No Dybala, Icardi for Spain game

Argentina forwards Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi will not be involved in this month’s friendly against Spain.

Neither the Juventus nor Inter forwards are included in Jorge Sampaoli’s squad, with Barcelona star Lionel Messi once again involved.

Javier Mascherano will return to Spain for the first time since leaving Barcelona to join Hebei China Fortune last month, while Sevilla duo Ever Banega and Gabriel Mercado are also included.

The match will take place at Atletico Madrid’s Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on 27 March.

Argentina squad for Italy and Spain:

Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero [Manchester United], Nahuel Guzmán [Tigres], Willy Caballero [Chelsea]

Defenders: Marcos Rojo [Manchester United], Ramiro Funes Mori [Everton], Federico Fazio [Roma], Nicolas Otamendi [Manchester City], Marcos Acuña [Sporting CP], Eduardo Salvio [Benfica], Nicolás Tagliafico [Ajax], Gabriel Mercado [Sevilla]

Midfielders: Javier Mascherano [Hebei China Fortune], Leandro Paredes [Zenit St Petersburg], Manuel Lanzini [West Ham United], Giovani Lo Celso [Paris Saint-Germain], Lucas Biglia [Milan], Ever Banega [Sevilla], Angel Di Maria [Paris Saint-Germain]

Forwards: Gonzalo Higuain [Juventus], Lionel Messi [Barcelona], Sergio Aguero [Manchester City], Diego Perotti [Roma]

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