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Lionel Messi named in Argentina squad for World Cup 2022 qualifiers

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Games against Ecuador and Bolivia are scheduled

FBL-COPA AMERICA-2019-BRA-ARG Photo credit should read DOUGLAS MAGNO/AFP via Getty Images

Lionel Messi has been included in the latest Argentina squad for their World Cup 2022 qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia later this month.

Argentina take on Ecuador at La Bombonera on March 26 and then head to La Paz to play Bolivia five days later.

Here’s a look at Lionel Scaloni’s squad.

Messi’s last international appearances came in friendlies against Brazil and Uruguay in November 2019.

He scored the winner against Tite’s side in Saudi Arabia and was also on target with a late equaliser in the 2-2 draw against Uruguay.

The Barcelona captain is suspended for the first game against Ecuador but could play against Bolivia.

Of course there’s no guarantee the games will go ahead given how football is being affected by the coronavirus outbreak at present.