Argentina national team back Corail Higuain

Argentina national team back Corail Higuain

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain was again dropped from Argentina’s squad, but Papu Gomez was even called.

Albiceleste face Peru and Ecuador next month in the last two games in the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying group.

Jorge Sampaoli’s side are currently ranked fifth, making them enter the play-offs with New Zealand in November. But Chile are just one point away, and if Argentina slip, they will fail to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Sampaoli today has just announced its squad for the final two games, with Higuain again not being called.

The Argentina squad faces Peru and Ecuador:

Goalkeepers: Romero, Guzmán, Marchesin

Defender: Fazio, Mammana, Pezzella, Mascherano, Otamendi, Mercado

Midfield: Acuna, Di Maria, Biglia, Paredes, Banega, A. Gomez, Salvio, Rigoni

Attackers: Messi, Aguero, Icardi, Dybala

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