NEWS
Saturday April 30 2016
Argentina call Dybala, drop Icardi

Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Lucas Biglia and Facundo Roncaglia are in Argentina’s Copa America preliminary squad, but no room for Inter hitman Mauro Icardi.

Coach Gerardo Martino named his initial list for the summer tournament, which includes four Serie A players.

Juventus talent Dybala is brought into the fold to join runaway Capocannoniere Higuain, who scored 30 top flight goals for Napoli this season.

Dybala may well get the chance to play alongside his hero and Juventus predecessor Carlos Tevez, while Lionel Messi and Pocho Lavezzi are also present and correct.

Lazio veteran midfielder Lucas Biglia and Fiorentina defensive enforcer Roncaglia are also included.

However, there is no place for Inter striker Icardi, who was joint-Capocannoniere of Serie A last season with Luca Toni.

Argentina preliminary Copa America squad: Sergio Romero, Nahuel Guzman, Agustín Marchesin, Mariano Andujar; Pablo Zabaleta, Facundo Roncaglia, Gabriel Mercado, Jonathan Maidana, Nicolas Otamendi, Ezequiel Garay, Mateo Musacchio, Ramiro Funes Mori, Marcos Rojo, Leonel Vangioni, Javier Pinola, Emmanuel Mas, Martin Demichelis; Javier Mascherano, Matías Kranevitter, Augusto Fernandez, Enzo Perez, Lucas Biglia, Javier Pastore, Ever Banega, Angel Di Maria, Erik Lamela; Lionel Messi, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Nicolas Gaitan, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Angelo Correa, Carlos Tevez, Lautaro Acosta