Nov 18, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Argentina forward Sergio Ag ero (10) shoots the ball against Bosnia and Herzegovina goal keeper Asmir Begovic (1) during the first half at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

World Cup 2014: Argentina names 30-man provisional roster


The 2014 World Cup is officially less than a month away, and national teams need to start identifying their rosters. That begins with naming a 30-man provisional roster that will have to eventually be cut down to 23-players.

Argentina named their provisional roster and it is a pretty star-studded list of players, including Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Ezequiel Lavezzi. Here is the full provisional roster, via Sky Sports:

Argentina provisional squad:

Goalkeepers: Mariano Andujar (Catania), Agustin Orion (Boca), Sergio Romero (Monaco)

Defenders: Jose Basanta (Monterrey), Hugo Campagnaro (Inter), Martin Demichelis (Manchester City), Federico Fernandez (Napoli), Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), Lisandro Lopez (Getafe), Gabriel Mercado (River), Nicolas Otamendi (Atletico Mineiro), Marcos Rojo (Sporting de Lisboa), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Fernando Gago (Boca), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), Ever Banega (Newell’s) , Lucas Biglia (Lazio), Maxi Rodriguez (Newell’s), Augusto Fernandez (Celta), Jose Sosa (Atletico de Madrid), Enzo Perez (Benfica), Ricardo Alvarez (Inter), Fabian Rinaudo (Catania)

Forwards: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Franco Di Santo (Werder Bremen), Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli), Ezequiel Lavezzi (PSG), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Rodrigo Palacio (Inter)

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