BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero and Ángel Di María are headlining the Argentina squad that will to Brazil for the Copa America, seeking their national team’s first major title since 1993.
The list was published Thursday by South American soccer’s governing body, CONMEBOL.
Defender Juan Foyth and striker Lucas Ocampos are the most notable absentees from the 28-player squad, despite featuring regularly since Lionel Scaloni became head coach in 2018.
Foyth was involved late when Argentina conceded a last-minute equalizer to Colombia in a World Cup qualifying match earlier this week. The Villareal defender, a winner of the latest Europa League, lost possession at the edge of the penalty box. Colombia subsequently crossed and then found the back of the net with a header by Miguel Borja.