Lionel Messi Leads Argentina Copa America Title Defense

Reigning World Cup champion Lionel Messi spearheads Argentina star-studded squad for the Copa America 2023, featuring a blend of experience and youth.

Argentina quest to defend their Copa America title is set to begin on June 20th in the United States, with Lionel Messi leading a talented squad under the guidance of coach Lionel Scaloni. The team boasts a mix of seasoned veterans and promising young talent, ensuring a balanced and competitive approach to the tournament.

Messi, now playing for Inter Miami, will be joined by experienced players like Angel Di Maria of Benfica. The squad also includes rising stars such as Manchester United's Alejandro Garnacho, adding youthful energy and flair to the team's attacking options.

Argentina's campaign kicks off against Canada in Atlanta, Georgia, followed by matches against Chile and Peru. Notably absent from the squad are forwards Paulo Dybala of Roma and Angel Correa of Atletico Madrid, as well as defender Lucas Balerdi of Marseille.

Argentina's Copa America Squad:

  • Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), Franco Armani (River Plate), Geronimo Rulli (Ajax)
  • Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel (Nottingham Forest), Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid), Nicolas Tagliafico (Lyon), Marcos Acuna (Sevilla), Cristian Romero (Tottenham), German Pezzella (Real Betis), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica), Lucas Martinez Quarta (Fiorentina), Lisandro Martinez (Manchester United)
  • Midfielders: Guido Rodriguez (Real Betis), Leandro Paredes (Roma), Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool), Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid), Enzo Fernandez (Chelsea), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham)
  • Forwards: Angel Di Maria (Benfica), Lionel Messi (Inter Miami), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Julian Alvarez (Manchester City), Valentin Carboni (Monza), Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina), Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United)



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