Veron and Riquelme given recall
Veteran midfielders Juan Sebastian Veron and Juan Roman Riquelme have been recalled to the Argentina squad by new coach Alejandro Sabella.
Argentina face South American rivals Brazil in two friendlies next month and Sabella's first squad since replacing Sergio Batista as Argentina manager two weeks ago contains 24 home-based men.
Boca Juniors' star Riquelme is in line for his first appearance since October 2008 having been overlooked by Batista and Diego Maradona.
Veron, meanwhile, played for Sabella previously in his former role as Estudiantes coach.
Sabella has left Manchester City's unsettled striker Carlos Tevez out of the squad for the pair of friendlies in Asia next month.
The new boss named one squad of domestic players for back-to-back friendlies against Brazil and one including overseas-based players for games against Venezuela and Nigeria, and has overlooked Tevez but included his new City team-mate Sergio Aguero in the latter.
Tevez's club future is up in the air as his expected transfer from Eastlands has yet to transpire and his international prospects under Sabella are now in question. The striker was a favourite of Maradona but enjoyed a more fractious relationship with the departed Batista and was only a late call-up to the Copa America squad.