Palacio, Alvarez and Campagnaro Make Final Argentina Squad

Maurizio Lagana

The Inter trio were among the 23 players picked to represent the Albiceleste in Brazil…

Rodrigo Palacio, Ricky Alvarez and Hugo Campagnaro were named to Argentina's final 23-man roster for the upcoming World Cup.

The Inter players are currently training with the squad in Buenos Aires as they prepare for their first tournament tune-up against Trinidad and Tobago on June 4.

Palacio was Inter's best outfield player last season, accumulating 17 goals and seven assists in Serie A to help fire the Nerazzurri into the Europa League.

However, playing time will be hard to come by with the likes of Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero and Ezequiel Lavezzi in the squad.

Alvarez started the season off with a bang, but fizzled out dramatically and was regularly jeered by the San Siro faithful as the season winded down while Campagnaro provided leadership and a strong veteran presence on the back line for the Beneamata.

Argentina is the heavy favorite to top Group F and will face Bosnia & Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria in its first three games.

Full Argentina Squad:

Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Monaco), Mariano Andujar (Catania), Agustin Orion (Boca Juniors).

Defenders: Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), Federico Fernandez (Napoli), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Marcos Rojo (Sporting), Jose-Maria Basanta (Monterrey), Hugo Campagnaro (Inter), Martin Demichelis (Manchester City).

Midfielders: Fernando Gago (Boca Juniors), Lucas Biglia (Lazio), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), Maxi Rodriguez (Newell's Old Boys), Ricky Alvarez (Inter), Augusto Fernandez (Celta Vigo), Enzo Perez (Benfica).

Forwards: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli), Ezequiel Lavezzi (PSG), Rodrigo Palacio (Inter).

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