Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez has been told he is going to the World Cup.

Argentina coach Diego Maradona has confirmed Jonas will be in his South Africa squad.

"I have already confirmed 20 of the 23 names that will travel to the World Cup," said Maradona. "The wingers will be Jonas (Gutierrez) and (Angel) Di Maria.

"The newspapers in Argentina have been unkind to Jonas, but he has played a lot of games for me, and I have told him very clearly that no matter how hard it has been to go into the English Championship with Newcastle, I am going to take him."