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Flag of Argentina Argentina
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Nickname(s) La Albiceleste (The White and Sky Blue)
Association Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Flag of Argentina Lionel Scaloni
Captain Lionel Messi
Most caps Javier Mascherano (147)
Top scorer Lionel Messi (65)
Ground El Monumental
Mario Alberto Kempes
FIFA code ARG
FIFA ranking 5 Steady (7 June 2018)
Highest FIFA ranking 1 (March 2007, October 2007 – June 2008, July – October 2015, April 2016 – April 2017)
Lowest FIFA ranking 24 (August 1996)
Elo ranking 13 Decrease 2 (30 June 2018)
Highest Elo ranking 1 (July 2007, May – July 2017)
Lowest Elo ranking 26 (June 1990)
First international  Uruguay 2-3 Argentina 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 16 May 1901)
Biggest win  Argentina 12–0 Ecuador 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 22 January 1942)
Biggest defeat  Czechoslovakia 6–1 Argentina 
(Helsingborg, Sweden; 15 June 1958)
 Uruguay 5–0 Argentina 
(Guayaquil, Ecuador; 16 December 1959)
 Bolivia 6–1 Argentina 
(La Paz, Bolivia; 1 April 2009)
 Spain 6–1 Argentina 
(Madrid, Spain; 27 March 2018)
 Colombia 5–0 Argentina 
(Buenos Aires, Argentina; 5 September 1993)
World Cup appearances 17 (First in 1930)
Best result Winners Gold medal icon.svg.png , 1978 and 1986
Copa América appearances 41 (First in 1916)
Best result Winners Gold medal icon.svg.png , 1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991, 1993
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The Argentina national football team is the national association football team of Argentina and is controlled by the Argentine Football Association, the government body for football in Argentina. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires and their current manager is Jorge Sampaoli.

La Selección (national team), also known as the Albicelestes, has appeared in five World Cup finals, including the first final in 1930. Argentina won in their next final appearance in 1978, beating the Netherlands at extra time, 3–1. Argentina, led by Diego Maradona won again in 1986, a 3–2 victory over West Germany. Argentina has been very successful in the Copa América, winning it 14 times and also winning the 'extra' South American Championships in 1941, 1945 and 1946. The team also won the 1992 FIFA Confederations Cup.

History

Main article: History of the Argentina national football team

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

Copa América

Results and fixtures

      Win       Draw       Loss

2017

2018 FIFA WCQ 31 August 2017 Uruguay  0–0  Argentina Montevideo, Uruguay  
20:00 (UTC−3) Report (FIFA)
Report (CONMEBOL)
Stadium: Estadio Centenario
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Víctor Carrillo (Peru)
2018 FIFA WCQ 5 September 2017 Argentina  1–1  Venezuela Buenos Aires, Argentina  
20:30 (UTC−3) Feltscher Goal 54' (o.g.) Report (FIFA)
Report (CONMEBOL)
Murillo Goal 51' Stadium: Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Roberto Tobar (Chile)
2018 FIFA WCQ 5 October 2017 Argentina  0–0  Peru Buenos Aires, Argentina  
20:30 (UTC−3) Report (FIFA)
Report (CONMEBOL)
Stadium: Estadio Alberto J. Armando
Attendance: 47,960
Referee: Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
2018 FIFA WCQ 10 October 2017 Ecuador  1–3  Argentina Quito, Ecuador  
18:30 (UTC−5) R. Ibarra Goal 1' Report (FIFA)
Report (CONMEBOL)
Messi Goal 11'19'62' Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa
Attendance: 29,000
Referee: Anderson Daronco (Brazil)
Friendly 11 November 2017 Russia  0–1  Argentina Moscow, Russia  
16:00 (UTC+3) Report Agüero Goal 86' Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium
Attendance: 78,750
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Friendly 14 November 2017 Argentina  2–4  Nigeria Krasnodar, Russia  
19:30 (UTC+3) Banega Goal 27'
Agüero Goal 36'
Report Iheanacho Goal 44'
Iwobi Goal 52'73'
Idowu Goal 54'
Stadium: Krasnodar Stadium
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (Russia)

