Messi and Aguero highlight Argentina’s Copa America Centenario roster – CBSSports.com

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Messi is coming to America.
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Argentina’s soccer federation announced the nation’s 23-man roster for this summer’s Copa America Centenario in the United States. The two-time World Cup winners are in Group D with Chile, Panama and Bolivia and open up play on Monday, June 6 at 10 p.m. against Chile.

Here’s the squad:

It’s a very strong lineup for the Argentines, with notable omissions being Juventus young star Paulo Dybala and Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez. Dybala was fantastic for the Serie A winners in his first season as the club won the league but coach Gerardo Martino opted for the experience of guys like Nicolas Gaitan and Ezequiel Lavezzi.

The biggest concern the team will have is at the back, where there is one really good central defender in Nicolas Otamendi and several other average players. Independiente’s Victor Cuesta is a surprise inclusion considering he has never been capped by the national team despite being 27 years old.

Argentina hasn’t won a top cup competition since the 1993 Copa America but arguably enters this year’s tournament as the favorite.

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Messi and Aguero highlight Argentina’s Copa America Centenario roster – CBSSports.com