Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has retained goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin (FC Porto) and defender Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica) in the Copa America squad, which kicks off next Sunday in Brazil.
After last Tuesday’s match against Chile (2-2), in a qualifying match for the 2022 World Cup, the coach cut the names of Juan Foyth, Lucas Ocampos, Jose Luis Palomino, Emiliano Buendia and Julian Alvarez.
Goalkeeper Franco Armani, despite testing positive for Covid-19, will remain in the group, as will striker Lucas Alario, who is recovering from a muscle injury in his right leg.
Argentina will make their first appearance on Monday in the Copa America, against Chile, before facing Uruguay (18), Paraguay (21) and Bolivia (28).
Here is the call:
Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River), Agustin Marchesin (Porto), Juan Musso (Udinese), Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa);
Defenders: Lucas Martinez-Quarta (Fiorentina), Christian Romero (Atalanta), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica), German Pezzella (Fiorentina), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax).
Midfielders: Lisandro Martinez (Ajax), Marcos Acuña (Sevilla), Joaquin Correa (Lazio), Rodrigo de Paul (Udinese), Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain), Nicolas Dominguez (Bologna), Alejandro Gomez (Sevilla), Giovanni Lou Celso. Tottenham), Guido Rodriguez (Betis), Exquiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Leandro Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain);
Leading: Leo Messi (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Lucas Alario (Leverkusen), Nicolas Gonzalez (Istogarda) and Lautaro Martinez (Inter).