Carlos Tevez and Lionel Messi Named to Copa America Squad

Carlos Tevez and Lionel Messi


The two were included in a preliminary squad as coach Sergio Batista released the names of 26 players who will train in preparation for the South American tournament.

'Carlitos' and "Lio" are among the seven strikers included in the list, as Inter marksman Diego Milito was also included despite appearing to be almost out of contention. Catania goalkeeper Mariano Andujar was also named to the squad.

The squad will stay in Buenos Aires training with 'Checho' and the rest of the Albiceleste staff, with locally-based players Diego Valeri, Enzo Perez, Luciano Monzon and Juan Pablo Carrizo given more leave to represent squads in the ongoing Clausura championship. 

At the end of June, the 26 chosen will be whittled down to 22 after the squad's final friendlies.

Provisional Squad for the Copa America

Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar), Juan Pablo Carrizo (River Plate), Mariano Andujar (Catania).

Defenders: Gabriel Milito (Barcelona), Ezequiel Garay (Real Madrid), Nicolás Burdisso (Roma), Javier Zanetti (Inter), Nicolas Pareja and Marcos Rojo (Spartak Moscow), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Luciano Monzon (Boca Juniors).

Midfielders: Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Lucas Biglia (Anderlecht), Ever Banega (Valencia), Esteban Cambiasso (Inter), Javier Pastore (Palermo), Diego Valeri (Lanús), Enzo Pérez (Estudiantes de La Plata), Fernando Gago (Real Madrid).

Delanteros: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Ángel Di María, Gonzalo Higuaín (Real Madrid), Sergio Aguero (Atlético Madrid), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Napoli), Carlos Tevez (Manchester City), Diego Milito (Inter).

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