucial midfielder for Argentina. The former Udinese star provided the match-winning assist against Brazil in the Copa America final. Argentina will be hoping for multiple solid performances from the 28-year-old midfield sensation. Apart from his playing abilities, those threatening body language when somebody fouls Messi will be also enjoyable for the Albiceleste fans.
Angel Di Maria:
The first-half muscle injury against Belgium in the 2014 quarterfinal game saw the winger miss the semifinal as well as the final. Many Argentine fans label it as the reason why they had to lose the title to Germany in the 2014 WC final. Di Maria then showed what he is capable of especially in the big matches by scoring the 2021 Copa America Final winning goal. No doubt he will be one of the most crucial players for Scaloni’s side in Qatar as well. And if he stays fit for all the games, the Pendulum might swing their way this time.
The name doesn’t actually require mentioning. The talisman for Argentina. He is the man for whom the whole world wants Argentina to win the World title in Qatar. Perhaps he is the man who deserves to win this WC more than anybody else. No doubt, Messi will be the key for Argentina and he has been in good form for PSG this season. Moreover, Messi’s recent performances in Argentina shirts have been more devastating for the opposition sides. And if the left-footed magician remains on song in Qatar then it will be a tough task for other sides to stop Argentina from clinching their 3rd ever World Cup title.
What are Argentina’s Chances of winning the World Cup 2022?
Argentina has a very high chance of winning the World Cup 2022.
Will Argentina be able to win World Cup 2022?
It’s tough to answer at the moment. But Scaloni’s side has all the abilities to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Is Argentina Favorite for World Cup 2022?
Yes, they are! World Cup 2022 Winner Prediction.