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Argentina confirm squad for Asian tour with Lautaro sidelined by Scaloni

Lionel Scaloni has announced a list of 23 players who will travel to China and Indonesia for the June friendly games.

Scaloni durante un partido con Argentina en el Mundial de Qatar.

Next up for 2022 World Cup winners Argentina are two games in Southeast Asia next June as Lionel Scaloni announced the list of 23 players who will face Australia and Indonesia. There are three notable absentees from the list with Armani, Lautaro Martinez and Dybala all absent from the squad.

Lionel Scaloni has given call-ups to Walter Benítez (PSV), Facundo Medina (Lens), Leonardo Balerdi (Marseille), Gio Simeone (Naples), Nico González (Fiorentina) and Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United) as the main new faces to travel to Asia. The Manchester United player was injured for the last friendly games for the ‘Albiceleste’ and is expected to make his full international debut.

Asian tour fixtures

June 15: Argentina vs Australia (Beijing): ko time to be confirmed
June 19: Indonesia vs. Argentina (Jakarta): ko time to be confirmed