2018

Friendly 23 March 2018 Italy  0–2  Argentina Manchester, England  
19:45 GMT (UTC±0) Report Banega Goal 75'
Lanzini Goal 85'
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)
Friendly 27 March 2018 Spain  6–1  Argentina Madrid, Spain  
21:30 CET (UTC+1) Costa Goal 12'
Isco Goal 27'52'74'
Thiago Goal 55'
Aspas Goal 73'
Report Otamendi Goal 39' Stadium: Wanda Metropolitano
Attendance: 65,541
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)
Friendly 29 May 2018 Argentina  4–0  Haiti Buenos Aires, Argentina  
20:00 (UTC–3) Messi Goal 17' (pen.)58'66'
Agüero Goal 69'
Report Stadium: Estadio Alberto J. Armando
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Arnaldo Ariel Samaniego (Paraguay)
2018 World Cup 16 June 2018 Argentina  1–1  Iceland Moscow, Russia  
16:00 MSK (UTC+3) Agüero Goal 19' Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Finnbogason Goal 23' Stadium: Otkritie Arena
Attendance: 44,190
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
2018 World Cup 21 June 2018 Argentina  0–3  Croatia Nizhny Novgorod, Russia  
21:00 MSK (UTC+3) Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Rebić Goal 53'
Modrić Goal 80'
Rakitić Goal 90+1'
Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Attendance: 43,319
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
2018 World Cup 26 June 2018 Nigeria  1–2  Argentina Saint Petersburg, Russia  
21:00 MSK (UTC+3) Moses Goal 51' (pen.) Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Messi Goal 14'
Rojo Goal 86'
Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium
Attendance: 64,468
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
2018 World Cup 30 June 2018 France  4–3  Argentina Kazan, Russia  
17:00 MSK (UTC+3) Griezmann Goal 13' (pen.)
Pavard Goal 57'
Mbappé Goal 64'68'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Di María Goal 41'
Mercado Goal 48'
Agüero Goal 90+3'
Stadium: Kazan Arena
Attendance: 42,873
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Friendly 7 September 2018 Argentina  v  Guatemala Los Angeles, United States  
20:00 (PST) Stadium: Los Angeles Coliseum
Friendly 11 September 2018 Colombia  v  Argentina East Rutherford, United States  
20:00 (EST) Stadium: MetLife Stadium
Friendly October 2018 United States  v  Argentina TBD  
Report

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and preceding warm-up matches.
Caps and goals correct as of: 30 June 2018, after the match against France

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Nahuel Guzmán 10 February 1986 (1986-02-10) (age 34) 6 0 Flag of Mexico UANL
12 1GK Franco Armani 16 October 1986 (1986-10-16) (age 34) 2 0 Flag of Argentina River Plate
23 1GK Willy Caballero 28 September 1981 (1981-09-28) (age 39) 5 0 Flag of England Chelsea
2 2DF Gabriel Mercado 18 March 1987 (1987-03-18) (age 33) 23 4 Flag of Spain Sevilla
3 2DF Nicolás Tagliafico 31 August 1992 (1992-08-31) (age 28) 8 0 Flag of Netherlands Ajax
4 2DF Cristian Ansaldi 20 September 1986 (1986-09-20) (age 34) 5 1 Flag of Italy Torino
6 2DF Federico Fazio 17 March 1987 (1987-03-17) (age 33) 10 1 Flag of Italy Roma
8 2DF Marcos Acuña 28 October 1991 (1991-10-28) (age 29) 11 0 Flag of Portugal Sporting CP
16 2DF Marcos Rojo 20 March 1990 (1990-03-20) (age 30) 59 3 Flag of England Manchester United
17 2DF Nicolás Otamendi 12 February 1988 (1988-02-12) (age 32) 58 4 Flag of England Manchester City
5 3MF Lucas Biglia 30 January 1986 (1986-01-30) (age 34) 58 1 Flag of Italy Milan
7 3MF Éver Banega 29 June 1988 (1988-06-29) (age 32) 65 6 Flag of Spain Sevilla
11 3MF Ángel Di María 14 February 1988 (1988-02-14) (age 32) 97 20 Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain
13 3MF Maximiliano Meza 15 January 1992 (1992-01-15) (age 29) 6 0 Flag of Argentina Independiente
14 3MF Javier Mascherano 8 June 1984 (1984-06-08) (age 36) 147 3 Flag of China Hebei China Fortune
15 3MF Enzo Pérez 22 February 1986 (1986-02-22) (age 34) 26 1 Flag of Argentina River Plate
18 3MF Eduardo Salvio 13 July 1990 (1990-07-13) (age 30) 11 0 Flag of Portugal Benfica
20 3MF Giovani Lo Celso 9 April 1996 (1996-04-09) (age 24) 5 0 Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain
22 3MF Cristian Pavón 21 January 1996 (1996-01-21) (age 24) 9 0 Flag of Argentina Boca Juniors
9 4FW Gonzalo Higuaín 10 December 1987 (1987-12-10) (age 33) 75 31 Flag of Italy Juventus
10 4FW Lionel Messi (captain) 24 June 1987 (1987-06-24) (age 33) 128 65 Flag of Spain Barcelona
19 4FW Sergio Agüero 2 June 1988 (1988-06-02) (age 32) 89 39 Flag of England Manchester City
21 4FW Paulo Dybala 15 November 1993 (1993-11-15) (age 27) 13 0 Flag of Italy Juventus

