Sabella announces Argentina squad for Saudi Arabia friendly

The national coach has called up several new faces to play for La Albiceleste on November 14, such as Franco Di Santo, Tino Costa and Cristian Alvarez
Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella has named his 23-man squad to face Frank Rijkaard's Saudi Arabia in the city of Riyadh.

Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Javier Mascherano and Gonzalo Higuain remain ever-present in Sabella's plans, but there are some interesting inclusions in his latest squad.

Wigan's Franco Di Santo has never won a senior cap for his country but is given the nod after impressing for his club in the opening stages of the Premier League season.

Inter's Ricky Alvarez is preferred to Roma's Erik Lamela, who misses out, whilst Fabian Rinaudo, Cristian Alvarez and Tino Costa are new arrivals.

After World Cup qualifying victories against Uruguay and Chile respectively, Sabella's men will be hoping to win their third game in succession.

Name Club
Sergio Romero Sampdoria
Mariano Andujar Catania
Cristian Alvarez Espanyol
Hugo Campagnaro Napoli
Pablo Zabaleta Manchester City
Marcos Rojo Sporting Lisbon
Federico Fernandez Napoli
Ezequiel Garay Benfica
Luciano Monzon Lyon
Fabricio Coloccini Newcastle
Fernando Gago Valencia
Javier Mascherano Barcelona
Angel Di Maria Real Madrid
Augusto Fernandez Celta Vigo
Enzo Perez Benfica
Tino Costa Valencia
Ricky Alvarez Inter
Fabian Rinaudo Sporting Lisbon
Lionel Messi Barcelona
Sergio Aguero Manchester City
Gonzalo Higuain Real Madrid
Eduardo Salvio Benfica
Franco Di Santo Wigan