Argentina has released a 22-man squad for the friendly against the Super Eagles on November 14 in Russia.
Some of the star players on Manager Jorge Sampaoli include Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi.
There are no major changes to the group that sealed qualification in Ecuador this month but Roma’s Diego Perotti and Zenit St. Petersburg’s Matías Kranevitter are handed an opportunity while Gonzalo Higuaín remains outside for the time being.
“I came here for this – to lead Argentina to a World Cup. It was my obsession, my life’s goal and now I am here and we have to be prepared for the most difficult task in football,” Sampaoli told the press.
“These matches will allow us to evaluate the performances of Perotti and Kranevitter; the latter, who is now playing regularly for his club and is a player who knows what I want,” Sampaoli confirmed.
The full list:
Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Nahuel Guzmán (Tigres) y Agustín Marchesín (Club América).
Defenders: Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Nicolás Otamendi (Manchester City), Federico Fazio (Roma), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Germán Pezzella (Fiorentina).
Midfielders: Ever Banega (Sevilla), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica), Emiliano Rigoni (Zenit), Lucas Biglia (Milan), Marcos Acuña (Sporting CP), Alejandro Gómez (Atalanta), Leandro Paredes (Zenit), Matías Kranevitter (Zenit), Diego Perotti (Roma).
Forwards: Sergio Agüero (Manchester City), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Mauro Icardi (Inter), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Angel Di María (PSG).