Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni announced his team for the June matches and there are several new faces in the team.
Lionel Scaloni has released the 27-man squad for June’s friendlies against Australia and Indonesia. Scaloni included several players who won the World Cup and some who were not part of the team.
Walter Benítez is called up to the Argentina national team and is the third goalkeeper on the list. Leonardo Balerdi returns after a few years and has been in very good form for Marseille this season.
In midfield, Scaloni did not make any surprising inclusions. In attack, Alejandro Garnacho is included in the squad and Giovanni Simeone makes way for Lautaro Martínez, who will miss out as he undergoes treatment on his ankle.
Argentina Squad for Asia Tour
Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa),Gerónimo Rulli (Akax), Walter Benítez (PSV)
Defenders: Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid),Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla), Germán Pezzella (Real Betis)
Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur), Leonardo Balerdi (Olympique Marseille), Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica)
Facundo Medina (RC Lens), Nicolás Tagliafico (Lyon), Marcos Acuña (Sevilla)
Midfielders: Leandro Paredes (Juventus), Enzo Fernández (Chelsea), Guido Rodríguez (Real Betis)
Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton)
Thiago Almada (Atlanta United), Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal)
Forwards: Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla), Ángel Di María (Juventus), Lionel Messi (PSG)
Julián Álvarez (Manchester City), Giovanni Simeone (Napoli), Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United)
Nicolás González (Fiorentina)