Argentina national football team players, coach, FIFA world rankings, World Cup

Argentina national football team players, coach, FIFA world rankings, World Cup

The Argentina national football team, popularly known as Albiceleste, is the world’s third-best football team according to the current FIFA rankings. The team is renowned for its beautiful style of play and the high-profile names in the squad, led by Lionel Messi and Di Maria. Who will be representing the country at the 2022 World Cup?

How could Argentina line up at the 2022 World Cup?
Some of the players in the Argentina national team. Photo: getty.com, @Juan Manuel Serrano, @Angel Martinez, @Nicolò Campo, @MB Media (modified by author)
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How could Argentina line up at the 2022 World Cup? The team’s manager recently announced the 26-man squad that will represent the country in Qatar. This was in line with the guidelines put in place by the world football governing body, FIFA.

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Here is a look at the Argentina national football team players in 2022.

1. Alejandro Gomez - Sevilla

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Papu Gomez of Sevilla FC during the La Liga Santander match between Real Betis Sevilla v Sevilla at the Estadio Benito Villamarin on November 6, 2022, in Sevilla Spain Photo: Eric Verhoeven
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  • Date of birth: 15 February 1988
  • Age: 34 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Midfielder

Alejandro started his club football career in his home country when he joined Arsenal de Sarandí in 2005. He then moved to San Lorenzo in 2009, then to Atalanta, and eventually to Sevilla in 2021.

2. Alexis Mac Allister - Brighton & Hove Albion

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Alexis Mac Allister of Brighton & Hove Albion celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Aston Villa. Photo: Christopher Lee
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  • Date of birth: 24 December 1998
  • Age: 23 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Midfielder

Mac Allister is among the most prolific midfielders in the English Premier League. He started his senior career with Argentinos Juniors before joining Brighton & Hove Albion in 2019, where he has been instrumental in the team’s current success.

3. Angel Di Maria - Juventus

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Angel Di Maria of Juventus in action during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona and Juventus at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on November 10, 2022 in Verona, Italy. Photo: Emmanuele Ciancaglini
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  • Date of birth: 14 February 1988
  • Age: 34 years (as of 2022)
  • Position: Forward

Ángel Fabián Di María is widely regarded as one of the best forwards in the history of Argentine football. He is well-known for his flair on the ball, accurate passing, and a remarkable eye for goal.

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4. Cristian Romero - Tottenham Hotspur

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Cristian Romero of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 15, 2022 in London, England. Photo: Visionhaus
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  • Date of birth: 27 April 1998
  • Age: 24 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Defender

Cristian Romero plays as a defensive centre-back for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Argentina national team. He began his senior career in 2016 at Belgrano, before moving to Italy in 2018, playing for Genoa. He transferred to Tottenham in 2021.

5. Emiliano Martinez - Aston Villa

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Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park on November 6, 2022 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Photo: Visionhaus
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  • Date of birth: 2 September 1992
  • Age: 30 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Goalkeeper

Emiliano ‘Dibu’ Martínez is an Argentine goalkeeper who plays for Aston Villa and the Argentine national team. Martínez had a successful stint at Arsenal before making his move to Aston Villa.

6. Enzo Fernandez - Benfica

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Enzo Fernandez of SL Benfica in action during the UEFA Champions League football match between Juventus FC and SL Benfica. SL Benfica won 2-1 over Juventus FC. Photo: Nicolò Campo
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  • Date of birth: 17 January 2001
  • Age: 21 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Midfielder

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Enzo is among the newest entrants to the Portuguese Primeira Liga. He plays as a central midfielder for Benfica and the Argentine national team. Enzo is a graduate of the world-famous Argentine club River Plate.

7. Exequiel Palacios - Bayer Leverkusen

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Exequiel Palacios of Bayer 04 Leverkusen controls the ball during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Panathinaikos at Alois Latini Stadium. Photo: Roland Krivec
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  • Date of birth: 5 October 1998
  • Age: 24 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Midfielder

Palacios is known for his creative and attacking style of play which has led him to be regarded as one of the best players in the German Bundesliga.

