This squad is absolutely packed with stars, led of course by Leo Messi himself – Socios.com’s official ambassador!
He needs no introduction and is having a brilliant season with Paris Saint-Germain as he looks to hit the World Championship in red-hot form.
Manager Lionel Scaloni, from Santa Fe, is spoilt for choice all over the pitch.
Here is definitive list of the final 26
|GK||1||Franco Armani||River Plate (ARG)|
|GK||23||Emiliano Martinez||Aston Villa (ENG)|
|GK||12||Geronimo Rulli||Villarreal (ESP)|
|DEF||2||Juan Foyth||Villarreal (ESP)|
|DEF||25||Lisandro Martinez||Man United (ENG)|
|DEF||26||Nahuel Molina||Atletico Madrid (ESP)|
|DEF||4||Gonzalo Montiel||Sevilla (ESP)|
|DEF||19||Nicolas Otamendi||Benfica (POR)|
|DEF||6||German Pezzella||Real Betis (ESP)|
|DEF||13||Cristian Romero||Tottenham (ENG)|
|DEF||3||Nicolas Tagliafico||Lyon (FRA)|
|MID||8||Marcos Acuna||Sevilla (ESP)|
|MID||7||Rodrigo De Paul||Atletico Madrid (ESP)|
|MID||24||Enzo Fernandez||Benfica (POR)|
|MID||17||Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez||Sevilla (ESP)|
|MID||20||Alexis Mac Allister||Brighton (ENG)|
|MID||14||Exequiel Palacios||Bayer Leverkusen (GER)|
|MID||5||Leandro Paredes||Juventus (ITA)|
|MID||18||Guido Rodriguez||Real Betis (ESP)|
|FWD||9||Julian Alvarez||Man City (ENG)|
|FWD||16||Thiago Almada||Atlanta United (USA)|
|FWD||11||Angel Di Maria||Juventus (ITA)|
|FWD||21||Paulo Dybala||AS Roma (ITA)|
|FWD||15||Angel Correa||Atletico Madrid|
|FWD||22||Lautaro Martinez||Inter Milan (ITA)|
|FWD||10||Lionel Messi||PSG (FRA)|
Argentina’s chances of winning the World Championship 2022
Argentina always has a lot of pressure on their shoulders. Naturally, their history in the World Championships dictates this. Their triumphs in 1978 and 1986 are the benchmark and the stuff of folklore legends. Huge names have represented the AFA, including, of course, Diego Armando Maradona, hailed as a god due to his sheer brilliance and commitment to his national team.
They are expected to fly through the group stages, and if Leo Messi continues his rich vein of form, it wouldn’t surprise anyone if he leads his team to another World Championship final. Argentina finished runners-up in 2014, but won the Copa América in 2021, significantly beating Brazil in the final. Most of that squad remains intact, which is an essential piece of information. Keeping winners together will be the key as they carry the experience needed to win major tournaments. Messi only lacks one trophy in his cabinet, you’ve guessed it, it’s the World Championship – will he complete football with a win in 2022?