Higuain Omit­ted By Ar­gentina

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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.

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