Three World Cup Winners Missing As Argentina Name Squad For 2024 Copa America [See Full List

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Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni has named Argentina’s preliminary squad for 2024 Copa America.

World Cup-winning stopper and Aston Villa goalie Emiliano Martinez is leading Lionel Scaloni’s goalkeeper options for the tournament.

Ajax goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli and River Plate goalkeeper Franco Armani have been called up as well.

Manchester United defender Lautaro Martinez and his Premier League counterpart from Tottenham Hotspur Cristian Romero lead the defensive options, including Benfica’s Otamendi, Sevilla’s Marcus Acuna, and others.

Liverpool’s Max Allister, Chelsea’s Enzo Fernandez, Roma’s Leonardo Paredes, and Atletico Madrid’s Rodrigo De Paul lead the midfield selects.

Among the forwards are Lionel Messi of Inter Miami, Alejandro Garnacho of Manchester United, Angel Did Maria of Benfica, Julian Alvarez of Manchester City, and others.

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Goalkeepers:
Franco Armani (River Plate)
Gerónimo Rulli (Ajax)
Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa)

Defenders:
Gonzalo Montiel (Notting Forest)
Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid)
Leonardo Balerdi (Olympique Marseille)
Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur)
Germán Pezzella (Real Betis)
Lucas Martínez Quarta (Fiorentina)
Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica)
Lisandro Martínez (Manchester United)
Marcos Acuña (Sevilla)
Nicolás Tagliafico (Lyon)
Valentín Barco (Brighton)

Midfielders:
Guido Rodríguez (Real Betis)
Leandro Paredes (AS Roma)
Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool)
Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid)
Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)
Enzo Fernández (Chelsea)
Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur)

Forwards:
Ángel Di María (Benfica)
Valentín Carboni (AC Monza)
Lionel Messi (Inter Miami)
Ángel Correa (Atletico Madrid)
Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United)
Nicolás González (Fiorentina)
Lautaro Martínez (Inter)
Julián Álvarez (Manchester City)

Major exclusions from Argentina’s 2024 Copa America squad

Leading the list of big-name internationals omitted from the squad is Paulo Dybala. Dybala has had a good season with Roma but apparently not enough to win the heart of Scaloni.

Monza midfielder Papu Gomez, 36, who won the 2022 World Cup with the team has been left out of the squad.

MLS star and Atlanta attacking midfielder Thiago Almada, 23, who also made the 2022 World Cup-winning squad, is also out of the squad.

The defending champions will kick off their 2024 Copa America campaigne on June 21, 2024, against Canada before taking on Chile and Peru in Group A.

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