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Argentina Announce Final Copa America Squad, 10 Stars Snubbed

Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni has announced his final 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa America, but snubbed ten high-profile players, including two of their most prominent strikers and two Manchester United stars.

Click through the gallery above to see some Argentina stars who were snubbed for their Copa America squad.

Scaloni, who took over from Jorge Sampaoli after the 2018 FIFA World Cup, had initially announced a 32-man preliminary squad, but cut it down to 23 on Monday.

"We believe that we have selected the best players right now for what is an important time for the national team," the coach said, as quoted by ESPN.

"It causes me pain for those that haven't made it but I could only select 23.

"When you have so many good players to choose from, there are always doubts. But I made my decisions on what was best for the team. We know what we want and we know what our path has to be."

The Albiceleste play Nicaragua in a warm-up game on 8 June before starting their Copa America against Colombia on 16 June, with Paraguay and Qatar being the other two teams in their group.

Scaloni called up Sergio Aguero for a first time in his reign, while he snubbed the likes of Gonzalo Higuain and Mauro Icardi.

Here is Argentina’s full squad:

Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Agustin Marchesin (Club America), Esteban Andrada (Boca Juniors)

Defenders: Juan Foyth (Tottenham), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), German Pezzella (Fiorentina), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax), Ramiro Funes Mori (Villarreal), Renzo Saravia (Racing Club), Marcos Acuna (Sporting Lisbon), Milton Casco (River Plate)

Midfielders: Leandro Paredes (PSG), Guido Rodriguez (Club America), Giovani Lo Celso (Betis), Exequiel Palacios (River Plate), Roberto Pereyra (Watford), Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese), Angel Di Maria (PSG)

Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan) Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Matias Suarez (River)

Read: Brazil Announce Copa America Squad, 8 Stars Snubbed

Argentina last lifted the Copa America in 1993, which was the last major tournament the South American giants have won.

Do you think this Argentina squad is strong enough to win the Copa America? Have your say in the comments section below.

 

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