Messi, summoned for the Finalissima against Italy

Lionel Scaloni, Argentine coach, announced this Friday a preliminary list of 35 players with Lionel Messi as the main figure for the Finalissima, Conmebol-UEFA Champions Cup, against Italy on June 1.

The Finalissima will face Argentina, champion of the last Copa América, and Italy, the last winner of the European Championship, at Wembley Stadium.

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) reported that «the final list will be published next weekend.»

Messi, Ángel Di María, Emiliano Martínez, Nicolás Otamendi, Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo De Paul, Lautaro Martínez and all the great figures of the Albiceleste are part of the call.

Dybala returns and Cuti Romero is out

Also noteworthy are the returns of Paulo Dybala and Lucas Alario and the call-up of Marcos Senesi, who has an Italian passport and could be summoned by the Italian team.

Cristian Romero was also called, who is still not recovered from an iliac crest injury.

Loas 35 shortlisted

Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Gerónimo Rulli (Villarreal-ESP), Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa-GBR) and Juan Musso (Atalanta-ITA).

Defenders: Nahuel Molina (Udinese-ITA), Gonzalo Montiel and Marcos Acuña (Sevilla-ESP), Lucas Martínez Quarta (Fiorentina-ITA), Germán Pezzella (Real Betis-ESP), Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica-POR), Lisandro Martínez and Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax-NED), Marcos Senesi (Feyenoord-NED), Juan Foyth (Villarreal-ESP), Nehuén Pérez (Udines-ITA) and Cristian Romero (Tottenham-GBR).

Midfielders: Guido Rodríguez (Real Betis-ESP), Leandro Paredes and Ángel Di María (PSG-FRA), Nicolás Domínguez (Bologna-ITA), Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton-GBR), Rodrigo De Paul (Atlético de Madrid-ESP) , Exequiel Palacios (Bayern Leverkusen-GER) and Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham-GBR).

Forwards: Lionel Messi (PSG-FRA), Alejandro Gómez and Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla-ESP), Nicolás González (Fiorentina-ITA), Emiliano Buendía (Aston Villa-GBR), Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid-ESP), Paulo Dybala (Juventus-ITA), Joaquín Correa (Inter-ITA), Julián Álvarez (River Plate), Lucas Alario (Bayern Leverkusen-GER) and Lautaro Martínez (Inter-ITA).