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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Coloccini recalled by Argentina

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.

Coloccini 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 St Germain's Ezequiel Lavezzi, the Argentinian Football Association confirmed on their website.

Sabella will add players from the Argentinian 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.

Argentina's provisional squad: Sergio Romero (Sampdoria), Mariano Andujar (Catania); Federico Fernandez, Hugo Campagnaro (both Napoli), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle), Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisbon); Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), Fernando Gago (Valencia), Jose Sosa (Metalist Kharkiv), Pablo Guinazu (Internacional); Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris St Germain), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica).

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