The Argentina squad has been announced for October’s World Cup qualifiers and Ángel Di María is not included.
Ángel Di María missed the squad due to injury, but coach Lionel Scaloni made several changes to the squad called up for September’s World Cup qualifiers. Three players are called up for the first time and are expected to train with the youth team.
The coach of the Argentine national team called up Carlos Alcaraz from Southampton, Facundo Farías from Inter Miami and Marco Pellegrino from AC Milan. Paulo Dybala also returns, as does Lucas Martínez Quarta from Fiorentina.
Here are the players invited for the two World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Peru:
Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa) Franco Armani (River Plate) Juan Musso (Atalanta) Walter Benítez (PSV)
Defenders: Juan Foyth (Villarreal) Gonzalo Montiel (Nottingham Forest) Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid) Germán Pezzella (Real Betis) Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur)
Lucas Martínez Quarta (Fiorentina) Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica) Marco Pellegrino (AC Milan) Marcos Acuña (Sevilla) Nicolás Tagliafico (Lyon) Lucas Esquivel (Athletico Paranaense)
Midfielders: Leandro Paredes (AS Roma) Guido Rodríguez (Real Betis) Enzo Fernández (Chelsea) Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid) Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)
Carlos Alcaraz (Southampton) Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur) Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool) Thiago Almada (Atlanta United) Bruno Zapelli (Athletico Paranaense)
Forwards: Paulo Dybala (AS Roma) Lionel Messi (Inter Miami) Julián Álvarez (Manchester City) Lautaro Martínez (Inter) Facundo Farías (Inter Miami)
Lucas Beltrán (Fiorentina) Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United) Nicolás González (Fiorentina) Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla)