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By ESPN Staff

Tevez misses out on Argentina squad

Carlos Tevez has missed out on selection for the Argentina squad to face Ecuador in a World Cup qualifier in two weeks.

Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain will lead Argentina, with coach Alejandro Sabella making a few surprise selections among the defenders.

Sabella unveiled a list of 18 foreign-based players to host the Ecuadorians on June 2, and for a friendly against Brazil a week later in the United States, with defender Matias Rodriguez, who plays in Chile for Universidad, the most unexpected name.

Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta, Hugo Campagnaro, Marcos Rojo, Federico Fernandez and Ezequiel Garay are the other defenders in the list.

Internacional midfielder Pablo Guinazu is another surprise name, while Tevez is one high-profile name who misses out. Together with the Man City forward, others omitted include PSG's Javier Pastore and Rodrigo Palacio.

Argentina squad: Sergio Romero (Sampdoria); Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Matias Rodriguez (Universidad de Chile), Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), Federico Fernandez (Napoli), Hugo Campagnaro (Napoli), Marcos Rojo (Spartak); Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Fernando Gago (Roma), Jose Sosa (FC Metalist), Maxi Rodriguez (Liverpool), Pablo Guinazu (Internacional), Eduardo Salvio (Atletico Madrid); Ezequiel Lavezzi (Napoli), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) .

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