Messi, Aguero headline Argentina squad ahead of CONMEBOL qualifying

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Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero have been named to Argentina’s latest roster ahead of CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying next month.

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi remains firmly the key figure in Edgardo Bauza’s squad. The Barcelona attacker netted a goal for Argentina in the last round of qualifiers against Uruguay.

The Premier League features seven selections, including three players from Manchester City (Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta, Nicolas Otamendi).

The Albiceleste will travel to take on Peru on Oct. 6, before facing off against Paraguay Oct. 11 in Argentina.

Argentina squad in full

GoalkeepersSergio Romero (Manchester United), Nahuel Guzman (Tigres).

Defenders: Facundo Roncaglia (Celta), Mateo Musacchio (Villarreal), Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United), Martin Demichelis (Espanyol), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City).

Midfielders: Matias Kranevitter (Atletico Madrid), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Lucas Biglia (Lazio), Augusto Fernandez (Atletico Madrid), Ever Banega (Inter),  Erik Lamela (Tottenham), Nicolás Gaitan (Atletico Madrid), Angel Di Maria (PSG).

Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Lucas Pratto (Atletico Mineiro), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus).