Nicolás Tagliafico is Monday by head coach Jorge Sampaoli included in the selection of Argentina for the world cup in Russia. Mauro Icardi makes, by contrast, are not part of the final elite corps of 23 players.
Tagliafico (25) debuted last year in the Argentine national team. The defender moved in the winter of Independiente to Ajax, where he is immediately a rise conquered. Tagliafico has played fifteen matches in the Eredivisie.
The absence of Icardi is not entirely unexpected, but still remarkable. The striker of Internazionale this season with 29 goals shared top scorer in the Serie A.
Sampaoli prefers in attack with Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuaín up Icardi.
For Javier Mascherano is his fourth world cup. The 33-year-old midfielder, who FC Barcelona at the beginning of this year, exchanged for the Chinese club Hebei China Fortune, played up to now 142 international matches.
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Time of placing
16:00 – 21 may 2018
Argentina reached four years ago in Brazil the final of the world cup by the Dutch team in the semi-finals via penalty shoot-out defeat. In the final battle had the ‘Albicelestes’ in the extension to bow to Germany (0-1).
At the next world cup takes on Argentina in group D against Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria. The team of coach Sampaoli will start the tournament on June 16 against Iceland.
The 23-man world cup selection of Argentina:
Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Willy Caballero (Chelsea), Franco Armani (River Plate)
Defenders: Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Cristian Ansaldi (Torino), Nicolás Otamendi (Manchester City), Federico Fazio (AS Roma), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax), Marcos Acuña (Sporting Portugal)
Midfielders: Javier Mascherano (Hebei China Fortune), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica), Lucas Biglia (AC Milan), Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint-Germain), Ever Banega (Sevilla), Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente), Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain), Cristian Pavón (Boca Juniors)
Attackers: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuaín (both Juventus), Sergio Agüero (Manchester City).
Check out the (pre)selections for the world cup 2018