Despite Argentina’s poor displays in the draws with Uruguay and Venezuela this month, Jorge Sampaoli has named a similar squad for the critical upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador.
Third choice goalkeeper Agustín Marchesín comes in for the hard done by Gerónimo Rulli, Emanuel Mammana and Germán Pezzella bolster the squad in the central defensive area and Alejandro Gómez returns as an attacking option off the left flank.
With no other changes from the squad that failed to improve Argentina’s precarious qualifying position that means there is still no place among the squad for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuaín.
[ELIMINATORIAS] Jorge Sampaoli dio a conocer la lista de jugadores del exterior convocados para los partidos ante Perú y Ecuador. pic.twitter.com/gOqDz19R1J
— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) September 15, 2017