Messi leads the Argentine squad that will travel to the US to face Honduras and Jamaica

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Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martínez, Ángel Di María, Rodrigo De Paul, Nicolás Otamendi and the rest of the stars of the Argentine National Team are part of the final list of summoned presented this Thursday for the friendly matches against Honduras and Jamaica September in the United States.

Atalanta goalkeeper Juan Musso, Fiorentina defender Lucas Martínez Quarta, Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Exequiel Palacios and Fiorentina attacking midfielder Nicolás González, who were on the preliminary list and are usually called up by coach Lionel Scaloni, were left out. of the final call of 28 players.

The absences of González and Palacios are due to the fact that they are not in optimal physical conditions.

On the other hand, the presence of defenders Nahuen Pérez (Udinese) and Facundo Medina (Lens) is surprising and midfielders Enzo Fernández (Benfica) and Thiago Almada (Atlanta United), with little or no experience in the Albiceleste.

Argentina will face Honduras on September 23 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami and then with Jamaica at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey on the 27th of the same month.

This Thursday’s payroll is the last that Scaloni prepares before defining those summoned for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Argentina will debut in Group C on November 22 against Saudi Arabia, will face Mexico on the 26th and will close its participation in the group stage on the 30th against Poland.

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