Vietto & Correa in, Dybala out as Argentina announces Olympic squad

With the likes of the Juventus youngster, Kranevitter and Funes Mori ruled out, the two Colchonero youngsters will be key to the Albiceleste’s campaign in Brazil.

Atletico Madrid duo Luciano Vietto and Angel Correa will lead Argentina’s Olympic charge in the absence of Paulo Dybala in Rio de Janeiro. 

After bitter wrangling over the squad selection and the resignation of Gerardo Martino marred preparations, the Argentine FA finally released the list of 18 players that will go to Brazil.

As expected, Dybala, who had been included by Martino in his preliminary squad, misses out after being denied permission by Juventus.

Matias Kranevitter and Ramiro Funes Mori were also barred from entering, but Vietto and Correa make the cut, as does Diego Simeone’s son Giovanni.

Rosario Central’s Giovani Lo Celso, on the verge of a move to Paris Saint-Germain, is included, as is West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini. 

The team will be coached by Julio Olarticoechea, the 1986 World Cup winner who is in charge of the Under-20 side.

Argentina squad for Olympic Games: 

Rulli (Real Sociedad), Werner (Rafaela), Gomez (Lanus), Magallan (Boca), Cuesta (Independiente), Gianetti (Velez), Soto (Banfield), Vega (River), Martinez (Union), Ascacibar (Estudiantes), Lo Celso (Central), Lanzini (West Ham), Romero (Cruzeiro), Joaquin Correa (Sampdoria), Simeone (River), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Vietto (Atletico Madrid), Espinoza (Huracan).

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