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The Boca Juniors playmaker is not one of the five domestic-based players called up to Alejandro Sabella's list for the encounters against Ecuador and Brazil

Alejandro Sabella has elected to leave Juan Roman Riquelme out of his Argentina squad for the upcoming internationals against Ecuador and Brazil.

The Boca Juniors star had admitted that he was not expecting to make the cut for the June friendlies, and is now confirmed that he will not be one of the Argentina-based players called up to supplement the foreign-based squad that was announced last week.

Meanwhile, Riquelme's Boca team-mates Augustin Orion and Clemente Rodriguez were called up, along with Estudiantes trio Mariano Andujar, Leandro Desabato and Rodrigo Brana.

Argentina face Ecuador in a World Cup qualifier on June 1, before playing a friendly against Brazil on June 8.

Below is the Argentina squad list in full:
 
Name Club
Goalkeepers:  
Mariano Andujar Estudiantes
Agustin Orion Boca Junios
Sergio Romero Sampdoria
Defenders:  
Hugo Campagnaro Napoli
Leandro Desabato Estudiantes
Federico Fernandez Napoli
Ezequiel Garay Benfica
Clemente Rodriguez Boca Juniors
Marcos Rojo Spartak Moscow
Pablo Zabaleta Manchester City
Midfielders:  
Rodrigo Brana Estudiantes
Fernando Gago Roma
Pablo Guinazu Internacional
Javier Mascherano Barcelona
Matias Rodriguez Universidad de Chile
Maxi Rodriguez Liverpool
Jose Sosa Metalist
Attackers:  
Sergio Aguero Manchester City
Gonzalo Higuain Real Madrid
Ezequiel Lavezzi Napoli
 Angel Di Maria Real Madrid
Lionel Messi Barcelona
Eduardo Salvio Atletico Madrid

 

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