Messi named in Argentina squad
Messi has not played since sustaining the injury against Atletico Madrid earlier this month but has been named in a 23-man list by Sabella alongside fellow forwards Angel Di Maria, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain.
Roma and Anderlecht midfielders Erik Lamela and Lucas Biglia were also named in a squad made up entirely of overseas-based players, with a handful those playing in Argentina expected to be added on Monday.
Argentina will play Colombia on June 7 and Ecuador four days later, before visiting Guatemala for a friendly international on the 14th.
Argentina squad: Sergio Romero (Sampdoria), Mariano Andujar (Catania); Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle), Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisbon), Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), Federico Fernandez (Getafe), Hugo Campagnaro (Napoli), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Jose Basanta (Monterrey); Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid).
Ever Banega (Valencia), Augusto Fernandez (Celta), Jose Sosa (Metallist), Lucas Biglia (Anderlecht), Pablo Guinazu (Libertad), Walter Montillo (Santos), Erik Lamela (Roma); Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris St Germain).
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