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Argentina Announce Squad For Brazil Tie, 8 Stars Snubbed

Argentina have named their squad for the upcoming friendlies against Brazil and Singapore, and eight big names have been left off the list.

Click through the gallery to see which players did not make the cut.

Argentina are still without a head coach, following the sacking of of Edgardo Bauza, although Sevilla's Jorge Sampaoli is favourite to take over.

Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi has received a rare call-up, while Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Marcos Rojo (injured) and Javier Pastore were not named in the squad.

Argentina squad: The Argentine-based players will be confirmed at a later.

Goalkeepers:
 
Nahuel Guzman (Tigres), Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Geronimo Rulli (Real Sociedad)
 
Defenders:
 
Emanuel Mammana (Lyon), Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City).
 
Midfielders:
 
Ever Banega (Inter), Lucas Biglia (Lazio), Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United), Leandro Paredes (Roma), Guido Rodriguez (Tijuana), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica) 
 
Forwards:
 
Joaquin Correa (Sevilla), Angel Di Maria (PSG), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus), Mauco Icardi (Inter), Lionel Messi (Barcelona).
 
 
 

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