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Argentina Boss Names Preliminary Copa America Squad, 8 Stars Snubbed

Manager Lionel Scaloni has named Argentina's 32-man preliminary squad for the 2019 Copa America, and eight stars were snubbed, including their sixth-highest scorer in history.

Click through the gallery to see eight stars who were left out of Scaloni's preliminary Copa 2019 squad.

Sergio Aguero has returned to the Albiceleste following a terrific campaign with Premier League winners Manchester City.

Captain Lionel Messi is in the frame ahead of the tournament in Brazil, while there was no place for Gonzalo Higuain, who is Argentina's sixth-highest scorer with 31 strikes in 75 matches.

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero was also overlooked by Scaloni, as was West Ham United's Manuel Lanzini and Sevilla's Ever Banega.

Here is Argentina's 32-man preliminary squad in full, according to Sport:

Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Esteban Andrada (Boca Juniors), Agustin Marchesin (Club America), Juan Musso (Udinese), Geronimo Rulli (Real Sociedad)

Defenders: Renzo Saravia (Racing), Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), German Pezzella (Fiorentina), Walter Kanemann (Gremio), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax Amsterdam), Marcos Acuna (Sporting Lisbon), Ramiro Funes Mori (Villarreal), Juan Foyth (Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfielders/forwards: Leandro Paredes (PSG), Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis), Exequiel Palacios (River Plate), Guido Rodriguez (Club America), Roberto Pereyra (Watford), Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese), Matias Zaracho (Racing), Angel Di Maria (PSG), Gonzalo Martinez (Atlanta United), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Maximiliano Meza (Monterrey), Ivan Marcone (Boca Juniors), Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Matias Suarez (River Plate), Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan)

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Argentina were drawn in Group B alongside Colombia, Paraguay and Qatar.

Which players do you think will be left out of Scaloni's final 23-man squad? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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