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Messi, Aguero headline Argentina squad ahead of CONMEBOL qualifying

United States v Argentina: Semifinal - Copa America Centenario

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 21: Lionel Messi #10 of Argentina celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal on a free kick in the first half against the United States during a 2016 Copa America Centenario Semifinal match at NRG Stadium on June 21, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero have been named to Argentina’s latest roster ahead of CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying next month.

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi remains firmly the key figure in Edgardo Bauza’s squad. The Barcelona attacker netted a goal for Argentina in the last round of qualifiers against Uruguay.

The Premier League features seven selections, including three players from Manchester City (Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta, Nicolas Otamendi).

The Albiceleste will travel to take on Peru on Oct. 6, before facing off against Paraguay Oct. 11 in Argentina.

Argentina squad in full

Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Nahuel Guzman (Tigres).

Defenders: Facundo Roncaglia (Celta), Mateo Musacchio (Villarreal), Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United), Martin Demichelis (Espanyol), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City).

Midfielders: Matias Kranevitter (Atletico Madrid), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Lucas Biglia (Lazio), Augusto Fernandez (Atletico Madrid), Ever Banega (Inter), Erik Lamela (Tottenham), Nicolás Gaitan (Atletico Madrid), Angel Di Maria (PSG).

Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Lucas Pratto (Atletico Mineiro), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus).