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Messi Spearheads Argentina World Cup Squad

Argentina head coach, Alejandro Sabella, has announced his final 23-man World Cup squad on Monday night.

Captain Lionel Messi spearheads a talented squad which many see amongst the favourites to lift the trophy in Brazil.

Argentina have won the World Cup twice, lastly in 1986 led by country legend Diego Maradona. However, they have not gone past the quarter-final stage since finishing runners-up in 1990.

Sabella’s side finished top of the South American qualification campaign, with captain Lionel Messi, bagging 10 goals. However, the 26-year-old is yet to shine at world football’s biggest stage.

Here the full 23-man Argentina World Cup squad:

Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Monaco), Mariano Andújar ((Catania), Agustín Orion (Boca)

Defenders: Pablo Zabaleta (Man City), Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), Marcos Rojo (Sporting), Martín Demichelis (Man City), Hugo Campagnaro (Inter), Federico Fernández (Napoli), José María Basanta (Monterrey)

Midfielders: Fernando Gago (Boca), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Ángel Di María (Real Madrid), Maxi Rodríguez (Newells), Lucas Biglia (Lazio), Enzo Pérez (Benfica), Augusto Fernández (Celta), Ricky Álvarez (Inter)

Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Sergio Agüero (Man City), Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli), Rodrigo Palacio (Inter), Ezequiel Lavezzi (PSG)

Notable omissions:

José Sosa (Atletico), Nicolás Otamendi (Mineiro) and Ever Banega (Newells)

Do you think Argentina are strong enough to lift the World Cup trophy? Have your say in the comment section below.

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