Messi, Di Maria and Aguero in Argentina's Copa America squad

Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria are headlining the Argentina squad that will head to Brazil for the Copa America, seeking their national team's first major title since 1993.

The list was published on Thursday by South American soccer's governing body, CONMEBOL.

Defender Juan Foyth and striker Lucas Ocampos are the most notable absentees from the 28-player squad, despite featuring regularly since Lionel Scaloni became head coach in 2018.

Argentina will open its Group A campaign against Chile on Monday at Rio de Janeiro.

Uruguay, Bolivia and Paraguay are also in Group A.

Argentina Squad:

Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Emiliano Mart nez (Aston Villa), Agust n Marches n (Porto) and Juan Musso (Udinese)

Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel (River), Nicol s Otamendi (Benfica), Germ n Pezzella, Lucas Mart nez Quarta (Fiorentina), Nicol s Tagliafico, Lisandro Mart nez (Ajax), Marcos Acu a (Sevilla), Cristian Romero (Atalanta), Nahuel Molina Lucero (Udinese).

Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain), Guido Rodr guez (Betis), Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Nicol s Gonz lez (Stuttgart), Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese), Alejandro G mez (Sevilla), ngel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Nicol s Dom nguez (Bologna)

Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Lautaro Mart nez (Inter Milan), Joaqu n Correa (Lazio), Lucas Alario (Bayer Leverkusen) and Sergio Aguero (Barcelona).

 

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