Icardi Left Out Of Argentina Copa America 23-Man Squad

Lionel Messi has been named in the Argentina 2019 Copa America Cup alongside Aguero, Dybala and Di Maria with Inter Milan hitman, Mauro Icardi a notable omission.

The Albiceleste released their 23-man squad which has four Premier League names highlighted on its list – Aguero (Manchester City), Juan Foyth (Tottenham), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City) and Roberto Pereyra (Watford).

Messi will be seeking for redemption at this year’s Copa America having missed a spot kick when his side lost to Chile in the 2016 edition of the cup via a shootout.

The 31 year old who has failed to lift a trophy with his national side announced his retirement after that loss before reversing that decision only two months later.

Messi has suffered serious setbacks while playing for Argentina having come out second best in three Copa America finals and one World Cup.

One player who will be unavailable to make any impact in this year’s edition of the Copa America is Mauro Icardi.

The 26 year old has been left disappointed owing to his omission in the 23-man squad.

This omission might be not be unrelated to the fact that the Italian has had an underwhelming season which has been significantly disrupted with a contract dispute at Inter Milan.

Icardi has been faced with several problems this campaign with the captain armband at Inter Milan stripped off him.

Icardi has been faced with several problems this campaign with the captain armband at Inter Milan stripped off him.

The 26 year old in spite of all netted 17 times in 36 appearances in all competitions but has been overlooked with his team-mate Lautaro Martinez pickedin his stead.

The Albiceleste have been drawn in Group B along the likes of Paraguay, Colombia and 2022 World Cup hosts, Qatar.

Argentina host Nicaragua next month in a warm-up friendly for the tournament in Brazil.

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