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Peru vs Argentina: With Lionel Messi and without Ángel Di María, the ‘albiceleste’ list for the 2026 Qualifiers match


The Argentine team presented its official list to face Peru for the 2026 South American Qualifiers. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
The Argentine team presented its official list to face Peru for the 2026 South American Qualifiers. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

There are just a few days left until the second double date of the South American Qualifiers 2026 and one of the next challenges of the peruvian team will be facing Argentina this Tuesday, October 17 at 9:00 p.m. at the National Stadium in Lima. While Juan Reynoso released a preliminary list for dates 3 and 4 of the qualifying, Lionel Scaloni decided to publish the official list of those summoned with Lionel Messi to the head.

There was much speculation that the ‘Flea’ He would not be called up due to muscle discomfort that did not allow him to appear in the last clashes with the InterMiami. However, he was considered for the matches that the ‘albiceleste’ against Paraguay and Peru. The striker was the figure in Argentina’s 1-0 victory with Ecuador In his team’s debut in the Qualifiers, he scored the only goal and played 89 minutes.

What also stands out is the absence of Angel Di Maria due to injury, he was left out after being injured in the clash between Benfica and Inter Milan in the Champions League, last Tuesday, October 3. The payroll also marked the returns of Marcos Acuña, Giovani Lo Celso, Paulo Dybala, Lucas Martínez Quarta and Lucas Ocampos.

The ‘Scaloneta’ decided to include three youth players for the first time, thinking about the Under 23 team that he directs Javier Mascherano: Facundo Farias (Inter Miami), Marco Pellegrino (Milan) and Carlos Alcaraz (Southampton, in the English second division).

Summary of the match Argentina 1-0 Ecuador for the 2026 Qualifiers. ECDF

Archers: Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa), Franco Armani (River Plate), Juan Musso (Atalanta) and Walter Benítez (PSV).

Defenders: Juan Foyth (Villarreal), Gonzalo Montiel (Nottingham Forest), Nahuel Molina (Atlético de Madrid), Germán Pezzella (Real Betis), Cristian Romero (Tottenham), Lucas Martínez Quarta (Fiorentina), Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica), Marco Pellegrino ( Milan), Marcos Acula (Seville), Nicolás Tagliafico (Olympique Lyon) and Lucas Esquivel (Athletico Paranaense).

Midfielders: Leandro Paredes (Rroma), Guido Rodríguez (Real Betis), Enzo Fernández (Chelsea), Rodrigo De Paul (Atlético de Madrid), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Carlos Alcaráz (Southampton), Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham), Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool), Thiago Almada (Atlanta United) and Bruno Zapelli (Athletico Paranaense).

Fronts: Paulo Dybala (Roma), Lionel Messi (Inter Miami), Juliá Álvarez (Manchester City), Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan), Facundo Farías (Inter Miami), Lucas Beltrán (Fiorentina), Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United), Nicolás González (Fiorentina) and Lucas Ocampos (Seville).

The official list of the Argentine team to face Paraguay and Peru for the South American Qualifiers.
The official list of the Argentine team to face Paraguay and Peru for the South American Qualifiers.



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