At times, it seems that Argentina enjoys an almost bottomless pool of footballing talent.
Like in any team, there are weaknesses, but the South American nation has a virtual production line of prospects eager to displace those world-class names at the top in attacking and creative positions.
As coach of the Albiceleste, Alejandro Sabella faces the dilemma of cutting that list of hopefuls down to 23 World Cup places. In no other area will the fight be as tough as in the midfield and forward positions, but across the pitch there will be fierce competition to make the plane to Brazil.
The following are all young hopefuls on the fringes of the team, who need a strong six months to break through into Sabella's plans.