Strongest Argentina XI that should play in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Strongest Argentina XI that should play in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina will start the 2022 FIFA World Cup as one of the favorites. They won the Copa America last summer, beating five-time World Cup winners Brazil in the final. In June 2022, they beat European Champions Italy 3-0 in the CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions, 2022 Finalissima, showing the world they are ready to take the next step.

The 1986 World Champions have a plethora of highly-rated footballers at their disposal, many of whom are expected to light up the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Below, we will pick out the strongest XI from their roster that could help them go all the way at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year. Now, without further ado, let’s get to it.


Goalkeeper: Emiliano Martinez

Italy v Argentina - Finalissima 2022

Emiliano Martínez will have his own book. “Dibu Martínez: Passion for football” will tell the story of our great goalkeeper. It will be available on 1/10 in Argentina https://t.co/WSRCYKrYzu

Martinez is confident, agile, and a specialist when it comes to penalties. The goalkeeper should be a shoo-in for La Albiceleste at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.


Right-back: Nahuel Molina

Argentina v Bolivia - FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Qualifier

“They played as if it wasn’t their first game. It’s a good sign” — Scaloni one year ago One year since the debut of Nahuel Molina, Emi Martinez and Cuti Romero in Argentina. After one year, three of them right now are the undisputed starters of the National Team 👏 https://t.co/TBpPihsX0o

Molina has appeared in only three La Liga games for Los Rojiblancos thus far (out of six), but his inconsistent run at the club level is unlikely to influence Scaloni.


Center-back: Lisandro Martinez

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Correction on Visa issues: Lisandro Martínez received his visa to travel to the United States for Argentina’s two games. Cristian Romero set to receive it and fly out tomorrow. This via @gastonedul. 🇦🇷 https://t.co/xHtL7kfVaQ

If he keeps up the good work for Manchester United, Martinez should be in line to start for Argentina at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in two months’ time.


Center-back: Cristian Romero

Italy v Argentina - Finalissima 2022

Him and Cristian Romero together for Argentina is something I can’t wait to see. twitter.com/AlbicelesteTal…

The former Atalanta center-back is also an excellent reader of the game and can comfortably play out of the back. Both of his traits have shone through in the six matches he’s played so far for Spurs this season. If he can remain fit, his participation at the 2022 FIFA World Cup should be beyond doubt.


Left-back: Nicolas Tagliafico

Argentina v Colombia: Semifinal - Copa America Brazil 2021

🇦🇷 Nicolas Tagliafico in Cómo Te Va: “I think Messi realized that he had to enjoy the National Team, because this has a beginning and an end. Being a father of a family opened him up a little more. He is the best footballer in history, but he is a human being and has to live.” https://t.co/7s0ajcw3yH

Tagliafico has featured in all eight Ligue 1 games this season, scoring once. It will not be surprising if he opens his goalscoring account for Argentina in Qatar later this year.


Central midfielder: Rodrigo de Paul

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Atletico Madrid central midfielder Rodrigo de Paul deserves to be one of the first names on Scaloni’s team sheet at the 2022 FIFA World Cup this year. De Paul is a powerhouse in midfield, doing everything from winning the ball back to taking it forward and finding the back of the net.

De Paul has been ever-present in Diego Simeone’s Atletico team this year, scoring one goal and claiming an assist in eight games across competitions.


Central midfielder: Guido Rodriguez

Argentina v Colombia: Semifinal - Copa America Brazil 2021

The quality in depth for Argentina when it comes to potential midfielders for the World Cup is incredible. 🔥🇦🇷Leandro ParedesRodrigo De PaulGiovani Lo CelsoGuido RodríguezEnzo FernándezAlexis Mac AllisterAlejandro Papu Gómez https://t.co/jlbWjg5BPu

Rodriguez’s performances for Betis this season (eight games across competitions) have been as solid as ever. Unless something unfortunate happens, he should easily make his first World Cup appearance later this year.


Central midfielder: Giovani Lo Celso

Italy v Argentina - Finalissima 2022All eyes will be on Lionel Messi at the 2022 FIFA World CupItaly v Argentina - Finalissima 2022

As it’s international break Time. Let’s not forget to Thank Di Maria again, both as a messi and Argentina fan ❤️💙 https://t.co/WWVzc0EcF0

Di Maria has been a responsible member of the Argentine national football team since making his debut in 2008, scoring 25 goals in 122 appearances. Given his experience and quality, he should be an automatic selection at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar this year.


Center-forward: Lautaro Martinez

Lautaro Martinez could lead the line for Argentina at the 2022 FIFA World Cup

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