Argentina vs. Colombia: Lineups

Alex Grimm

Lionel Messi was unable to recover from an injury to start, while Colombia has moved Teo Gutierrez to the bench.

Argentina, as always, announced their team well ahead of time. However, there is one big notable move in their lineup. Lionel Messi, who was 50-50 to start, will not start after originally being announced in their lineup. Walter Montillo starts in his place. Youngster Marcos Rojo returns at right back while Lucas Biglia starts in the center of midfield. Colombia has opted to pick Carlos Sanchez over Juan Cuadrado on the left and plays Jackson Martinez ahead of Teo Gutierrez up top. Fredy Guarin has also been left on the bench.

Argentina lineup (4-2-3-1): Sergio Romero; Marcos Rojo, Ezequiel Garay, Federico Fernandez, Pablo Zabaleta; Javier Mascherano, Lucas Biglia; Angel Di Maria, Walter Montillo, Sergio Aguero; Gonzalo Higuain

Colombia lineup (4-4-2): David Ospina; Pablo Armero, Mario Yepes, Cristian Zapata, Juan Zuniga; Carlos Sanchez, Aldo Ramires, Abel Aguilar, James Rodriguez; Radamel Falcao, Jackson Martinez

Kickoff is at 6:05 p.m. ET from the Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires. You can catch the game on beIN Sport in the United States.

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