Messi leads Argentina roster for matches in New York and St. Louis
Aguero, Mascherano, Higuain and Di Maria also set to make the trip
Games are part of the Gillette International Soccer Series
NEW YORK (Friday, November 1, 2013) – The Argentinean Soccer Federation (Association de Fútbol Argentino) today announced a 22-player roster led by Lionel Messi for its matches on November 15 against Ecuador at MetLife Stadium and November 19 against Bosnia and Herzegovina in St. Louis. B
The roster announced by coach Alejandro Sabella features some of the sport’s top stars including Angel Di Maria, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Messi. Argentina finished 1st in the recently-concluded South American World Cup qualifying.
Tickets for Argentina vs. Ecuador start at $35 and are available online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, and at Ticketmaster Retail Outlets. Tickets are also available at the MetLife Stadium and IZOD Center Box Offices. For group sales (15+), call 201-460-4370.
In St. Louis, fans can purchase tickets by visiting cardinals.com/soccer, the Busch Stadium box office or by calling 314-345-9000.
The matches part of the Gillette International Soccer Series which also includes Brazil against Honduras in New York on November 16, Brazil vs. Chile on November 19 and Ecuador vs. Honduras on November 19 in Houston.
Argentinean national team roster:
Goalkeepers – Sergio Romero (Monaco), Mariano Andujar (Catania)
Defenders – Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Facundo Roncaglia (Fiorentina), Hugo Campagnaro (Inter), Federico Fernandez (Napoli), Nicolas Otamendi (Porto), Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), Jose Maria Basanta (Monterrey), Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisbon), Lucas Orban (Bordeaux)
Midfielders – Javier Mascherano (FC Barcelona), Ever Banega (Valencia), Lucas Biglia (Lazio), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), Ricardo Alvarez (Inter), Erik Lamela (Tottenham)
Forwards – Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain), Rodrigo Palacio (Inter)