Basile announces exciting squad

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Ten of Argentina's World Cup squad have been included in Alfio Basile's 20-man squad for the friendly against Brazil next month.

The game, which is to be staged at Arsenal's new Emirates Stadium on September 3, is set to include a host of world stars on both sides.

Basile, although leaving out some household names, has selected an exciting looking squad that includes talented youngsters Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero (pictured).

Corinthians pair Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano have also been included, along with Villarreal playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme, while Walter Samuel returns after being overlooked for this summer's World Cup.

Notable absentees include defender Roberto Ayala and strikers Hernan Crespo and Javier Saviola.

With Brazil also including a number of big names in their squad, the friendly is sure to prove an exciting game between the two South American rivals.

Argentina squad to play Brazil on September 3:

Roberto Abbondanzieri (Getafe), Leonardo Franco (Atletico Madrid); Fabricio Coloccini (Deportivo La Coruna), Hugo Ibarra (Boca Juniors), Fabricio Fuentes (Atlas), Gabriel Milito (Real Zaragoza), Clemente Rodriguez (Spartak Moscow), Walter Samuel (Inter), Pablo Zabaleta (Espanyol); Daniel Bilos (St Etienne), Luis Gonzalez (Porto), Federico Insua (Borussia Monchengladbach), Javier Mascherano (Corinthians), Juan Roman Riquelme (Villarreal), Maxi Rodriguez (Atletico Madrid), Leandro Somoza (Villarreal); Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid), Cesar Delgado (Cruz Azul), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Carlos Tevez (Corinthians)