Previous
Serbia
Montenegro
2
1
FT
Game Details
Turkey
Sweden
0
0
ESPN3 LIVE 23'
Game Details
Azerbaijan
Faroe Islands
1
0
LIVE 26'
Game Details
Malta
Kosovo
0
1
LIVE 25'
Game Details
Italy
Portugal
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Albania
Scotland
ESPN3 7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Romania
Lithuania
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Next

Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez out of Argentina friendlies with calf injury

Interim coach Lionel Scaloni admits he's uncertain if Lionel Messi will return to the national team, but is optimistic for the newcomers to the side.
Carlos Tevez urges Lionel Messi to rest and think about his future with the Argentina national team because he's one of the nation's biggest idols.

Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez will miss Argentina's upcoming friendlies to be played in the United States against Guatemala and Colombia due to a calf injury.

The 21-year-old was expected to have a chance to impress interim manager Lionel Scaloni with Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and AC Milan's Gonzalo Higuain left out of the squad.

"Lautaro Martinez was subjected to studies in his left calf and it has been decided that he will not participate in the next two friendlies," the Argentina national team confirmed via their official Twitter account.

Martinez was included in Argentina's provisional squad for the summer World Cup in Russia but failed to make Jorge Sampaoli's final 23-man team.

Cristian Pavon, Angel Correa, Giovanni Simeone and Paulo Dybala are Scaloni's alternatives in attack in the coming friendlies with Martinez's club teammate Mauro Icardi also doubtful to take part.

Argentina are yet to confirm whether Martinez will withdraw and return to Milan to start his recovery or if he will stay in U.S. with the rest of the squad.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.