8. Franco Armani - River Plate

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Franco Armani of River Plate looks on after the first half during a Liga Profesional 2022 match between River Plate and Central Cordob. Photo: Marcelo Endelli
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  • Date of birth: 16 October 1986
  • Age: 36 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Goalkeeper

Armani’s tenure with the Argentine national team began in 2018 around the same time he started playing with River Plate. Before then, the renowned goalkeeper played for Atletico Nacional.

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9. German Pezzella - Real Betis

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German Pezzella of Real Betis during the UEFA Europa League group C match between AS Roma and Real Betis at Stadio Olimpico on October 06, 2022, in Rome, Italy. Photo: Danilo Di Giovanni
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  • Date of birth: 27 June 1991
  • Age: 31 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Defender

Pezzella has consistently impressed at Real Betis, earning him his 32nd cap for the national team at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

10. Geronimo Rulli - Villarreal

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Geronimo Rulli of Villarreal CF reacts during the LaLiga Santander match between Real Sociedad and Villarreal CF at Reale Arena on October 09, 2022 in San Sebastian, Spain. Photo: Juan Manuel Serrano
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  • Date of birth: 20 May 1992
  • Age: 30 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Goalkeeper

Rulli is an Argentine goalkeeper who plays club football for Spain’s Villarreal. He was born in Louisiana Plata province of Buenos Aires and is a graduate of the local Estudiantes’ youth academy.

11. Gonzalo Montiel - Sevilla

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Gonzalo Montiel of Sevilla in action during the UEFA Champions League group G match between Manchester City and Sevilla FC at Etihad Stadium. Photo: Visionhaus
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  • Date of birth: 1 January 1997
  • Age: 25 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Defender

Montiel made his professional debut during the 2016/17 season, when he was selected as part of the Argentine team Club Atletico River Plate. In 2019, he made his international debut for the Argentine national team at the under-17 level.

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12. Guido Rodriguez - Real Betis

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Guido Rodriguez of Real Betis looks on during the LaLiga Santander match between Real Betis and Sevilla FC at Estadio Benito Villamarin on November 06, 2022 in Seville, Spain. Photo: Angel Martinez
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  • Date of birth: 12 April 1994
  • Age: 28 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Midfielder

Guido is an Argentinian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Real Betis. His football journey started at the local league, where he played for River Plate. Since then, he has grown into one of the best midfielders in world football.

13. Joaquin Correa - Inter Milan

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Joaquin Correa of FC Internazionale during the UEFA Champions League match between Internazionale v FC Barcelona at the San Siro on October 4, 2022 in Milan Italy Photo: David S. Bustamante
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  • Date of birth: 13 August 1994
  • Age: 28 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Forward

Carlos Joaquín Correa, commonly known by his nickname, El Tucu, is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Inter Milan and the Argentina national team. He became famous for his magnificent goals and remarkable passing skills.

14. Juan Foyth - Villarreal

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Juan Foyth of Villarreal CF in action during the LaLiga Santander match between Getafe CF and Villarreal CF at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on August 28, 2022 in Getafe, Spain. Photo: Angel Martinez
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  • Date of birth: 12 January 1998
  • Age: 28 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Defender

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Foyth grew up with huge aspirations of playing in the English Premier League. While fate had other plans that led him to the Spanish La Liga, he still became one of the most prolific defenders of his time.

15. Julian Alvarez - Manchester City

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Julian Alvarez of Manchester City during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on November 09, 2022 in Manchester, England. Photo: James Gill
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  • Date of birth: 31 January 2000
  • Age: 22 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Forward

Julián Álvarez is highly regarded as one of the best forwards in the Premier League. He has often been labelled 'the next Lionel Messi ' due to his entertaining style of play and control of the ball. The forward has been excelling at Manchester City lately, earning him a regular place in the starting lineup.

16. Lautaro Martinez - Inter Milan

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Lautaro Martinez of Internatzionale looks on during the UEFA Champions League group C match between FC Bayern München and FC Internazionale at Allianz Arena. Photo: Alexander Hassenstein
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  • Date of birth: 22 August 1997
  • Age: 25 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Forward

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Lautaro plays as a striker for Serie A club Inter Milan and the Argentine national team. Widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, Martinez is known for his speed, strength, and finishing.

