Forwards Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria were left out of Argentina squad announced Friday for friendlies against Germany and Ecuador in October. Neither the Manchester City striker nor the Paris Saint-Germain winger have played for Argentina since the latest Copa America in Brazil.

Argentina also will be without players from Boca Juniors and River Plate for its friendlies on October 9 against the Germans in Dortmund and four days later against Ecuador in Elche, Spain.

Boca and River will face each other in the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores next month. The list announced by coach Lionel Scaloni also includes Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez for the first time.

Captain Lionel Messi was not called up because of his three-month suspension from internationals due to comments against South American soccer body Conmebol during the Copa America.

SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Agust n Marches n (Porto), Juan Musso (Udinese), Emiliano Mart nez (Arsenal).

Defenders: Juan Foyth (Tottenham), Renzo Saravia (Porto), Nicol s Otamendi (Manchester City), Germ n Pezzella (Fiorentina), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United), Walter Kannemann (Gr mio), Nicol s Tagliafico (Ajax), Leonardo Balerdi (Borussia Dortmund);

Midfielders: Guido Rodr guez (Am rica de M xico), Mat as Zaracho (Racing), Leonardo Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain), Nicol s Dom nguez (V lez Sarsfield), Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese), Marcos Acu a (Sporting Lisbon), Roberto Pereyra (Watford), ngel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla), Erik Lamela (Tottenham).

Strikers: Mat as Vargas (Espanyol), Nicol s Gonz lez (Stuttgart), Lucas Alario (Bayer Leverkusen), Lautaro Mart nez (Inter Milan) and Paulo Dybala (Juventus).

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