Icardi made it to the 35-man preliminary contingent, but Sampaoli has opted to leave him out, having previously aired concerns over both the Inter man and Juventus star Paulo Dybala not fitting his system.
Argentina's final 23-man FIFA World Cup roster is out! — FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) May 21, 2018
IN: Paulo Dybala. OUT: Mauro Icardi. pic.twitter.com/qVfMbimN9I
Dybala, though, has been selected as a forward, along with Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain. Icardi, who scored 29 goals in 34 Serie A appearances for the Nerazzurri, will not participate.
West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini has been rewarded for his good performances over the course of last season with an inclusion.