Argentina leave Ocampos out of final Copa America squad

12 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Argentina leave Ocampos out of final Copa America squad

Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos has been left out of Argentina's Copa America squad, which was finalised on Thursday night, according to the official CONMEBOL website, reports goal.com.

The 26-year-old had been a starter in Lionel Scaloni's team just one week prior against Chile in a 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw.

In his place, Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria, Joaquin Correa, Sergio Aguero and Lucas Alario will serve as the nation's forwards in the upcoming tournament.

If Alario, currently nursing an injury, does not recover in the next week, River Plate attacker Julian Alvarez would take the final roster spot.

Ocampos took a step backward in 2020-21 at the club level after a 14-goal, three-assist league debut for Sevilla the year before.

He managed just one non-penalty goal in 34 domestic appearances - and five goals when including spot kicks - and was criticised for his finishing woes.

Argentina squad:

Goalkeepers: Franco Armani, Emiliano Martinez, Juan Musso, Agustin Marchesin

Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel, Nicolas Otamendi, German Pezzella, Nicolas Tagliafico, Lucas Martinez Quarta, Marcos Acuna, Lisandro Martinez, Nahuel Molina Lucero, Cristian Romero

Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso, Exequiel Palacios, Nicolas Gonzalez, Guido Rodriguez, Rodrigo De Paul, Alejandro Gomez, Angel Correa, Nicolas Dominguez

Forwards: Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria, Joaquin Correa, Sergio Aguero and Lucas Alario.

 


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