Nine Serie A based players have been included in the Argentina squad for next month’s international friendly against Italy.
The two nations will meet at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on August 14 in a game that will be attended by Pope Francis.
Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Sampdoria), Mariano Andujar (Catania), Oscar Ustari (Almeria).
Defenders: Hugo Campagnaro (Inter), Federico Fernandez (Napoli), Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisbon), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle), Cristian Ansaldi (Rubin Kazan), Jose Maria Basanta (Monterrey).
Midfielders: Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), Augusto Fernandez (Celta), Ricardo Alvarez (Inter), Lucas Biglia (Lazio), Erik Lamela (Roma), Ever Banega (Valencia).
Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Rodrigo Palacio (Inter), Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain).
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