Lionel Messi heads Argentina team for World Cup qualifiers

Updated: 28 September 2012 12:58 IST

Barcelona's Lionel Messi heads a squad of 18 players named by Argentina on Thursday for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Chile.

Buenos Aires, Argentina:

Barcelona's Lionel Messi heads a squad of 18 players named by Argentina on Thursday for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Chile.

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella named an entirely foreign-based squad, which is expected to be supplemented with local players prior to the matches. Argentina hosts Uruguay on Oct. 12 and is away at Chile on Oct. 16.

Argentina leads the South American qualifying group with 14 points, and is positioned strongly to claim a berth at Brazil 2014.

Topics : Football Argentina Lionel Andres Messi
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