Argentina leave Tottenham winger Erik Lamela out of World Cup squad
Last Updated: 14/05/18 11:54pm
Tottenham winger Erik Lamela has not been included in Argentina's 35-man provisional squad for the World Cup in Russia.
Lamela missed the first three months of the season with injury, but has featured heavily in Mauricio Pochettino's side since December, scoring twice in their 5-4 win over Leicester on the final day of the season.
Sergio Aguero is included in the squad despite undergoing keyhole surgery on a knee injury sustained in March.
The Manchester City striker, who has scored 30 goals in all competitions this season, joins a strong attacking line-up including Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain and Mauro Icardi.
Head coach Jorge Sampaoli has also named City defender Nicolas Otamendi, Manchester United's Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo, West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini and Everton's Ramiro Funes Mori.
They face Haiti in a warm-up match latest this month before the squad must be cut down to 23 by June 4.
Argentina's first group stage game is against Iceland on June 16, before facing Croatia and Nigeria.
Argentina 35-man provisional World Cup squad:
Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero, Nahuel Guzman, Willy Caballero, Franco Armani.
Defenders: Gabriel Mercado, Javier Mascherano, Nicolas Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Rojo, Marcos Acuna, Ramiro Funes Mori, Cristian Ansaldi, Eduardo Salvio, Germain Pezzella.
Midfielders: Angel Di Maria, Ever Banega, Lucas Biglia, Manuel Lanzini, Gio Lo Celso, Ricardo Centurion, Guido Pizarro, Leandro Paredes, Maximiliano Meza, Enzo Perez, Pablo Perez, Rodrigo Battaglia, Cristian Pavon.
Forwards: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Mauro Icardi, Lautaro Martinez, Diego Perotti.