Gonzalo Higuain axed from Argentina's squad

Buenos Aires: Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and the returning Sergio Aguero headed the 23-man Copa America squad announced by Lionel Scaloni on Wednesday.

But there was no place for striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is on loan at Chelsea from Juventus.

Argentina will play in Group B alongside Colombia, Paraguay and guests Qatar.

Argentina have not won the Copa America since 1993.

Squad: GKs: Agustin Marchesin, Franco Armani, Esteban Andrada, Def: German Pezzela, Juan Foyth, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Acuna, Renzo Saravia, Ramiro Funes Mori, Milton Casco, Mid: Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Maria, Guido Rodriguez, Giovani Lo Celso, Roberto Pereyra, Rodrigo De Paul, Exequiel Palacios, Fwd: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martinez, Matias Suarez.

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