Martinez named in Argentina squad

Friday 11 November 2022 15:30

Lisandro Martinez has been named in Argentina's squad for the 2022 World Cup finals.

The Manchester United defender has been a revelation since arriving in the summer from Ajax and quickly endeared himself to the club's supporters with his whole-hearted approach and excellent passing range.

It comes as no great surprise that he is in coach Lionel Scaloni's 26-man group for the big tournament in Qatar, and he will link up with his international colleagues after Sunday's Premier League contest at Fulham.

Lisandro Martinez will hope to force his way into the Argentina starting line-up.

Martinez came on as a late substitute in the 4-2 win over Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup on Thursday night and will be in contention to return to the starting line-up at Craven Cottage, as the Reds seek to end this part of the season on a high in the capital.

Unfortunately, this tournament came too soon for 18-year-old Alejandro Garnacho, who has represented the Albiceleste at Under-20 level.

Argentina are one of the favourites to lift the trophy, bidding to repeat their success in 1978 and 1986.


Emiliano Martinez, Geronimo Rulli, Franco Armani; Nahuel Molina, Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero, German Pezzella, Nicolas Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Marcos Acuna, Nicolas Tagliafico; Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Alexis Mac Allister, Guido Rodriguez, Alejandro Gomez, Enzo Fernandez, Exequiel Palacios; Angel Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Julian Alvarez, Nicolas Gonzalez, Joaquin Correa, Paulo Dybala, Lionel Messi.


Tue 22 Nov: Argentina v Saudi Arabia (10:00 GMT)
Sat 26 Nov: Argentina v Mexico (19:00 GMT)
Wed 30 Nov: Poland v Argentina (19:00 GMT)