(The White and Sky Blues)
|Association||Argentine Football Association (AFA)|
|Confederation||CONMEBOL (South America)|
|Head coach||Lionel Scaloni|
|Most caps||Lionel Messi (151)|
|Top scorer||Lionel Messi (76)|
|Home stadium|| Antonio V. Liberti |
Único de La Plata
Mario Alberto Kempes
Único Madre de Ciudades
(Santiago del Estero)
|Current||8 (27 May 2021)|
|Highest||1 (March 2007, October 2007–June 2008, July–October 2015, April 2016–April 2017)|
|Lowest||24 (August 1996)|
| Uruguay 0–6 Argentina |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 20 Jul 1902)
| Argentina 12–0 Ecuador |
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 22 January 1942)
| Czechoslovakia 6–1 Argentina |
(Helsingborg, Sweden; 15 June 1958)
Bolivia 6–1 Argentina
(La Paz, Bolivia; 1 April 2009)
Spain 6–1 Argentina
(Madrid, Spain; 27 March 2018)
|Appearances||17 (first in 1930 )|
|Best result||Champions (1978, 1986)|
|Appearances||43 (first in 1916 )|
|Best result||Champions (1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991, 1993, 2021)|
|Appearances||2 (first in 1956 )|
|Best result||Champions (1960)|
|Intercontinental Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||1 (first in 1993 )|
|Best result||Champions (1993)|
|FIFA Confederations Cup|
|Appearances||3 (first in 1992 )|
|Best result||Champions (1992)|
The Argentina national football team (Spanish : Selección de fútbol de Argentina) represents Argentina in men's international football and is administered by the Argentine Football Association, the governing body for football in Argentina. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires.
La Selección (National Team), also known as La Albiceleste, has appeared in five World Cup finals, including the first final in 1930, which they lost 4–2 to Uruguay. Argentina won in their next final appearance in 1978, beating the Netherlands 3–1 at extra time. Argentina won again in 1986 with a 3–2 victory over West Germany, and a tournament campaign inspired by their captain Diego Maradona. They made the World Cup finals once more in 1990, and lost 1–0 to West Germany following a controversial penalty call in the 87th minute. Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, made their fifth appearance in a World Cup final in 2014, again losing to Germany 1–0 during extra-time. Argentina's World Cup winning managers are César Luis Menotti in 1978 and Carlos Bilardo in 1986.
Argentina has also been very successful in the Copa América, winning it 15 times, most recently in 2021, and are currently tied with Uruguay in most wins. The team also won the 1992 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 1993 Artemio Franchi Trophy. Argentina is known for having rivalries with Brazil, Uruguay, England, and Germany due to particular occurrences with one another throughout football history.
The first match ever recorded for Argentina was against Uruguay, on 20 June 1902.The game (which was the first international for both sides) was held in Montevideo and Argentina won 6–0. During the first years of its existence, the Argentina national team only played friendly matches against other South American teams. The reasons for this varied, including long travel times between countries and the interruption of World War I.
La Selección (national team), also known as the Albicelestes (sky blue and whites), has appeared in five World Cup finals, including the first final in 1930, which they lost, 4–2, to Uruguay. Argentina won in their next final in 1978, beating the Netherlands, 3–1. Argentina, led by Diego Maradona won again in 1986, a 3–2 victory over West Germany. Argentina last reached the World Cup final in 2014, where it lost 1–0 to Germany national football team. Previous to this their last World Cup final was in 1990, which is also lost, 1–0, to West Germany by a much-disputed penalty. Argentina's World Cup-winning managers are César Luis Menotti in 1978, and Carlos Bilardo in 1986.
Argentina has been very successful in the Copa América, winning it 15 times. The team also won the FIFA Confederations Cup and the Kirin Cup, both in 1992, and the 1993 Artemio Franchi Trophy. An Argentina team (with only three players of over 23 years of age included in the squad) won the Olympics football tournaments in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.
Argentina also won seven of the 18 football competitions at the Pan American Games, winning in 1951, 1955, 1959, 1971, 1995, 2003 and 2019 .
