In a team with so many great talents and such fierce competition, some players are bound to miss out.
Even so, the naming of Argentina's World Cup preliminary list did not fail to raise a few eyebrows.
Some of their great competitors will be watching Brazil 2014 from the comfort of their own homes after failing to win a place in Alejandro Sabella's initial group of 30. From goalkeepers to goalscorers, there were surprising absences across the pitch.
Which men will feel most aggrieved to miss out? Here are five of the most controversial exclusions from the 2014 World Cup for the Albiceleste.