Recall ... Fabrico Coloccini has been picked by Argentina (Getty)
Newcastle United defender Fabricio Coloccini has been recalled by Argentina for the 15 August friendly against Germany after a three-year absence from the international scene.
The 30-year-old centre-back was included in Alejandro Sabella's 18-man list of overseas-based players, which also featured Barcelona's Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi, Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Paris Saint-Germain's Ezequiel Lavezzi, the Argentine Football Association confirmed on its website.
Sabella will add players from the Argentine league to his group this week for the Frankfurt encounter, which will be Argentina's final friendly before their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Paraguay on 7 September.
Argentina's provisional squad: Sergio Romero (Sampdoria), Mariano Andujar (Catania); Federico Fernandez, Hugo Campagnaro (both Napoli), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle), Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisbon); Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), Fernando Gago (Valencia), Jose Sosa (Metalist Kharkiv), Pablo Guinazu (Internacional); Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris St Germain), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica).