Sergio Batista has named his first squad after being confirmed as Argentina's new head coach.
The 47-year-old has been given a contract to the end of the qualification period for the 2014 World Cup, which will be extended to include the finals should they qualify for the tournament in Brazil.
Batista, who took the Under 23 side to gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, had been in caretaker charge since Diego Maradona left the post following the Albicelestes' run to the World Cup quarter-finals.
Under Batista's interim stewardship, the team recorded two friendly wins and one defeat, beating the Republic of Ireland 1-0 in August and world champions Spain 4-1 the following month, before suffering a 1-0 loss in Japan.
His next test is the upcoming friendly against fierce rivals Brazil in Doha, Qatar, on 17th November.
Lucas Biglia is the only new face as Batista plans for his first game in charge as permanent boss.
Anderlecht midfielder Biglia is given his first chance at senior level having won the Under 20 World Cup in Holland in 2005.
Batista also selected Manchester City's Carlos Tevez and Pablo Zabaleta as the only Premier League players, while Valencia midfielder Ever Banega returns to the side.
Sergio Romero, Mariano Andujar (Catania); Gabriel Milito (Barcelona), Walter Samuel (Inter Milan), Javier Zanetti (Inter Milan), Nicolas Burdisso (Roma), Martin Demichelis (Bayern Munich), Nicolas Pareja (Spartak Moscow), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Gabriel Heinze (Marseille); Mario Bolatti (Fiorentina), Lucas Biglia (Anderlecht), Ever Banega (Valencia), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Javier Pastore (Palermo), Andres D'Alessandro (Internacional), Jose Sosa (Napoli), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid); Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid), Diego Milito (Inter Milan), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Napoli), Carlos Tevez (Manchester City), Nicolas Gaitan (Benfica).