The release of Alejandro Sabella’s Argentina squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers in October has brought mixed news for Manchester City as Sergio Aguero is recalled while Carlos Tevez misses out.
Aguero has been brought back into the national team set-up following an injury layoff that ruled him out of qualifiers against Paraguay and Peru last month. He is likely to lead the Argentina line as it prepares to face Uruguay at home on Oct. 12, followed up by a trip to Chile four days later.
For Tevez, being left out is another setback for the player who has worked his way back into Roberto Mancini’s plans at the Etihad Stadium following a six-month exile from the side last season. Sabella preferred Palmeiras striker Hernan Barcos to the 28-year-old former Manchester United and West Ham striker, who has continued his strong goal scoring finish to last season into the new campaign, netting three times in five Premier League appearances for City.
This has failed to secure him a call-up to the Argentina set-up though, while Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini also misses out, alongside Anderlecht’s Lucas Biglia and Inter forward Rodrigo Palacio.
Sabella will name his final Argentina squad for the World Cup qualifying doubleheader next week after the Argentine Tourneo Inicial.