In March 2007, Argentina reached the top of the FIFA World Rankings for the first time.
The River Plate stadium, Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, is a national stadium of Argentina national team that plays most qualifying and friendlies at that stadium.
They play their matches outside the stadium at Córdoba, Rosario, Mendoza, La Plata, San Juan and Santiago del Estero.
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The kit first worn by Argentina in their official debut v Uruguay in 1902 was a light blue shirt.On July 2, 1908, Argentina debuted the light blue vertical stripe on white jersey, when the squad played vs a team formed by Liga Paulista players at Velódromo Paulistano. That striped jersey has remained as the official kit since then. The away kits usually have been in dark blue shades, varying the colors of shorts and socks.
Argentina has sported other kits until the blue strip on white kit was made official. On 3 June 1919 in Rio de Janeiro playing the "Roberto Chery Cup" against Brazil, Argentina wore a light blue kit, similar to Uruguay.The trophy was established by Brazilian Football Confederation for the benefit of Roberto Chery's relatives. Chery was Uruguay's substitute goalkeeper and died during the 1919 South American Championship after collapsing in a game against Chile.
At the 1958 World Cup, Argentina wore the yellow jersey of Swedish club IFK Malmö in the match against West Germany, as the team arrived in Sweden without an away kit.
A last moment jersey changed at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico is memorable. Then manager Carlos Bilardo asked the team kit supplier Le Coq Sportif for a lighter blue shirt for the quarter-final in three days against England, that could not be provided. A member of coaching staff scour the shops of Mexico City for 38 shirt plain shirts. They were transformed with an improvised version of the AFA emblem embroidered on to the shirts,and silvery American football numbers ironed to the backs. Argentina beat England with Diego Maradona's "goal of the century". The shirt style became an emblem of the occasion and a collector's item.
At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Argentina debuted a black away kit, a first in their history.
|Gath & Chaves||1930–1934|
|Le Coq Sportif||1980–1989|
The Argentine Football Association ("AFA") logo has been always used as the team emblem. It debuted in the 1958 World Cup held in Sweden, when Argentina added the AFA logo to their jackets, but not to the shirts.
Nevertheless, the AFA emblem was not used on jerseys until 16 November 1976, when Argentina played the Soviet Union at Estadio Monumental. The first emblem was a simplified version of the crest (without the laurel wreath,that was added for the 1982 World Cup).
In 2004, the two stars added above the crest symbolized the national team FIFA World championships of 1978 and 1986.
Win Draw Loss
|8 October 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Argentina||1–0||Ecuador||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|21:30 ART (UTC−3)||Messi 13' (pen.)||Report||Stadium: Estadio Alberto J. Armando |
Referee: Roberto Tobar (Chile)
|13 October 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Bolivia||1–2||Argentina||La Paz, Bolivia|
|16:00 (UTC−4)||Moreno 24'||Report|| L. Martínez 45'|
|Stadium: Estadio Hernando Siles |
Referee: Diego Haro (Peru)
|12 November 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Argentina||1–1||Paraguay||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|21:00 ART (UTC−3)||González 41'||Report||Á. Romero 21' (pen.)||Stadium: Estadio Alberto J. Armando |
Referee: Raphael Claus (Brazil)
|3 June 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Argentina||1–1||Chile||Santiago del Estero, Argentina|
