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Argentina Announces Squad for November World Cup Qualifiers Against Uruguay and Brazil

The reigning world champions Argentina are gearing up for crucial World Cup 2026 qualifiers against Uruguay and Brazil. National team coach Lionel Scaloni has unveiled a challenging 28-man squad for these high-stakes encounters. Among the notable inclusions are the dynamic duo of Paulo Dybala and Giovanni Lo Celso, adding significant firepower to the Argentine lineup.

The upcoming matches are important as they mark the first of the two World Cup qualifiers in November. On November 16, Argentina will lock horns with Uruguay, followed by a clash against Brazil on November 21.

Lionel Scaloni’s squad announcement also introduced fresh faces to the national team setup. Pablo Maffeo and Olympiakos’ Francisco Ortega are set to make their debut appearances.

Argentina Announces Squad for November World Cup Qualifiers Against Uruguay and Brazil

However, some familiar names are missing from the squad. Manchester United’s Garnacho and Atlanta United’s Thiago Almada won’t be part of the action this time. The omission of these players raises questions and adds an element of surprise to Argentina’s tactical choices.

Argentina’s Squad For 2026 World Cup Qualifiers

Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa), Franco Armani (River Plate), Juan Musso (Atalanta), Walter Benitez (PSV)

Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel (Nottingham Forest), Pablo Maffeo (RCD Mallorca), Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid), Germán Pezzella (Real Betis), Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur), Lucas Martínez Quarta (Fiorentina), Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica), Marcos Acuña (Sevilla), Francisco Ortega (Olympiacos), Nicolás Tagliafico (Lyon)

Midfielders: Leandro Paredes (AS Roma), Guido Rodríguez (Real Betis), Enzo Fernández (Chelsea), Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur), Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool)

Forwards: Paulo Dybala (AS Roma), Ángel Di María (Benfica), Lionel Messi (Inter Miami), Julián Álvarez (Manchester City), Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan), Nicolás González (Fiorentina), Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla)

Head Coach: Lionel Scaloni

Also Read, Brazil Announce 23-man Squad For 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

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