Messi leads Argentina Roster for Ecuador Showdown at MetLife


Staff Writer

Manager Alejandro Sabella has named his 22-man roster for Argentina’s next two friendlies, starting with a meeting against Ecuador at MetLife Stadium on November 15.

Lionel Messi will be in the roster along with Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria, Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain.

This is a full strength squad for La Albiceleste who recently topped the tables in CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying. They will also play in St. Louis against Bosnia and Herzegovina on November 19.

Tickets for the match on the 15th are available online at, by phone at 800-745-3000, at Ticketmaster Retail Outlets and at the MetLife Stadium box office.

Argentina’s full roster:

Goalkeepers: Sergio Aguero (AS Monaco, Ligue 1), Mariano Andujar (Catania, Serie A)

Defenders: Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City, EPL), Facundo Roncaglia (Fiorentina, Serie A), Hugo Campagnaro (Inter Milan, Serie A), Federico Fernandez (Napoli, Serie A), Nicolas Otamendi (Porto, Primeira Liga), Ezequiel Garay (Benfica, Primeira Liga), Jose Maria Basanta (Monterrey, Liga MX), Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisbon, Primeira Liga), Lucas Orban (Bordeaux, Ligue 1)

Midfielders: Javier Mascherano (FC Barcelona, La Liga), Ever Banega (Valencia, La Liga), Lucas Biglia (Lazio, Serie A), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid, La Liga), Ricardo Alvarez (Inter), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur, EPL)

Forwards: Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain, Ligue 1), Rodrigo Palacio (Inter)