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Argentina name seven newcomers for World Cup qualifiers

Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni has included seven uncapped players in his squad for World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Ecuador

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 March 2022 9:16 AM GMT

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni has included seven uncapped players in his squad for World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Ecuador, the Argentine Football Association said.

The newcomers are Inter Milan brothers Franco and Valentin Carboni, Manchester United midfielder Alejandro Garnacho, Real Madrid midfielder Nicolas Paz, Villarreal midfielder Tiago Geralnik, Lazio midfielder Luka Romero and Juventus forward Matias Soule.

The 33-man squad, which was selected from a provisional list of 44 announced on March 6, is led by Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi, who missed Argentina's last qualifiers because of COVID-19, Xinhua reports.

The Albiceleste will meet Venezuela in Buenos Aires on March 25 and Ecuador in Guayaquil four days later.

The two-time World Cup winners have already qualified for football's showpiece tournament, to be played in Qatar from November 21 to December 18. IANS

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