Argentina select Messi

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is one of four Spain based players named in Argentina’s squad for an upcoming World Cup qualifier.

For the national team’s match against Paraguay on September 10, Coach Alejandro Sabella has picked 18 players and included the currently injured Barca man.

Messi, who is a doubt for the weekend trip to Malaga with a bruised thigh muscle, is picked alongside Valencia’s Ever Banega, Real Madrid’s Angel di Maria and Celta Vigo’s Augusto Fernandez.

Argentina can qualify outright for Brazil 2014 with victory in this qualifying match.

Argentina squad to play Paraguay:Sergio Romero (Mónaco, Francia), Mariano Andujar (Catania, Italia), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City, Inglaterra), Hugo Campagnaro (Inter, Italia), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle, Inglaterra), Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisboa, Portugal), José Basanta (Monterrey, México), Cristian Ansaldi (Zenit, Rusia), Ever Banega (Valencia, España), Lucas Biglia (Lazio, Italia), Augusto Fernández (Celta de Vigo, España), Ángel Di María (Real Madrid, España), Ricardo Alvarez (Inter, Italia), Erik Lamela (Roma, Italia), Sergio Agüero (Manchester City, Inglaterra), Lionel Messi (Barcelona, España), Ezequiel Lavezzi (PSG, Francia), Rodrigo Palacio (Inter, Italia).

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