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:
|Agustin Orion||Boca Junios|
|Clemente Rodriguez||Boca Juniors|
|Marcos Rojo||Spartak Moscow|
|Pablo Zabaleta||Manchester City|
|Matias Rodriguez||Universidad de Chile|
|Sergio Aguero||Manchester City|
|Gonzalo Higuain||Real Madrid|
|Angel Di Maria||Real Madrid|
|Eduardo Salvio||Atletico Madrid|