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Sergio Romero 22 February 1987 (1987-02-22) (age 33) 94 0 Flag of England Manchester United 2018 FIFA World Cup INJ
GK Agustín Marchesín 16 March 1988 (1988-03-16) (age 32) 3 0 Flag of Mexico América v.  Nigeria, 14 November 2017
GK Gerónimo Rulli 20 May 1992 (1992-05-20) (age 28) 0 0 Flag of Spain Real Sociedad v.  Venezuela, 5 September 2017
DF Ramiro Funes Mori 5 March 1991 (1991-03-05) (age 29) 19 1 Flag of England Everton 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Germán Pezzella 27 June 1991 (1991-06-27) (age 29) 2 0 Flag of Italy Fiorentina 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Fabricio Bustos 28 April 1996 (1996-04-28) (age 24) 2 0 Flag of Argentina Independiente v.  Spain, 27 March 2018
DF Emiliano Insúa 7 January 1989 (1989-01-07) (age 32) 5 0 Flag of Germany VfB Stuttgart v.  Nigeria, 14 November 2017
DF Emanuel Mammana 10 February 1996 (1996-02-10) (age 24) 3 0 Flag of Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg v.  Nigeria, 14 November 2017 INJ
DF Milton Casco 11 April 1988 (1988-04-11) (age 32) 2 0 Flag of Argentina River Plate v.  Ecuador, 10 October 2017
DF Nicolás Pareja 19 January 1984 (1984-01-19) (age 36) 1 0 Flag of Spain Sevilla v.  Venezuela, 5 September 2017
DF Javier Pinola 24 February 1983 (1983-02-24) (age 37) 2 0 Flag of Argentina River Plate v.  Uruguay, 31 August 2017
MF Manuel Lanzini 15 February 1993 (1993-02-15) (age 27) 4 1 Flag of England West Ham United 2018 FIFA World Cup INJ
MF Leandro Paredes 29 June 1994 (1994-06-29) (age 26) 3 1 Flag of Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Guido Pizarro 26 February 1990 (1990-02-26) (age 30) 3 0 Flag of Mexico UANL 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Pablo Pérez 8 October 1985 (1985-10-08) (age 35) 1 0 Flag of Argentina Boca Juniors 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Rodrigo Battaglia 12 July 1991 (1991-07-12) (age 29) 0 0 Unattached 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Ricardo Centurión 19 January 1993 (1993-01-19) (age 27) 0 0 Flag of Argentina Racing 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Matías Kranevitter 21 May 1993 (1993-05-21) (age 27) 9 0 Flag of Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg v.  Nigeria, 14 November 2017
MF Fernando Belluschi 10 September 1983 (1983-09-10) (age 37) 5 0 Flag of Argentina San Lorenzo v.  Nigeria, 14 November 2017
MF Alejandro Gómez 15 February 1988 (1988-02-15) (age 32) 4 1 Flag of Italy Atalanta v.  Nigeria, 14 November 2017
MF Emiliano Rigoni 4 February 1993 (1993-02-04) (age 27) 4 0 Flag of Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg v.  Nigeria, 14 November 2017
MF Fernando Gago 10 April 1986 (1986-04-10) (age 34) 61 0 Flag of Argentina Boca Juniors v.  Ecuador, 10 October 2017 INJ
MF Javier Pastore 20 June 1989 (1989-06-20) (age 31) 29 2 Flag of Italy Roma v.  Venezuela, 5 September 2017
MF Augusto Fernández 10 April 1986 (1986-04-10) (age 34) 16 1 Flag of China Beijing Renhe v.  Uruguay, 31 August 2017
FW Diego Perotti 26 July 1988 (1988-07-26) (age 32) 5 0 Flag of Italy Roma 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
FW Mauro Icardi 19 February 1993 (1993-02-19) (age 27) 4 0 Flag of Italy Internazionale 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
FW Lautaro Martínez 22 August 1997 (1997-08-22) (age 23) 1 0 Flag of Italy Internazionale 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
FW Ángel Correa 9 March 1995 (1995-03-09) (age 25) 8 1 Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid v.  Spain, 27 March 2018
FW Darío Benedetto 17 May 1990 (1990-05-17) (age 30) 3 0 Flag of Argentina Boca Juniors v.  Ecuador, 10 October 2017
FW Lautaro Acosta 14 March 1988 (1988-03-14) (age 32) 2 0 Flag of Argentina Lanús v.  Ecuador, 10 October 2017 INJ
FW Joaquín Correa 13 August 1994 (1994-08-13) (age 26) 3 1 Flag of Spain Sevilla v.  Venezuela, 5 September 2017

INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad
RET Retired from the national team
SUS Suspended

Current coaching staff

Alumni

Former players

Main article: List of Argentine international players

Managers

Main article: List of Argentina international managers

Honours

Note: The list above is only for the Senior team.

Other Awards

External links

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Primera D Metropolitana (by capacity)
List of leagues
Records
FIFA World Cup winners

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FIFA Confederations Cup finals Champions

1992:  Argentina · 1995:  Denmark · 1997:  Brazil · 1999:  Mexico · 2001:  France · 2003:  France · 2005:  Brazil · 2009:  Brazil · 2013:  Brazil · 2017:  Germany ·

FIFA World Cup hosts

1930:  Uruguay · 1934:  Italy · 1938:  France · 1950:  Brazil · 1954:  Switzerland · 1958:  Sweden · 1962:  Chile · 1966:  England · 1970:  Mexico · 1974:  West Germany · 1978:  Argentina · 1982:  Spain · 1986:  Mexico · 1990:  Italy · 1994:  United States · 1998:  France · 2002:  South Korea &  Japan · 2006:  Germany · 2010:  South Africa · 2014:  Brazil · 2018:  Russia · 2022:  Qatar


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Argentina – 1982 FIFA World Cup


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Argentina – 1994 FIFA World Cup

1. Goycochea 2. Vázquez 3. Chamot 4. Sensini 5. Redondo 6. Ruggeri 7. Caniggia 8. Basualdo 9. Batistuta 10. Maradona (c) 11. Medina Bello 12. Islas 13. Cáceres 14. Simeone 15. Borelli 16. Díaz 17. Ortega 18. Pérez 19. Balbo 20. Rodríguez 21. Mancuso 22. Scoponi

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Argentina – 1999 Copa América

1. Burgos 2. Ayala 3. Sorín 4. Ibarra 5. Simeone (c) 6. Samuel 7. Barros Schelotto 8. Zanetti 9. Palermo 10. Ortega 11. López 12. Bizzarri 13. Vivas 14. Pochettino 15. Berizzo 16. Guglielminpietro 17. Husaín 18. Cagna 19. Calderón 20. Aimar 21. González 22. Riquelme

