The FIFA World Cup 2022 is on the horizon, underway on 20th November in Qatar. The 2021 Copa America Champions Argentina will be one of the hot favorites for this year’s World Cup. Here we will look into the Argentina Potential Squad and the 5 best players who would make an impact in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Lionel Scaloni’s men will jet off to Qatar in just over a month. Argentina is on a magnificent run of a 35-match unbeaten streak and will bring momentum to the sport’s biggest stage. Which 26 players would make the squad?
Argentina Potential Squad
- Emiliano Martinez – Aston Villa
- Geronimo Rulli – Villarreal
- Franco Armani – River Plate
Agustín Marchesín (Celta de Vigo) and Juan Musso (Atalanta) are also in contention.
- Nahuel Molina – Atlético Madrid
- Gonzalo Montiel – Sevilla
- German Pezzella – Real Betis
- Nicolas Otamendi – Benfica
- Cristian Romero – Tottenham
- Lisandro Martinez – Manchester United
- Nicolas Tagliafico – Lyon
- Marcos Acuna – Sevilla
- Lucas Martinez Quarta – Fiorentina
- Guido Rodriguez – Real Betis
- Rodrigo De Paul – Atletico Madrid
- Exequiel Palacios – Bayer Leverkusen
- Giovani Lo Celso – Villarreal
- Enzo Fernandez – Benfica
- Alejandro Gómez – Sevilla
- Leandro Paredes – Juventus
- Lionel Messi (Captain) – PSG
- Angel Di Maria – Juventus (Injured and could miss the World Cup)
- Nicolas Gonzalez – Fiorentina
- Angel Correa – Atlético Madrid
- Lautaro Martinez – Inter
- Julian Alvarez – Manchester City
- Joaquin Correa – Inter
Paula Dybala has been magnificent for his new club AS Roma. He has already scored 5 goals and 2 assists this season in Serie A. Unfortunately, he sustained a bad injury on 9th Oct. in their 2-1 victory over Lecce which could rule him out of the World Cup.
Argentina could miss Di Maria for the World Cup. The Juventus forward suffered a hamstring in their 2-0 defeat to Haifa in the Champions League on 11th Oct. Fingers crossed he might recover just in time.
5 Best Argentina Players
Here we look into the top 5 Argentina players who could make a huge impact in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
#1 Lionel Messi
The PSG forward Lionel Messi is too good not to be the no. 1 on our list. At the age of 35, this could be Lionel Messi’s last World Cup, as hinted by himself this October.
Messi has been magnificent for Argentina and led his side to win the Copa America in 2021. He has been the key piece in PSG midfield as well, scoring 5 goals and 7 assists in Ligue 1; another 2 goals and an assist in the Champions League this season.
#2 Rodrigo De Paul
Rodrigo De Paul has been the engine in the midfield for Argentina in the recent past. This box-to-box midfielder will play a pivotal role in keeping open the supply channel to Lionel Messi.
Remember the killer pass that flew over the midfield to Di Maria in the Copa America final against Brazil? That was Rodrigo De Paul’s assist to Di Maria in their 1-0 victory over Brazil.
#3 Lautaro Martinez
The Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez will play as the main striker for Argentina in the World Cup. The 25-year-old has been scoring plenty of goals for club and country; 21 goals in 40 matches for Argentina, 3 goals and an assist in Serie A this season.
#4 Christian Romero
Argentina has been solid defensively and much credits go to the Tottenham center-back Christian Romero.
The duo of Cuti and Otamendi will be crucial for Argentina, surely, in the World Cup.
#5 Emiliano Martinez
Argentina suffered defensively four years ago in Russia and we witnessed some horrible mistakes from the goalkeepers. The absence of Sergio Romero was clear.
However, the fans can rely on the safe hands of Emi Martinez this term. The Aston Villa shot-stopper played a vital role in Copa America 2021 and was awarded the Best GK.
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