17. Leandro Paredes - Juventus

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Leandro Paredes of Juventus FC looks on during the UEFA Champions League football match between Juventus FC and Maccabi Haifa FC. Juventus FC won 3-1 over Maccabi Haifa FC. Photo: Nicolò Campo
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  • Date of birth: 29 June 1994
  • Age: 28 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Midfielder

Born and raised in Argentina, Leandro Paredes has grown into one of the best defensive football midfielders of his generation. He currently plays for the Italian Serie A club Juventus where he is on loan from PSG.

18. Lionel Messi - PSG

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Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain FC looks on during the UEFA Champions League football match between Juventus FC and Paris Saint-Germain FC. Photo: Nicolò Campo
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  • Date of birth: 24 June 1987
  • Age: 35 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Forward

Lionel Messi is, without a doubt, one of the best footballers of all time. He most recently scored in Argentina’s match against the UAE on 16th November 2022. The prolific Argentine has been the subject of heated debates for years pitting him against Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo as to who is the GOAT (greatest of all time).

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19. Lisandro Martinez - Manchester United

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Lisandro Martinez of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League match between Real Sociedad v Manchester United at the Estadio Reale Arena. Photo: David S. Bustamante
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  • Date of birth: 18 January 1998
  • Age: 24 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Defender

Lisandro Martinez has attracted a lot of conversation in the Premier League since joining Manchester United in July 2022. He was nicknamed ‘The Butcher’ due to his aggressive style of play.

20. Marcos Acuna - Sevilla

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Marcos Acuña of Sevilla FC in action during the LaLiga Santander match between Sevilla FC and Real Valladolid CF at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Photo: Fran Santiago
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  • Date of birth: 28 October 1991
  • Age: 31 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Defender

Acuna’s football career began at Club Don Bosco in his hometown of Zapala in Argentina. His remarkable talent attracted the interest of various Argentinian clubs, including Boca Juniors. He has played for Racing Club, Sporting CP, and now Sevilla.

21. Nahuel Molina - Atletico Madrid

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Nahuel Molina of Atletico de Madrid controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Atletico Madrid and Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Photo: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno
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  • Date of birth: 6 April 1998
  • Age: 24 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Defender

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Nahuel was born in Embalse Cordoba, Argentina. He is widely regarded as one of the most versatile right backs in the Spanish top division, Primera Liga.

22. Nicolas Gonzalez - Fiorentina

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Nicolas Gonzalez of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring his goal during the match between ACF Fiorentina v FC Twente - UEFA Europa Conference League 2022/23 Play-offs. Photo: MB Media
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  • Date of birth: 6 April 1998
  • Age: 24 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Forward

Nicolas was born and raised in Belen de Escobar, a suburb in Buenos Aires. The left-footed striker caught the attention of various popular Argentine clubs, eventually signing for Argentinos Juniors. He transferred to Fiorentina in 2021.

23. Nicolas Otamendi - Benfica

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Nicolas Otamendi of SL Benfica with the ball during the UEFA Champions' League group H match between Paris Saint-Germain and SL Benfica at Parc des Princes. Photo: Pedro Salado
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  • Date of birth: 12 February 1988
  • Age: 34 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Defender

Otamendi rose to fame during his time at Manchester City where he was widely regarded as one of the league’s best centre-backs. It was during his time at City that the club began to rise into the footballing giant it is today.

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24. Nicolas Tagliafico - Olympique Lyonnais

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Nicolas Tagliafico poses with the trophy after the Finalissima match between Italy and Argentina at Wembley Stadium on June 01, 2022, in London, England. Photo: Michael Regan
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  • Date of birth: 31 August 1992
  • Age: 30 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Defender

Nicolas rose to global fame when he signed for the Dutch football club, Ajax Amsterdam. His defending skills caught the attention of Lyon scouts, with the club signing him in July 2022.