|21:00 ART (UTC−3)||Report||Stadium: Estadio Único |
Referee: Jesús Valenzuela (Venezuela)
|8 June 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Colombia||2–2||Argentina||Barranquilla, Colombia|
|18:00 COT (UTC−5)||Report||Stadium: Estadio Metropolitano |
Referee: Roberto Tobar (Chile)
|14 June 2021 Copa América||Argentina||1–1||Chile||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|18:00 BRT (UTC−3)||Report||Stadium: Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos |
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
|18 June 2021 Copa América||Argentina||1–0||Uruguay||Brasília, Brazil|
|21:00 BRT (UTC−3)||Report||Stadium: Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha |
Referee: Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
|21 June 2021 Copa América||Argentina||1–0||Paraguay||Brasília, Brazil|
|21:00 BRT (UTC−3)||Report||Stadium: Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha |
Referee: Jesús Valenzuela (Venezuela)
|28 June 2021 Copa América||Bolivia||1–4||Argentina||Cuiabá, Brazil|
|20:00 BRT (UTC−4)||Report||Stadium: Arena Pantanal |
Referee: Andrés Rojas (Colombia)
|3 July 2021 Copa América||Argentina||3–0||Ecuador||Goiânia, Brazil|
|22:00 BRT (UTC−3)||Report||Stadium: Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico |
Referee: Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
|6 July 2021 Copa América||Argentina||1–1|
|22:00 BRT (UTC−3)||Report||Stadium: Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha |
Referee: Jesús Valenzuela (Venezuela)
|10 July 2021 Copa América Final||Argentina||1–0||Brazil||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|21:00 BRT (UTC−3)||Report||Stadium: Estádio do Maracanã |
Referee: Esteban Ostojich (Uruguay)
|7 October 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Paraguay||v||Argentina||Asunción, Paraguay|
|Stadium: Estadio Defensores del Chaco|
|11 November 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Uruguay||v||Argentina||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Stadium: Estadio Centenario|
|27 January 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Chile||v||Argentina||Santiago, Chile|
|Stadium: Estadio Nacional|
The following 28 players were selected for the 2021 Copa América.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Franco Armani||16 October 1986||16||0||River Plate|
|12||GK||Agustín Marchesín||16 March 1988||8||0||Porto|
|23||GK||Emiliano Martínez||2 September 1992||8||0||Aston Villa|
|28||GK||Juan Musso||6 May 1994||1||0||Atalanta|
|2||DF||Lucas Martínez Quarta||10 May 1996||8||0||Fiorentina|
|3||DF||Nicolás Tagliafico||31 August 1992||34||0||Ajax|
|4||DF||Gonzalo Montiel||1 January 1997||13||0||River Plate|
|6||DF||Germán Pezzella||27 June 1991||23||2||Fiorentina|
|8||DF||Marcos Acuña||28 October 1991||33||0||Sevilla|
|13||DF||Cristian Romero||27 April 1998||5||1||Atalanta|
|19||DF||Nicolás Otamendi||12 February 1988||80||4||Benfica|
|25||DF||Lisandro Martínez||18 January 1998||3||0||Ajax|
|26||DF||Nahuel Molina||6 April 1998||6||0||Udinese|
|5||MF||Leandro Paredes||29 June 1994||36||4||Paris Saint-Germain|
|7||MF||Rodrigo De Paul||24 May 1994||29||1||Atlético Madrid|
|11||MF||Ángel Di María||14 February 1988||111||21||Paris Saint-Germain|
|14||MF||Exequiel Palacios||5 October 1998||12||0||Bayer Leverkusen|
|17||MF||Nicolás Domínguez||28 June 1998||10||1||Bologna|
|18||MF||Guido Rodríguez||12 April 1994||16||1||Betis|
|20||MF||Giovani Lo Celso||9 April 1996||30||2||Tottenham Hotspur|
|21||MF||Ángel Correa||9 March 1995||15||2||Atlético Madrid|
|24||MF||Alejandro Gómez||15 February 1988||7||3||Sevilla|
|9||FW||Sergio Agüero||2 June 1988||101||41||Barcelona|
|10||FW||Lionel Messi (captain)||24 June 1987||151||76||Unattached|
|15||FW||Nicolás González||6 April 1998||11||2||Fiorentina|
|16||FW||Joaquín Correa||13 August 1994||8||2||Lazio|
