Higuain Omitted By Argentina
TURIN (Dispatches) - Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has again been overlooked by Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli for next month’s decisive final round of World Cup qualifiers.
Higuain was axed for the recent draws against Uruguay and Venezuela which left Argentina fifth, clinging to an intercontinental play-off place.
Despite the precarious position, Higuain’s two goals in three Serie A appearances have not been enough to warrant a place in Sampaoli’s initial 21-man squad of overseas-based players.
Angel Di Maria, currently sidelined by a thigh complaint, has been named for the matches against Peru and Ecuador, while Zenit midfielder Emiliano Rigoni and Fiorentina defender German Pezzella are the only uncapped selections.