2022 World Cup: Messi, Dybala make Argentina 26-man list | Full list

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Head coach of Argentina, Lionel Scaloni, has named his 26-man squad for the 2022 World.

Injured forward Paulo Dybala makes the cut and Lionel Messi will lead the side.

Dybala has not played for his club Roma since early October. But has been named in the squad as Argentina hope he regains his fitness before their campaign begins on Nov. 22 against Group C opponents Saudi Arabia.

Messi will be playing in his fifth World Cup and will be accompanied by Angel Di Maria and Nicolas Otamendi. Along with fresh faces who helped Argentina win the Copa America title last year.

“They are proud to be called up and wear this jersey, let’s hope that you as fans are too. All together,” coach Scaloni said in an Instagram video.

Argentina also play Mexico and Poland in Group C.

Argentina squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), Franco Armani (River Plate) and Geronimo Rulli (Villarreal)

Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla), Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid), German Pezzella (Real Betis), Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica), Lisandro Martinez (Manchester United), Juan Foyth (Villarreal), Nicolas Tagliafico (Olympique Lyonnais), Marcos Acuna (Sevilla)

Midfielders: Leandro Paredes (Juventus), Guido Rodriguez (Real Betis), Enzo Fernandez (Benfica), Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Alejandro Gomez (Sevilla), Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Forwards: Paulo Dybala (AS Roma), Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain), Angel Di Maria (Juventus), Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina), Joaquin Correa (Inter Milan), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Julian Alvarez (Manchester City).

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