The Argentine national team coach Gerardo Martino announced 22-man squad (European based players) for the friendlies against El Salvador and Ecuador which will be played in United States at the end of the month. Players based in Argentina will be added to this squad by next week.
Many news channel claims that Martino might call young strikers Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan), Luciano Vietto (Villarreal) and Paulo Dybala (Palermo) but there were no surprises in the team selection and Tata retained Juventus forward Carlos Tevez in the squad
Geronimo Rulli of Real Sociedad called in place of Willy Caballero as 3rd Goalkeeper. In Defense Garay recalled and Musacchio returned from injury and in attack Ezequiel Lavezzi recalled for the first time under Tata.
Argentina will be looking to polish their Copa América preparations with these two friendly matches and it looks Tata didn’t want any new face in the squad as the championship is not far away. Hope they will be getting a chance when Argentina prepare for the Summer Olimpic 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
At the end of this month, Martino’s men will first take on El Salvador at FedEx Field in Washington on Saturday March 28th. It will be their second ever meeting following La Albiceleste’s 2-0 win at the 1982 World Cup in Spain.
Three days later on Tuesday March 31st they will face South American rivals Ecuador at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The result was a goalless draw, when the two teams played a friendly at the same venue back in November 2013.
Nahuel Guzmán (Tigres)
Sergio Romero (Sampdoria)
Gerónimo Rulli (Real Sociedad)
Ezequiel Garay (Zenit)
Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)
Marcos Rojo (Manchester United)
Facundo Roncaglia (Genoa)
Mateo Musacchio (Villarreal)
Lucas Orban (Valencia)
Nicolás Otamendi (Valencia)
Javier Pastore (PSG)
Angel Di María (Manchester United)
Lucas Biglia (Lazio)
Roberto Pereyra (Juventus)
Ever Banega (Sevilla)
Enzo Pérez (Valencia)
Javier Mascherano (Barcelona)
Ezequiel Lavezzi (PSG)
Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)
Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli)
Carlos Tevez (Juventus)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)