Lionel Messi was not in the Paris Saint-Germain squad for Wednesday night's UEFA Champions League match. According to the club, PSG did not want to take any risk due to leg muscle injury. However, the level of injury was not said to be very serious.
However, despite this injury, the squad of the Argentina national team has been announced with Messi. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has announced a 34-member squad for the next three World Cup qualifiers during the PSG match.
Although the injured Messi has been included in the squad, Scaloni has mainly focused on his youth. He has at least seven potential young players in the squad. However, he did not go to any experiment with the attack.
Argentina Squad for World Cup qualifiers
Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), Juan Musso (Atalanta), Federico Gomes Gerth (Tigre).
Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla), Nahuel Molina Lucero (Udinese), Cristian Romero (Tottenham), German Pezzella (Real Betis), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica), Lucas Martinez Quarta (Fiorentina), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax), Lisandro Martinez (Ajax), Marcos Acuna (Sevilla) Gaston Avila (Rosario Central).
Midfielders: Guido Rodriguez (Betis), Leandro Paredes (PSG), Enzo Fernandez (River Plate), Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico de Madrid), Exequiel Palacios (Bayern Leverkusen), Giovanni Lo Celso (Tottenham), Nicolas Dominguez (Bologna), Santiago Simon (River Plate), Cristian Medina (Boca Juniors), Matias Soule (Juventus), Thiago Almada (Velez Sarsfield).
Forwards: Angel Di Maria (PSG), Lionel Messi (PSG), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Angel Correa (Atletico de Madrid), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Julian Alvarez (River Plate), Joaquin Correa (Inter Milan), Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina), Ezequiel Zeballos (Boca Juniors).