Argentina National Football Team, History, Squad, Kit

Argentina National Football Team

The Argentina National football team is a member of the FIFA World Cup. It represents the country of Argentina in men’s international football. The team is administered by the Argentine Football Association, the national governing body for football. The home stadium is the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, a stadium built for soccer. Buenos Aires hosts its home matches at the Monumental.

Argentina National Football Team

The Argentina National football team’s first World Cup appearance came in 1962. The country was ranked seventh in the world. It was a nail-biting group stage. During this match, Argentina was eliminated by England after an agonizing 0-0 draw. Lionel Messi was the player who led the team to its place in the tournament. The team’s performances during this competition were mixed. However, Argentina did win the game against Saudi Arabia, which boosted its confidence despite a bad result.

In 1992, the Argentina national team won the Kirin Cup, defeating England and Wales in a friendly game. In October, the team won the King Fahd Cup in Saudi Arabia, winning the first stage of the Copa America. They were the first South American side to win the championship in 32 years. While in the final, they were beaten by Egypt, the Netherlands, and Colombia. In addition to this, the country has won two World Cups and two Olympics.

Argentina National Football Team History

The Argentina national football team has a long and successful history, with many memorable moments. Some of the most notable include their victory in the 1978 World Cup, their runner-up finish in the 1990 World Cup, and their victory in the Copa América tournaments of 1991, 2004, 2007, and 2015. They have also won numerous other titles, including Olympic gold medals in 2004 and 2008

Argentina National Football Team
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Argentina was one of the best teams in the World Cup. Its most famous player is Lionel Messi, who is the all-time top scorer in the competition. Moreover, they have won the World Cup three times in total.

And, they are the only South American team to have won the World Championship in seven consecutive years. And their success in the World Cup will be a testament to their greatness.

Since Argentina was eliminated from the World Cup in 1994, the team has performed well in the World Cup. In 1994, they reached the semifinals by winning all three games in their group.

They beat the United States, Brazil, and Colombia. Then, they reached the finals, where they won the 2002 World Cup. If you’re wondering what the history of Argentina football is, read on! It’s a wonderful team to watch.

Argentina National Football Team Home Stadium

Argentina National Football Team Home Stadium

Argentina National Football Team plays their home games at Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, also known as River Plate Stadium, in Buenos Aires.

The stadium was built in 1938 and has a capacity of 61,500. It is the largest stadium in Argentina, and the third-largest in South America, after Maracanã Stadium in Brazil and Estadio do Morumbi in Brazil.

The Argentina national football team has played at the stadium since its opening and has been undefeated there since 2001. They have won the Copa América at the stadium on four occasions, in 1979, 1991, 2004, and 2015. They also played in the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup there, losing to Germany 1-0 after extra time.

Argentina National Football Team Kit

Argentina National Football Team Kit

The Argentina National Football Team kit is perhaps one of the most iconic in international football, with its bright blue and white stripes. The shirt has been worn by some of the biggest names in the game, such as Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona, and has become a symbol of Argentinian footballing excellence.

Over the years, the Argentina National Football Team kit has become a coveted item for fans around the world. In fact, in 2014, a special version of the shirt was released to commemorate the team’s centenary. The shirt featured a unique blue and white design and was highly sought after by collectors.

Buy Argentina National Football Team Kit

Buy your official Argentina National Team jersey, kit, gear, and more here at the Adidas online shop and from our Website.

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Kit sponsorship

Kit supplierPeriod
Gath & Chaves1930–1934
Le Coq Sportif1980–1989
Adidas 1990–1998
Adidas 2001–present
Argentina National Football Team Kit sponsorship

Argentina Current Squad

The following players were selected by Lionel Scaloni for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Uruguay and Brazil on November 12 and 16, 2021, respectively.

