Argentina Soccer Team Roster Players 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Argentina Soccer Team Roster Players – Argentina is one of the most legendary national team in football. In the last World Cup, they almost won it before they lose against Germany. However, Argentina has been considered as one of the biggest national teams in the world since long years ago because they have a great history. So, it will be very interesting to discuss the history of Argentina National Football Team including their achievements and biggest legendary players.
About Argentina National Football Team
The national football team of Argentina is also well known as La Albiceleste which means white and blue sky. Their football association is named Asociacion del Futbol Argentino or being abbreviated as AFA. The official stadium is Antonio Vespucio Liberti or El Monumental. In FIFA, their code is ARG. Their home jersey is blue white and blue stripes whereas the away and third jerseys change periodically.
Argentina in the World Cup
Argentina is considered as one of the best national teams because they have ever won the World Cup twice in 1978 and 1986. They also got runner ups twice in 1990 and the latest World Cup, 2014. Even though they have not won it for long years, they almost have good players and have big respects from other countries. Argentina national team is well known with the beautiful football games because they have many skillful players like Brazil.
Argentina in Other Competitions
Argentina also joined many other competitions and they have some good achievements. One of them is in FIFA Confederation Cup where they were qualified 3 times and won once in 1992 and got runner ups twice in 1995 & 2005. In the South America Championship, they won it 12 times and got runner ups for some times. Argentina national football team also has even joined Summer Olympiad and got 2 champion titles in 2004 and 2008.
Biggest and Unforgettable Moment
Football lovers will never forget the biggest moment in 1986 especially June 22nd. In the quarterfinal of the World Cup, Argentine controversially won the match against England before they won the World Cup title. What makes it controversial is that they won from the controversial goal by Diego Maradona where he scored using his hand. Until now, it is considered as the biggest Argentina national football team controversy. That goal is well known as “Hand of God” goal. For FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, Argentina has a Squad. If you want to know the Players list, you can look this table.
Argentina National Football Team Roster:
|Sergio Romero||22/02/1987||Manchester United|
|Nahuel Guzmán||10/08/1986||UANL Tigres|
|Gerónimo Rulli||20/05/1992||Real Sociedad|
|Nicolás Otamendi||12/02/1988||Manc City|
|Federico Fazio||17/03/1987||AS Roma|
|Jonatan Maidana||29/07/1985||River Plate|
|José Luis Gómez||10/09/1993||CA Lanús|
|Gabriel Mercado||18/03/1987||Sevilla FC|
|Marcos Acuña||28/10/1991||Racing Club|
|Lucas Biglia||30/01/1986||Lazio Roma|
|Ignacio Fernández||12/01/1990||River Plate|
|Joaquín Correa||13/08/1994||Sevilla FC|
|Ángel Di María||14/02/1988||PSG|
|Manuel Lanzini||15/02/1993||West Ham|
|Eduardo Salvio||13/07/1990||SL Benfica|
|Leandro Paredes||29/06/1994||AS Roma|
|Guido Rodríguez||12/04/1994||Club Tijuana|
|Lucas Alario||08/10/1992||River Plate|
|Lionel Messi||24/06/1987||FC Barcelona|
|Jorge Sampaoli||13/03/1960||since 01/06/2017|
Biggest Legendary Players of Argentina
Who is the biggest legendary player in Argentina national football team? No is doubt of saying, Diego Maradona. Even more, he is also considered as the best football players ever in the world with Pele (Brazil). Besides, there is also Lionel Messi who is still actively playing football. Even though he has never brought Argentina to won the World Cup, he almost did it in 2014. He still has a chance to won the World Cup with Argentina in the next year. Then, there is also Alfredo di Stefano. Even though he was not too special when playing with Argentina, he had a great time with his club, Real Madrid (Spain Football Club).