|22||FW||Lautaro Martínez||22 August 1997||29||14||Internazionale|
|27||FW||Julián Álvarez||31 January 2000||2||0||River Plate|
The following players have been called up for the team in the last twelve months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Esteban Andrada||26 January 1991||4||0||Monterrey||v. Peru , 17 November 2020|
|GK||Jeremías Ledesma||13 February 1993||0||0||Cádiz||v. Paraguay , 12 November 2020 PRE|
|DF||Juan Foyth||12 January 1998||13||0||Villarreal||v. Colombia , 8 June 2021 PRE|
|DF||José Luis Palomino||5 January 1990||0||0||Atalanta||v. Colombia , 8 June 2021 PRE|
|DF||Walter Kannemann||14 March 1991||6||0||Grêmio||v. Peru , 17 November 2020|
|DF||Leonardo Balerdi||26 January 1999||2||0||Marseille||v. Peru , 17 November 2020|
|DF||Facundo Medina||28 May 1999||1||0||Lens||v. Peru , 17 November 2020|
|DF||Nehuén Pérez||24 June 2000||0||0||Atlético Madrid||v. Peru , 17 November 2020|
|DF||Marcos Senesi||10 May 1997||0||0||Feyenoord||v. Paraguay , 12 November 2020 PRE|
|DF||Renzo Saravia||16 July 1993||9||0||Internacional||v. Ecuador , 8 October 2020 INJ|
|MF||Emiliano Buendía||25 December 1996||0||0||Aston Villa||v. Colombia , 8 June 2021 PRE|
|MF||Roberto Pereyra||7 January 1991||19||2||Udinese||v. Paraguay , 12 November 2020 INJ|
|MF||Eduardo Salvio||13 July 1990||14||0||Boca Juniors||v. Paraguay , 12 November 2020 INJ|
|MF||Alexis Mac Allister||24 December 1998||2||0||Brighton & Hove Albion||v. Bolivia , 13 October 2020|
|FW||Lucas Alario||8 October 1992||9||3||Bayer Leverkusen||v. Colombia , 8 June 2021 INJ|
|FW||Lucas Ocampos||11 July 1994||8||2||Sevilla||v. Colombia , 8 June 2021 PRE|
|FW||Paulo Dybala||15 November 1993||29||2||Juventus||v. Paraguay , 12 November 2020 INJ|
|FW||Giovanni Simeone||5 July 1995||5||1||Cagliari||v. Paraguay , 12 November 2020 PRE|
|FW||Cristian Pavón||21 January 1996||11||0||Boca Juniors||v. Ecuador , 8 October 2020 PRE|
INJ Withdrew due to injury
|Head coach||Lionel Scaloni|
|Assistant coach||Pablo Aimar|
|Assistant coach||Roberto Ayala|
|Assistant coach||Walter Samuel|
|Assistant coach (analyst)||Matías Manna|
|Fitness coach||Luis Martín|
|Goalkeeping coach||Martín Tocalli|
|5||Ángel Di María||111||21||2008–present|
|1||Lionel Messi (list)||76||151||0.5||2005–present|
|2||Gabriel Batistuta (list)||56||78||0.7||1991–2002|
|5||Diego Maradona (list)||34||91||0.37||1977–1994|
|Ángel Di María||21||111||0.19||2008–present|
|FIFA World Cup record||Qualification record|
|1930||Runners-up||2nd||5||4||0||1||18||9||Squad||Qualified as invitees|
|1934||Round 1||9th||1||0||0||1||2||3||Squad||Qualified automatically|
|1970||Did not qualify||4||1||1||2||4||6|
|1978||Champions||1st||7||5||1||1||15||4||Squad||Qualified as hosts|
|1982||Round 2||11th||5||2||0||3||8||7||Squad||Qualified as defending champions|
|1990||Runners-up||2nd||7||2||3||2||5||4||Squad||Qualified as defending champions|
|1994||Round of 16||10th||4||2||0||2||8||6||Squad||8||4||2||2||9||10|
|2018||Round of 16||16th||4||1||1||2||6||9||Squad||18||7||7||4||19||16|
|2022||To be determined||In progress|
|2026||To be determined|
|South American Championship / Copa América record|
|FIFA Confederations Cup record|
|1997||Did not qualify|
|2009||Did not qualify|
|Olympic Games record|
|1896||No football tournament|
|1900||Did not participate|
|1932||No football tournament|
|1936||Did not participate|
|1968||Did not qualify|
|1980||Qualified but withdrew|
|1984||Did not qualify|
|Since 1992||See Argentina national under-23 football team|
|Total||1 Silver medal||4/19||14||6||3||5||38||20||—|
|Pan American Games record|
|1991||Did not qualify|
|Since 1999||See Argentina national under-23 football team|
|Total||5 Gold medals||11/12||55||39||12||4||139||35|
Below is a result summary of all matches Argentina have played against FIFA recognized teams.
