Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi and Juventus playmaker Paulo Dybala were given a World Cup boost after being included in a 35-man pre-selection squad for Russia 2018 on Monday.
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli included most of his big stars including Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria and will whittle his choice down to 23 names for May 21 when he will officially announce his 23-man travelling party.Argentina are in Group B, which includes Iceland, Nigeria and Croatia.
Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero, Nahuel Guzman, Wilfredo Caballero, Franco Armani.
Defenders: Gabriel Mercado, Federico Fazio, Nicolas Otamendi, German Pezzella, Ramiro Funes Mori, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Taglafico, Javier Mascherano, Marcos Acuna, Eduardo Salvio, Cristian Ansaldi.
Midfielders: Ever Banega, Guido Pizarro, Lucas Biglia, Leandro Paredes, Angel Di María, Giovani Lo Celso, Enzo Perez, Manuel Lanzini, Pablo Perez, Cristian Pavon, Maximiliano Meza, Ricardo Centurion, Rodrigo Battaglia.
Forwards: Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Mauro Icardi, Sergio Aguero, Diego Perotti, Lautaro Martinez.