Mauro Icardi will have to watch the 2018 World Cup from the sidelines after being excluded from Argentina’s final 23-man Russia squad.

 

The Inter star scored for the Nerazzurri on Sunday as they completed a famous comeback to beat Lazio 3-2 and squeeze into the Champions League ahead of the Rome side.

 

But despite finishing the season as Serie A top scorer on 29 goals, Icardi has been overlooked by Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli.

 

Argentina’s World Cup squad:

 

Goalkeepers:Romero, Caballero, Armani.

Defenders:Mercado, Ansaldi, Otamendi, Fazio, Rojo, Tagliafico, Mascherano, Acuna, Salvio.

Midfielders: Biglia, Banega, Lo Celso, Lanzini, Di Maria, Meza.

Forwards: Messi, Dybala, Aguero, Higuain, Pavon.

 

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