Mauro Icardi has been included in Argentina’s 35-man provisional squad for the 2018 World Cup.
Inter star has been in great form in Serie A this term but has largely
been frozen out of the national team, making just four appearances since
his 2013 debut.
Jorge Sampaoli was unable to neglect the 25-year-old when it came to
putting together his initial squad for the tournament in Russia.
Icardi joins fellow Serie A star Paulo Dybala, captain Lionel Messi and the injured Sergio Aguero in Sampaoli’s plans.
Argentina preliminary World Cup squad:
Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero, Nahuel Guzman, Willy Caballero, Franco Armani.
Gabriel Mercado, Nicolás Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Nicolás Tagliafico,
Marcos Rojo, Marcos Acuña, Ramiro Funes Mori, Cristian Ansaldi, Eduardo
Salvio, Germán Pezzella.
Javier Mascherano, Ángel Di María, Ever Banega, Lucas Biglia, Manuel
Lanzini, Gio Lo Celso, Ricardo Centurión, Guido Pizarro, Leandro
Paredes, Maximiliano Meza, Enzo Pérez, Pablo Pérez, Rodrigo Battaglia.
Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero, Gonzalo Higuaín, Paulo Dybala, Mauro
Icardi Cristian Pavón, Lautaro Martínez y Diego Perotti.
World Cup: Icardi, Messi & Others Named In Argentina 35-Man Squad
Tuesday, 15 May 2018