was appointed for the first time since the 2018 World Cup from the Argentina squad.

The forward, 3-1, has missed six international friendlies following defeat by eventual winners France in the previous 16 in Russia in June.

He could be a portion of a 31-man squad for friendlies against Morocco and Venezuela this past month.

Paris St-Germain midfielder Angel di Maria is also recalled for the first time since the World Cup.

You will find four players in the group of manager Lionel Scaloni – Play Maker Manuel Lanzini, defender Juan Foyth, Watford midfielder Roberto Pereyra along with Manchester City centre-back Nicolas Otamendi.

But, goal keeper Paulo Gazzaniga along with Spurs winger Erik Lamela have been dropped.

striker Mauro Icardi has been left outside, with not played since 9 February as a result of an ongoing dispute with the club.

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero along with the Gonzalo Higuain of also remain absent, with played Argentina at the 2018 World Cup.

Argentina captain Messi, his country’s record scorer with 65 goals in 128 games, initially retired from international duty after Copa America final defeat by Chile in June 2016 before Placing his decision two months later.

The Ballon d’Or winner major international honour is gold at the 2008 Games in Beijing, been defeated by in the 2014 World Cup final and with lost three Copa America finals.

Prior to playing Morocco in Tangier March argentina confront Venezuela in Madrid at 01:00 GMT on 2-3 March.

The 2019 Copa America runs from 14 to 7 July from , with Argentina drawn in Group B alongside Paraguay, Colombia and also 20-22 Worldcup hosts Qatar.

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