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8 Stars Who May Never Play For Argentina Again

Argentina were knocked out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup this weekend after a disappointing tournament, and two of their players have since retired from international duty. Here are another eight stars, including their all-time top scorer, who might never again represent the Albiceleste.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see eight players who might never play for Argentina again, following their poor 2018 World Cup.

Despite giving it a good go against France this past weekend, many were surprised Jorge Sampaoli's side made it out of Group D in Russia, while it should also be noted that they almost did not qualify for the tournament.

Argentina underwhelmed for the most of their World Cup campaign, and their problems behind the scenes came to the fore following their 2-0 loss to Croatia.

Since their exit, and even before they were knocked out, there has been talk that many Argentina players will no longer make themselves available for their national team, while Javier Mascherano and Lucas Biglia both confirmed their international retirements on the weekend.

More players could very well follow, namely goalkeeper Willy Caballero, whose error against Croatia proved costly. At 36 years old, the Chelsea man might feel his chances of being called up again are limited, which may result in him hanging up his boots.

Midfielder Enzo Perez, 32, is another player who might call time on his international career, as is 31-year-old fullback Gabriel Mercado, who was heavily criticised throughout the competition. Back-up left-back Cristian Ansaldi, 31, could also follow suit.

In attack, Angel Di Maria, who threatened to retire after Argentina's 2016 Copa America final loss, might feel as if his time with his national team has come to an end. The Paris Saint-Germain attacker was anonymous for most of the tournament, scoring just once in four games.

Strikers Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero may also consider retiring from international football following their disappointing performances in Russia, as could Lionel Messi, who many believe has played his last World Cup.

Confirmed: Two Argentina Stars Retire After World Cup Exit

The FC Barcelona man, who is his country's all-time leading goalscorer, has previously hung up his boots at international level, but after Argentina's poor showing in Russia, he might decide it is no longer worth playing for the national team.

Which of these players would you pick in your next Argentina team? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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