Inter Milan forward, Mauro Icardi, is the latest big name to be left out of his country’s 2018 FIFA World Cup squad. Icardi was excluded from Argentina’s final 23-man squad, despite an incredible form for his Italian club.
It's still the season of surprises as Icardi misses out of Argentina's World Cup squad.
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The 23-year-old scored in Inter’s decisive 3-2 win over Lazio on Sunday to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.
However, in spite of the Inter captain emerging as Serie A’s top scorer with 29 goals, his national manager, Jorge Sampoali, doesn’t look impressed.
Icardi’s Serie A rivals, Juventus’ Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain, were included in the squad.
Goalkeepers: Serigo Romero, Wilfredo Caballero, Franco Armani.
Defenders: Gabriel Mercado, Cristian Ansaldi, Nicolas Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Tagliafico, Javier Mascherano, Marcos Acuna, Eduardo Salvio.
Midfielders: Lucas Biglia, Ever Banega, Giovani Lo Celso, Manuel Lanzini, Angel Di Maria, Maximiliano Meza.
Forwards: Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Cristian Pavon.