Argentina’s squad have taken part in a photoshoot as preparations for the World Cup in Russia continue on and off the pitch.
Lionel Messi and Co posed for a number of snaps as they get ready for the tournament, practising their celebrations and pulling some moves in front of the cameras for their portrait shots.
It was a star-studded line up on show, with Argentina having arrived in Russia over the weekend from their camp in Barcelona.
Lionel Messi had to pose for photos on Tuesday after arriving in Russia over the weekend
Argentina’s squad had to take a number of portrait images and Messi opted to look serious
Sergio Aguero’s photos showed him looking a bit more happy as he practiced celebrating
While Messi opted for the more serious look, ahead of what could be his final tournament for Argentina, some of his teammates decided they would have a bit more fun with their poses.
Sergio Aguero picked up the ball and being the prolific goalscorer that he is, decided he would celebrate.
Meanwhile Paulo Dybala also went for the more cheeky approach. Angel Di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain were also involved in what is a truly frightening array of attacking options.
Paulo Dybala will be determined to make his mark at the World Cup as he points to his name
Ever Banenga is a midfielder for Sevilla and shows off his tattoos at the photoshoot
Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria practiced his throw-ins ahead of opening weekend
The Argentinian’s enjoyed their first training session in Russia on Monday and will be hoping they can finally land a major tournament win with this group of players.
They have lost the previous three finals they have reached, including a World Cup final defeat to Germany in extra-time four years ago.
When asked about whether he would retire following this tournament, Messi did not give a decisive answer, but admitted it had been difficult losing three times and begrudged the attitude of the press.
‘The fact we’ve lost three finals now has led to some complicated moments with the Argentine press due to the differences in seeing what it means to reach a final,’ he said.
‘It is not easy and [reaching three finals] has to be appreciated. It’s true that winning them is important, but getting there is not easy.’
Lucas Biglia points to the badge as Argentina look to reach second successive World Cup final
Banenga points to the sky, while Federico Fazio of Roma pulls a pose with his hands