Man United teenager Garnacho included in Argentina squad

The 17-year-old Garnacho has yet to play a first-team match for United but was included in the 33-man squad for qualifiers against Venezuela on March 25 and Ecuador four days later.

REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: Argentina has already qualified for the World Cup in Qatar, where it will aim to win a third title.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Manchester United's teenage forward Alejandro Garnacho was called up for the first time by Argentina along with four other young players on Friday for the final games of its 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign.

The 17-year-old Garnacho has yet to play a first-team match for United but was included in the 33-man squad for qualifiers against Venezuela on March 25 and Ecuador four days later.

Brothers Franco and Valentin Carboni, both of whom play for Inter Milan, were also selected for the first time, along with Tiago Geralnik of Villarreal and Real Madrid midfielder Nicolas Paz.

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All five of the new call ups are teenagers and all have dual nationality. All bar Geralnik played at youth level for either Italy or Spain.

Argentina has already qualified for the World Cup in Qatar, where it will aim to win a third title.

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