Argentina news

Gago and Lavezzi back for Argentina

October 28, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella has announced a strong 21-man squad for the nation's 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Colombia.

Fernando Gago
GettyImagesFernando Gago is back for Argentina

Ezequiel Lavezzi of Napoli has earned a recall, as has Roma's Fernando Gago, both returning after missing the most recent qualifiers against Chile and Venezuela. PSG star Javier Pastore retains his position after lighting up Ligue 1, while fellow stars Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero are also included.

Notable absentees include a troubled Carlos Tevez, and Newcastle pair Jonas Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini.

Argentina play Bolivia on November 11 followed by a clash against Colombia four days later.

Argentina:

Mariano Andujar (Catania), Sergio Romero (Sampdoria), Nicolas Burdisso (Roma), Martin Demichelis (Malaga), Federico Fernandez (Napoli), Luciano Monzon (Nice), Marcos Rojo (Spartak Moscow), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Ever Banega (Valencia), Fernando Gago (Roma), Pablo Guinazu (Internacional), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Javier Pastore (Paris Saint-Germain), Jose Sosa (Metalist), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), German Denis (Atalanta), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), Nicolas Gaitan (Benfica), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Napoli), Lionel Messi (Barcelona)