The FIFA World Cup 2022 begins on November 20. In this 10-day period, every team is expected to take their flights to Qatar to get acclimatized to the conditions in the Middle-Eastern country. Qatar will be the host and will also be participating in the tournament. Firm favorite Argentina is supposed to show up in a while. They will be led by their legendary captain, Lionel Messi. Here is a look at the probable squad for Argentina and other details:
Argentina Probable Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022:
Manager: Lionel Scaloni
Forwards: Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Angel Di Maria (Juventus) (Subject to fitness), Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain), Julian Alvarez (Manchester City), Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina), Paulo Dybala (Roma), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid) (Subject to Fitness)
Midfielders: Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton and Hove Albion), Leandro Paredes (Juventus), Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal), Rodrigo de Paul (Atletico Madrid), Guido Rodriguez (Betis), Alejandro Gomez (Sevilla), Enzo Fernandez (Benfica)
Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla), Lisandro Martinez (Manchester United), Cristian Romero (Tottenham), Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid), German Pezzella (Betis), Marcos Acuna (Sevilla), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica), Nicolas Tagliafico (Lyon), Juan Foyth (Villarreal)
Goalkeepers: Geronimo Rulli, Emiliano Martinez, Franco Armani
FIFA World Cup 2022: Key Players for Argentina:
Lionel Messi is the driving force for this team. The men in the blue and white stripes look up to Messi as their idol. The entire Argentinian team has huge respect for one of the greatest players of all time. But Lionel will have to carry this team. He has been exceptional in the past two FIFA World Cups and will have to carry a similar form into the FIFA World Cup 2022. His skills require no description. Over the past 17 years, he has left the footballing world perplexed and awestruck by the sheer skill that he possesses. He will be very keen to lift the trophy with Argentina. His best performance with the team was in the year 2014 when Argentina managed to reach the finals.
With all the hype around his name, Lisandro Martinez is expected to be the center-back for Argentina. It is a very priced position. Javier Mascherano did the job for the blues over the last few years. Those are very big shoes to fill. With that being said, Lisandro at the age of 23 has great skill. His skill in aerial duals is elite. He can also make some of the best interceptions. He has additional pace which makes him a brutal defender.
The Argentina team is expected to make it to the semi-finals if all the things fall in place and all the players play to their potential. The squad has immense depth. The only team that comes close to Argentina in terms of squad depth is France. Argentina also has the form on their side as the team is on a winning streak for their past 32 games.
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