Argentina roster announced for Sept. 8 game against Mexico in Texas
NEW YORK (Via SUM Communications) – Argentina Head Coach Gerardo Martino has announced his 24-man roster for the upcoming exhibition match against the Mexican National Team on Tuesday, September 8 (10:00 p.m. ET) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The match is crucial for both teams as they launch preparations for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Additionally, Mexico, will be preparing for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup playoff match against the USA to take place on October 10 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
Argentina’s roster boasts global icons like strikers Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona/ESP), Sergio Agüero (Manchester City/ENG) and Carlos Tévez (Boca Juniors), as well as winger Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA) and midfielder Javier Mascherano (FC Barcelona/ESP).
Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Manchester United/ENG), Nahuel Guzmán (Tigres/MEX), Agustín Marchesin (Santos Laguna/MEX)
Defenders: Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City/ENG), Facundo Roncaglia (Genoa/ITA), Ezequiel Garay (Zenit St Petersburg/RUS), Nicolás Otamendi (Valencia/ESP), Milton Casco (Newell’s Old Boys), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United/ENG), Ramiro Funes Mori (River Plate), Martin Demichelis (Manchester City/ENG)
Midfielders: Javier Mascherano (Barcelona/ESP), Ever Banega (Sevilla/ESP), Lucas Biglia (Lazio/ITA), Javier Pastore (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG), Roberto Pereyra (Juventus/ITA), Fernando Gago (Boca Juniors), Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA)
Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona/ESP), Sergio Agüero (Manchester City/ENG), Carlos Tévez (Boca Juniors), Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli/ITA), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA)
Head Coach: Gerardo Martino