NoPositionPlayer NameDate of Birth (Age)CapsGoalsClub
1GoalkeeperFranco Armani16 October 1986 (age 35)160River Plate
12GoalkeeperJuan Musso6 May 1994 (age 27)20Atalanta B.C.
23GoalkeeperEmiliano Martínez2 September 1992 (age 29)140Aston Villa F.C.
2Defender Lisandro Martínez18 January 1998 (age 23)40Ajax
3Defender Nicolás Tagliafico31 August 1992 (age 29)360Ajax
4Defender Gonzalo Montiel1 January 1997 (age 24)130Sevilla
6Defender Germán Pezzella27 June 1991 (age 30)262Real Betis
8Defender Marcos Acuña28 October 1991 (age 30)390Sevilla
13Defender Cristian Romero27 April 1998 (age 23)101Tottenham Hotspur
19Defender Nicolás Otamendi12 February 1988 (age 33)874Benfica
21Defender Nahuel Molina6 April 1998 (age 23)130Udinese
5MidfielderLeandro Paredes29 June 1994 (age 27)414Paris Saint-Germain
7MidfielderRodrigo De Paul24 May 1994 (age 27)382Atlético Madrid
11MidfielderÁngel Di María14 February 1988 (age 33)11822Paris Saint-Germain
14MidfielderExequiel Palacios5 October 1998 (age 23)170Bayer 04 Leverkusen
17MidfielderNicolás Domínguez28 June 1998 (age 23)111Bologna F.C. 1909
18MidfielderGuido Rodríguez12 April 1994 (age 27)201Real Betis
20MidfielderGiovani Lo Celso9 April 1996 (age 25)362Tottenham Hotspur
9ForwardÁngel Correa9 March 1995 (age 26)103Atlético Madrid
10ForwardLionel Messi (captain)24 June 1987 (age 34)15880Paris Saint-Germain
15ForwardJulián Álvarez31 January 2000 (age 21)50 River Plate
16ForwardJoaquín Correa13 August 1994 (age 27)153Inter Milan
22ForwardLautaro Martínez22 August 1997 (age 24)3517Inter Milan
Argentina Current Squad

Argentina national football team coaching staff

The coaching staff of the Argentina national football team is composed of several former football players who have experience in coaching at the club and international level. The head coach is Lionel Scaloni, who took over from Jorge Sampaoli in 2018. His assistant coaches are Pablo Aimar, Germán Burgos, and Sebastián Beccacece. The goalkeeping coach is Cristian Navarro, the fitness coach is Marcelo Van Gasse, and the physical trainer is Federico Crespi.

The staff also has two technical directors: Carlos Mac Allister (responsible for sports medicine) and Santiago Baños (responsible for scouting). Former players Hernán Crespo and Gabriel Batistuta also assist the staff in scouting future national team candidates.

Head coachLionel Scaloni
Assistant coachPablo Aimar
Assistant coachRoberto Ayala
Assistant coachWalter Samuel
Assistant coach (analyst)Matías Manna
Fitness coachLuis Martín
Goalkeeping coachMartín Tocalli
Lionel Messi is Argentina's most capped player and all-time top scorer.
Lionel Messi is Argentina’s most capped player and all-time top scorer.

Argentina Individual records

  • Most capped players

The player who has made the most appearances for Argentina is Javier Mascherano, with 143 caps. He surpassed Diego Maradona’s total of 137 caps in October 2016. Next on the list is Lionel Messi, with 128 caps, followed by Gabriel Batistuta (112), Sergio Agüero (106), and Javier Zanetti (105).

Players in bold are still active with Argentina.

1Lionel Messi158802005–present
2Javier Mascherano14732003–2018
3Javier Zanetti14341994–2011
4Ángel Di María118222008–present
5Roberto Ayala11471994–2007
6Diego Simeone104111988–2002
7Sergio Agüero101412006–present
8Oscar Ruggeri9771983–1994
9Sergio Romero9602009–2018
10Diego Maradona91341977–1994
  • Top goalscorers

Gabriel Batistuta is Argentina’s top goalscorer. He scored a total of 56 goals in 78 matches during his 12 years in the national team, between 1991 and 2002. Second on the list is Lionel Messi with 61 goals in 113 matches, followed by Diego Maradona (34 in 91), Hernán Crespo (35 in 76), and Sergio Agüero (24 in 53).

Players in bold are still active with Argentina.

1Lionel Messi801580.512005–present
2Gabriel Batistuta54770.71991–2002
3Sergio Agüero411010.412006–2021
4Hernán Crespo35640.551995–2007
5Diego Maradona34910.371977–1994
6Gonzalo Higuaín31750.412009–2018
7Luis Artime24250.961961–1967
8Leopoldo Luque22450.491975–1981
9Daniel Passarella22700.311976–1986
10Ángel Di María221180.192008–present
  • Most appearances for one club

Leonel Vangioni is the player with the most appearances for a single Argentine club. He made 258 league appearances for River Plate between 2003 and 2015, before moving to Milan. Second on the list is Javier Mascherano, who made 237 league appearances for River Plate between 2001 and 2004, before moving to West Ham United.

  • Youngest player

Lucas Biglia was the youngest player to ever play for Argentina, making his debut at the age of 18 years and three months in a match against Uruguay, on 23 October 2004.

  • Oldest player

Sergio Goycochea is the oldest player to ever play for Argentina. He played in a match against Australia at the age of 41 years and seven months in 1997.

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