Eyes fell on the final selection list Made up of 26 players for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. There were some doubts until the last minute and other players stayed at the door or lost their chances in the previous months. Anyway, it’s a list without surprises.
Since the beginning of Lionel Scaloni’s cycle at the helm of the national team, those called up have diversified. Some that used to be a staple on every roster, over time fell by the wayside and eventually failed to make it to the World Cup final roster.
The most famous absence is Angel Koreawho was a regular fixture throughout the tournament and even won the Copa América in Brazil 2021 and the Final Cup against Italy in 2022.
The Atlético Madrid striker was on the verge of participating in the World Cup finals for the second time in a row, as he was part of Jorge Sampaoli’s preliminary squad for Russia 2018. In total, he played 21 matches and scored three goals in the Albiceleste shirt.
Previously, the person who was excluded from the World Cup was Giovanni Lo Celso, but due to injury. The midfielder, who was a regular fixture in the Scaloni era, will have surgery for a muscle separation he suffered in the biceps femoris area of his right leg.
The Spanish footballer, Villarreal, represented the Argentine national team on 38 occasionsHe scored two goals and distributed nine assists. In addition, he was the player who gave Lionel Messi the most passes in the tournament She finished as the senior assistant in the playoffs.
Another name on this list was Lucas Alario, The current Eintracht Frankfurt player, who was a key player in the first calls scaloniHowever, the injury ruled him out of the 2021 Copa America, and also made it a consideration for the coach who did not take him into account in recent matches.
The striker who knew how to shine at River He won nine matches in the Argentine national team with three goals. Among them, he marked his match against the German national team in Dortmund in 2019, in which he scored a goal and distributed his only help with the national team for a 2-2 draw against the Teutonic team.
for this part, Lucas Ocampos is one of those who played a major role in the beginning and slowly moved awaywho, initially, took turns taking the role of the first substitute as a player who could enter the 11 at the start if necessary.
After being excluded from the list of Copa America call-ups, the Ajax footballer did not manage to get the same number of chances as he had previously and was last called up in the double qualifying round, which culminated in him, adding twelve times. Minutes in parity 1 to 1 against Ecuador. In total, Ocampos played ten matches with the national team, in which he managed to score two goals and distribute one assist.
for this part, Mark Senese He finished his big stint in Dutch Feyenoord and got the call not only for the Argentine national team but also for Italy, and he chose the Argentine national team.
The former San Lorenzo was called up specifically in the June window in which Argentina beat Italy to win the Wembley final. And he played his first minutes a few days later in the friendly match against Estonia, Although it was always clear he would be a defender to reckon with after the World Cup.
Emiliano Buendiawho works at Aston Villa with Emiliano “Depo” Martinez, was one of the biggest surprises in the invites for the Scaloni tournament, as he was not on the public eye’s radar when he was still a member of Norwich.
Since his first call in 2021, he has never been able to unite himself between eleven rookie players and He is best remembered for being one of only four players in the Premier League who traveled to Brazil from the UK, Which ended with the launch of the scandalous suspended match in Sao Paulo.
He barely added ten minutes with the national team in the win over Colombia in the qualifiers last February. In that match, which was held in Cordoba, he entered instead of Lo Celso.
Nicholas Dominguez, A midfielder for Bologna, he was one of Scaloni’s well-thought-out “projects” thinking about the immediate future of the national team, but he failed to get into the team and lost ground despite being part of the Argentine delegation that won the Copa America.