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Sabella adds trio to Argentina squad

3 June 2013-PA Sport

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has added three domestic-based players to join the national team ahead of this month's 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and Ecuador.

Sabella named Boca Juniors goalkeeper Agustin Orion and Velez Sarsfield duo Gino Peruzzi and Fernando Gago for this week's home game against the Cafeteros and the trip to Ecuador on 11 June.

They will join the foreign-based squad members on Monday morning in the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) training centre in Ezeiza city.

Velez boss Ricardo Gareca is angry with the AFA because he feels former Real Madrid and Roma midfielder Gago has not fully recovered from a knee injury.

"This is something the club (Velez Sarsfield) will have to solve," he said. "Gago must get over in Velez. After that, I have no objection for him to join the national team. If the player is completely recovered, I have no problems, but he has not been discharged yet."

Sabella is expected to name more players on Monday night, with Napoli defender Hugo Campagnaro and Metallist midfielder Jose Ernesto Sosa struggling to be fit.

Argentina squad: Sergio Romero (Sampdoria), Mariano Andujar (Catania), Agustin Orion (Boca Juniors); Hugo Campagnaro (Napoli), Gino Peruzzi (Velez Sarsfield), Federico Fernandez (Getafe), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United), Marcos Rojo (Sporting), Jose Maria Basanta (Monterrey); Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), Ever Banega (Valencia), Augusto Fernandez (Celta), Erik Lamela (Roma), Jose Sosa (Metallist), Fernando Gago (Velez Sarsfield), Pablo Guinazu (Libertad), Lucas Biglia (Anderlecht); Walter Montillo (Santos); Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid), Rodrigo Palacio (Internazionale Milano), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain)

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