Lionel Messi leads the 23-member Argentine selection for the Copa America next month in Brazil begins. The football association of Argentina gave the names Tuesday off.
Also ex-Anderlechtspits Matias Suarez (River Plate) got a summons, just as Sergio Agüero (Manchester City), Paulo Dybala (Juventus) and Angel Di Maria (PSG). Interkapitein Mauro Icardi is missing again.
Argentina plays in the group stage against Colombia (June 15), Paraguay (19 June) and Qatar (June 23). In the past two years (2015 and 2016) lost Messi and co in the final of Chile after penalty shoot-out.
– selection –
Keepers: Esteban Andrada (Boca Juniors), Franco Armani (River Plate), Agustin Marchesin (Club America)
Defenders: Milton Casco (River Plate), Renzo Saravia (Racing), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), Juan Foyth (Tottenham), Ramiro Funes Mori (Villarreal), German Pezzella (Fiorentina), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax), Marcos Acuna (Sporting)
Midfielders: Leandro Paredes (PSG), Giovani Lo Celso (Betis), Roberto Pereyra (Watford), Angel di Maria (PSG), Guido Rodriguez (Club America), Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese), Exequiel Palacios (River Plate)
Attackers: Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona), Sergio Agüero (Manchester City), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Matias Suarez (River Plate), Paulo Dybala (Juventus)