25. Paulo Dybala - AS Roma

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Paulo Dybala of AS Roma looks on during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Torino FC at Stadio Olimpico on November 13, 2022, in Rome, Italy. Photo: Paolo Bruno
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  • Date of birth: 15 November 1993
  • Age: 29 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Forward

Dybala plays as a forward for Serie A club Roma and the Argentina national team. Known by his nickname La Joya, the player began his senior club football club career in 2011 when he played for for Instituto de Córdoba, He then signed for Palermo in 2012, and later Juventus, before joining AS Roma in 2022.

26. Rodrigo De Paul - Atletico Madrid

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Rodrigo de Paul of Atletico de Madrid controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Atletico Madrid and Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Photo: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno
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  • Date of birth: 24 May 1994
  • Age: 28 years old (as of 2022)
  • Position: Midfielder

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De Paul joined Racing Club's youth setup in 2002, at the age of eight. He was called up to the main squad in 2012. Today, he is one of the best midfielders in the Primera Liga.

Argentina's football squad

Here is a look at the 26-man squad representing Argentina at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

PlayerClubAgeCapsPosition
Rodrigo De PaulAtletico Madrid2843Midfielder
Leandro ParedesJuventus2845Midfielder
Guido RodriguezReal Betis2825Midfielder
Exequiel PalaciosBayer Leverkusen2420Midfielder
Enzo FernandezBenfica212Midfielder
Alexis Mac AllisterBrighton237Midfielder
Alejandro 'Papu' GomezSevilla3415Midfielder
Geronimo RulliVillarreal304Goalkeeper
Franco ArmaniRiver Plate3618Goalkeeper
Emiliano MartinezAston Villa3018Goalkeeper
Paulo DybalaAS Roma2834Forward
Nicolas GonzalezFiorentina2421Forward
Lionel MessiPSG35164Forward
Lautaro MartinezInter Milan2540Forward
Julian AlvarezManchester City2211Forward
Joaquin CorreaInter Milan2818Forward
Angel Di MariaJuventus34123Forward
Nicolas TagliaficoLyon3042Defender
Nicolas OtamendiBenfica3492Defender
Nahuel MolinaAtletico Madrid2418Defender
Marcos AcunaSevilla3042Defender
Lisandro MartinezManchester United249Defender
Juan FoythVillarreal2415Defender
Gonzalo MontielSevilla2518Defender
German PezzellaReal Betis3131Defender
Cristian RomeroTottenham Hotspur2412Defender

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What is Argentina’s next match?

Here is a look at the three most recent matches the team has played and the three upcoming ones.

  • Argentina-Honduras (3-0): 24th September 2022
  • Argentina-Jamaica (3-0): 28th September 2022
  • UAE-Argentina (0-5): 16th November 2022
  • Argentina-Saudi Arabia: 22nd November 2022
  • Argentina-Mexico: 26th November 2022
  • Poland-Argentina: 30th November 2022

What is the Argentine football team nicknamed?

The team is fondly known as La Selección, meaning the national team, or the Albiceleste, meaning sky blue and white.

How many times has Argentina won the World Cup?

The team has won two World Cups, in 1978 and 1986. They have been runners up three times, in 1930, 1990 and 2014.

Where does Argentina rank in world football?

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Players of Argentina pose prior to a friendly match between UAE and Argentina ahead of FIFA 2022 World Cup at Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo: Waleed Zein
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It is currently ranked third with 1774 points. The first two teams are Brazil and Belgium.

Who is the coach for the Argentine national football team?

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The current coach is Lionel Sebastián Scaloni.

Who is Argentina's all-time top scorer?

With 91 goals so far, Lionel Messi is Argentina’s all-time goal scorer.

Who is Argentina's number 1?

The number 1 jersey is worn by goalkeeper Franco Armani.

Who will win World Cup 2022 predictions?

The Brazilian team has been given the highest chance of winning the 2022 World Cup, with an estimated probability of 15 percent.

The Argentina national football team is quite decorated, with numerous high-profile names from top leagues across the world. The team is currently ranked third in the world, making it one of the favourites to win the 2022 World Cup.

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