Argentina are considered a major favorite to win this year's Copa America, South America's top national team tournament put on by CONMEBOL, and both of Napoli's players from that country are set to take part in that run for the title. Both striker Gonzalo Higuain and goalkeeper Mariano Andujar have been called in by Gerard Martino for the Argentina squad, and both will be eager to help their country win their 15th Copa America crown, tying them with Uruguay for the most in history.
Higuain gets the nod after 26 all-competitions goals for Napoli in 50 matches this season, though he's been fairly quiet in the last couple months of the campaign. Still, he belongs in the side on talent alone, even if he's not always a locked-on starter for Argentina as Martino and previous managers have experimented with different shapes and tactics that he doesn't always fit. Higuain will be eager to erase the bad taste of the World Cup Final last year, though, which saw the striker struggle badly in front of goal, and to some extent set the tone for his club season.
Pipita has scored 23 goals in 47 international appearances for Argentina in his career, a very healthy total that the 27 year old will be eager to add to over the several weeks of the tournament. Even if he doesn't start every match, Higuain will play a big role for Argentina, and he'll have the opportunity to have some big moments in Chile.
Andujar gets the nod as one of the backup goalkeepers for Argentina, re-securing his place in the side after spending much of the second half of Napoli's season as the starter. He was wildly inconsistent in goal for the partenopei, however, so Argentina fans will be hoping that he leaves that form in Italy if he's called in to action at all during the tournament.
There are five other players from Serie A in the Argentina squad, including Carlos Tevez (Juventus), Roberto Pereyra (Juventus), Sergio Romero (Sampdoria), Facundo Roncaglia (Fiorentina), and Lucas Biglia (Lazio). Despite much theory that there would be a place for one of Argentina's striking starlets from Serie A, neither Mauro Icardi nor Paulo Dybala were named in the final 23 man squad.
Argentina's first match of the tournament will be on June 13 against Paraguay. The other two teams with them in Group B are Uruguay and CONCACAF invitee Jamaica.