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Coloccini earns Argentina recall

Coloccini earns Argentina recall
By PA Sport

01/08/2012 at 18:53Updated 01/08/2012 at 19:24

Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini has been recalled by Argentina for the August 15 friendly against Germany after a three-year absence from the international scene.

The 30-year-old centre-back was included in Alejandro Sabella's 18-man list of overseas-based players, which also featured Barcelona's Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi, Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Paris Saint-Germain's Ezequiel Lavezzi, the Argentine FA confirmed on their website.

Sabella will add players from the Argentine league to his group later this week for the Frankfurt encounter, which will be Argentina's final friendly before their World Cup qualifier against Paraguay on September 7.

Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Sampdoria), Mariano Andujar (Catania).

Defenders: Federico Fernandez, Hugo Campagnaro (Napoli), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United), Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisbonne)

Midfielders: Javier Mascherano (Barcelone), Angel di Maria (Real Madrid), Fernando Gago (Valence), Jose Sosa (Metallist), Pablo Guinazu (Internacional)

Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain), Sergio Agüero (Manchester CityEduardo Salvio (Benfica)