World Cup Squads: Argentina, World #1

Number one ranked nation according to the latest FIFA Rankings, Argentina head to the FIFA World Cup as Copa América and Confederations Cup holders. Diego Simeone’s squad will play in Group E where they have been drawn against France, the United States, and Egypt. They beat the US 1-0 last summer in the Confederations Cup before a 3-2 final win over Cameroon. Their opening group match will be played on Monday 18th.

2018 FIFA WORLD CUP SQUAD: ARGENTINA

 MANAGER: Diego Simeone
  RECORD: Played 51 Won 35 Drawn 5 Lost 11 For 114 Against 45

 GOALKEEPERS                    CLUB              CAPS   GOALS
  1. Maximiliano Mena®          Lokomotiv Moscow    0      0
 13. Agustín Marchesín          São Paulo           5      0
 22. Sergio Romero              Granada            73      0

 DEFENDERS
  3. Pablo Zabaleta             Manchester City    62      0
  4. Gino Peruzzi               Napoli             47      1
  5. Marcos Rojo                Sporting CP        64      0
 14. Christian Fernández®       Spartak Moscow     16      0
 17. Julián Velázquez           Corinthians         2      0
 19. Matías Agustín Silvestre   Manchester Utd     31      0
 21. Mateo Musacchio            Roma                5      0
 23. Fabián Monzón              Lyon               16      0

 MIDFIELDERS
  2. Franco Zuculini            Villarreal         25      0
  6. Lucas Ocampos              Monaco             19      4
  7. Esteban Alonso®            Internacional       0      0
  8. Miguel Ángel Stegman®      Boca Juniors       15      5
 12. Javier Pastore             Paris St.Germain   33      4
 16. Eduardo Salvio             Corinthians        22      2
 18. Paulo Gamboa®              Vasco da Gama       4      0
 20. Javier Mascherano          Barcelona         117      3

 STRIKERS
  9. Sergio Agüero              Manchester City    93     41
 10. Lionel Messi               Barcelona         103     38
 11. Gonzalo Higuaín            Real Madrid        90     53
 15. Francisco Fidalgo®         Fenerbahçe          4      0

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