• Atlético Mineiro
  • Fluminense
  • Grêmio
  • São Paulo FC
  • Corinthians
  • Internacional
  • Vasco da Gama
  • Santos FC
  • Sport
  • Palmeiras
  • Atlético PR
  • Chapecoense
  • Ponte Preta
  • Avai
  • Cruzeiro
  • Flamengo
  • Figueirense
  • Goias
  • Coritiba
  • Joinville

Few shocks in Alejandro Sabella's Argentina selection for World Cup

Barcelona forward Messi will spearhead Argentina's campaign
Action Images

Argentina head coach Alejandro Sabella has named a 30 man World Cup squad, to be whittled down to 23 by June 2, when countries can submit their final selections.

There a few shocks in the make up of the list, with the inclusion of Manchester City centre back Martin Demichelis perhaps the solitary eyebrow-raiser; however, the player's stock has risen after a much more comfortable second half to the Premier League season in which he has recently picked up a winner's medal.

It is in attack where the Argentines are most fearsome, with Sabella picking a Dream Team-esque combination of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Rodrigo Palacio; Carlos Tevez wasn't even in the selection conversations.

Argentina, second favourites to triumph in Brazil, are drawn in Group F of the competition and come up against Bosnia Hercegovina at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on June 15, before further games against Iran and Nigeria in the opening rounds.

 
 

Latest News.

  • All
  • Seleção
  • Teams
  • Players
prev
    next

    Football Forum

    To the top