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Argentina – 2004 Copa América


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Argentina – 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup

1. Franco 2. Samuel 3. Sorín (c) 4. Zanetti 5. Cambiasso 6. Heinze 7. Tevez 8. Riquelme 9. Saviola 10. Aimar 11. Delgado 12. Lux 13. G. Rodríguez 14. Milito 15. Placente 16. Coloccini 17. Bernardi 18. Santana 19. M. Rodríguez 20. Demichelis 21. Figueroa 22. Galletti 23. Caballero

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Argentina – 2006 FIFA World Cup - Quarter-finals

1. Abbondanzieri 2. Ayala 3. Sorín (c) 4. Coloccini 5. Cambiasso 6. Heinze 7. Saviola 8. Mascherano 9. Crespo 10. Riquelme 11. Tevez 12. Franco 13. Scaloni 14. Palacio 15. Milito 16. Aimar 17. Cufré 18. Rodríguez 19. Messi 20. Cruz 21. Burdisso 22. González 23. Ustari

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Argentina – 2007 Copa América

1. Abbondanzieri 2. Ayala (c) 3. Díaz 4. Ibarra 5. Gago 6. Heinze 7. Palacio 8. Zanetti 9. Crespo 10. Riquelme 11. Tevez 12. Carrizo 13. González 14. Mascherano 15. G. Milito 16. Aimar 17. Burdisso 18. Messi 19. Cambiasso 20. Verón 21. D. Milito 22. Orión

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Argentina – 2010 FIFA World Cup - Quarter-finals

1. Pozo 2. Demichelis 3. C. Rodríguez 4. Burdisso 5. Bolatti 6. Heinze 7. Di María 8. Verón 9. Higuaín 10. Messi 11. Tévez 12. Garcé 13. Samuel 14. Mascherano 15. Otamendi 16. Kun Agüero 17. Jonás 18. Palermo 19. Milito 20. M. Rodríguez 21. Andújar 22. Romero 23. Pastore

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Argentina – 2011 Copa América


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Argentina – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Runner up

1. Romero 2. Garay 3. Campagnaro 4. Zabaleta 5. Gago 6. Biglia 7. Di María 8. Pérez 9. Higuaín 10. Messi (c) 11. Rodríguez 12. Orión 13. A. Fernández 14. Mascherano 15. Demichelis 16. Rojo 17. F. Fernández 18. Palacio 19. Álvarez 20. Agüero 21. Andújar 22. Lavezzi 23. Basanta

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Argentina – 2015 Copa América

1. Romero 2. Garay 3. Roncaglia 4. Zabaleta 5. Gago 6. Biglia 7. Di María 8. Pereyra 9. Higuaín 10. Messi (c) 11. Agüero 12. Guzmán 13. Casco 14. Mascherano 15. Demichelis 16. Rojo 17. Otamendi 18. Tevez 19. Banega 20. Lamela 21. Pastore 22. Lavezzi 23. Andújar (Marchesín)

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Argentina – Copa América Centenario

1. Romero 2. Maidana 3. Roncaglia 4. Mercado 5. Kranevitter 6. Biglia 7. Di María 8. Fernández 9. Higuaín 10. Messi (c) 11. Agüero 12. Guzmán 13. Funes Mori 14. Mascherano 15. Cuesta 16. Rojo 17. Otamendi 18. Lamela 19. Banega 20. Gaitán 21. Pastore 22. Lavezzi 23. Andújar

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Argentina – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Round of 16

1. Guzmán 2. Mercado 3. Tagliafico 4. Ansaldi 5. Biglia 6. Fazio 7. Banega 8. Acuña 9. Higuaín 10. Messi (c) 11. Di María 12. Armani 13. Meza 14. Mascherano 15. Lanzini* 15. Pérez* 16. Rojo 17. Otamendi 18. Salvio 19. Agüero 20. Lo Celso 21. Dybala 22. Pavón 23. Caballero

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