Positive Record Neutral Record Negative Record
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||3||3||0||0||9||1||+8||100%|
|Republic of Ireland||6||5||1||0||8||1||+7||83.3%|
|Serbia and Montenegro||10||5||2||3||21||15||+6||50%|
|Trinidad and Tobago||1||1||0||0||3||0||+3||100%|
Argentina have a long and fierce rivalry with their South American neighbours.
With a rivalry stemming from the 1966 World Cup and intensified by the Falklands War of 1982, Argentina and England have had numerous confrontations in World Cup tournaments. Among them was the quarter-final match in 1986, where Diego Maradona scored two goals against England. The first was a handball, but was ruled legal by the referee. The second, scored minutes later, saw Maradona passing five England outfield players before scoring, and is often described as one of the greatest goals in football history.
The nations were paired together in the Round of 16 at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, won by Argentina on penalties, and again at the group stage in 2002, England winning 1–0 through a penalty by David Beckham who had been sent off in the tie four years earlier.
Argentina have played Germany in seven FIFA World Cup matches including three FIFA World Cup finals: In 1986 Argentina won 3–2, but in 1990 it was the Germans who were the victors by a 1–0 scoreline.
In 1958 they met for the first time in the group stage, where Argentina suffered a 1–3 loss to defending champions West Germany.In 1966 both again faced each other in the group stage which ended in a scoreless draw. 2006 they met in the quarter-finals; Argentina lost on penalties after a 1–1 draw. They met again at the same stage in 2010, this time ending with a 4–0 victory for Germany. They played each other for the third consecutive World Cup in the Brazil 2014 event's final, where Argentina was defeated in extra time by a score of 1–0.
Argentina have a long-standing rivalry with their neighbors, that came into existence from the early South American Championships, the 1928 Summer Olympics and the first World Cup final, held in 1930.
Argentina and Uruguay hold the record for most international matches played between two countries.The two teams have faced each other 197 times since 1902. The first match between Argentina and Uruguay was also the first official international match to be played outside the United Kingdom.
A minor rivalry developed from the 1990s between Argentina and Nigeria, based not on geographical proximity, long-term battles for honours or factors outside football, but due to the frequency of significant matches between them.This has included five World Cup group games, all won by Argentina by a single goal margin: 2–1 in 1994, 1–0 in 2002, 1–0 in 2010, 3–2 in 2014 and 2–1 in 2018. The fixture is the most common in the competition's history involving an African nation, and has occurred in five of the six tournaments for which Nigeria has qualified. The sides also met in the 1995 King Fahd Cup (the predecessor to the Confederations Cup) as champions of their respective continents, drawing 0–0.
Below full international level, their Olympic teams also faced off in the gold medal match in 1996 (3–2 to Nigeria), and 2008 (1–0 to Argentina). The final of the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship was also played between them; both Argentina goals in their 2–1 win were scored by Lionel Messi, who would go on to find the net for the senior team in the 2014and 2018 World Cup fixtures. On 6 September 2011, Bangabandhu National Stadium hosted an international friendly football match between the full-strength Argentina and Nigeria teams, featuring Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero, Javier Mascherano and John Obi Mikel among the other star players of both nations. Argentina won 3–1 with goals from then-Real Madrid teammates Gonzalo Higuaín and Ángel Di María, and an own goal from Nigeria's Elderson Echiéjilé with Chinedu Obasi scoring Nigeria's lone goal.
The sense of rivalry is more keenly felt on the Nigerian side, as Argentina have won almost all of their encounters and have more important traditional opponents to concentrate on, in contrast to the West Africans who remain keen to finally overcome a more illustrious foe.
|Intercontinental Cup of Nations||1||0||0||1|
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