Scalloni called Messi for the control duels with Ecuador and Guatemala

Lionel Messi/photo: EPA-EFE/CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH

Although it was announced after the 2022 World Cup that one of the best football players of all time, Lionel Messi will end his international career, 36-year-old Lionel Messi received a call from the head coach of the Argentine national team, Lionel Scaloni for the upcoming friendly matches.

The current world champions will test against Ecuador and Guatemala before their appearance in the America's Cup.

Paulo Dybala, who was also part of the national team that won the World Cup in Qatar, is not on the list of called players.

Argentina will play against Ecuador on June 9 in Chicago, while five days later they will face Guatemala in Landover, Maryland.

As part of the America's Cup, the Argentine football players will start against Canada on June 20, and Chile and Peru are in group "A".

Argentina squad –

Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), Franco Armani (River Plata), Jeronimo Rugli (Ajax);

Defense: Gonzalo Montiel (Nottingham Forest), Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid), Leonardo Balerdi (Marseille), Christian Romero (Tottenham), Herman Pesella (Betis), Lucas Martinez Quarta (Fiorentina), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica), Lisandro Martinez (Manchester United), Marcos Acuña (Seville), Nicolas Tagliafico (Lyon), Valentin Barco (Brighton);

Middle row: Guido Rodriguez (Betis), Leandro Paredes (Roma), Alexis McAllister (Liverpool), Rodrigo de Paul (Atletico Madrid), Ezequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Enzo Fernandez (Chelsea), Giovanni Lo Celso (Tottenham), Angel Di Maria (Benfica), Valentin Carboni (Monza);

Attack: Lionel Messi (Inter Miami), Angel Correia (Atletico Madrid), Alejandro Garnacio (Manchester United), Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina), Lautaro Martinez (Inter), Julián Alvarez (Manchester City).

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