Argentina have called up injured Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero for their World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Peru next month.

Injured Aguero called up, Zabaleta and Coloccini included but no place for Tevez

Aguero sustained a knee injury early in City’s opening Premier League match against Southampton on Sunday and was earmarked for a comeback at Stoke on September 15th.

But Argentina manager Alejandro Sabella has called up the 24-year-old to play at home against Paraguay on September 7th before travelling to face Peru on September 11th.

The other surprise decision in Sabella’s squad is a first call-up for 28-year-old Palmeiras striker Hernan Barcos.

Barcos said: “This is a prize after so much effort. It’s a proud moment for me to train and compete with great players that I admire.”

Aguero’s City team-mate Pablo Zabaleta and Newcastle’s Fabricio Coloccini are also included but once again there is no place for Carlos Tevez.

By SkySports