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Argentina name Man City league-winning trio, Barcelona ace in WC squad

Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella has named a 30-man preliminary squad for the 2014 World Cup.

Manchester City's Premier League-winning trio Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Martin Demichelis have made the initial cut while Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has obviously been included.

Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain and Paris Saint-Germain star Ezequiel Lavezzi have gained a call-up while Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano and Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria were also named.

Argentina have been drawn in Group F for Brazil 2014 and will take on Bosnia & Herzegovina, Nigeria and Iran in the group stages.

30-man provisional Argentina squad for World Cup


Mariano Andujar (Catania) Agustin Orion (Boca) Sergio Romero (Monaco)


Jose Basanta (Monterrey) Hugo Campagnaro (Inter) Martin Demichelis (Manchester City) Federico Fernandez (Napoli) Ezequiel Garay (Benfica) Lisandro Lopez (Getafe) Gabriel Mercado (River) Nicolas Otamendi (Atletico Mineiro) Marcos Rojo (Sporting de Lisboa) Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)


Fernando Gago (Boca) Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid) Ever Banega (Newell's) Lucas Biglia (Lazio) Maxi Rodriguez (Newell's) Augusto Fernandez (Celta) Jose Sosa (Atletico Madrid) Enzo Perez (Benfica) Ricardo Alvarez (Inter) Fabian Rinaudo (Catania)


Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) Franco Di Santo (Werder Bremen) Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli) Ezequiel Lavezzi (PSG) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Rodrigo Palacio (Inter)

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