Palacio called up to Argentina squad to replace injured Higuain

Inter attacker Rodrigo Palacio has been called up to the Argentina national team by Alejandro Sabella to replace Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain for the friendly against Saudi Arabia.

El Pipita suffered a torn hamstring in Los Blancos‘ midweek Champions League draw against Borussia Dortmund and is expected to be out for around a month.

Meanwhile, Palacio continued his impressive scoring form for Inter by scoring twice in the Nerazzurri‘s Europa League fixture against Partizan on Thursday and he will be hoping to add to the eight caps he already has under his belt.

The biggest surprise is the inclusion of Franco Di Santo, who has obviously impressed Sabella with his performances for Wigan this season.

Name Club
Sergio Romero Sampdoria
Mariano Andujar Catania
Cristian Alvarez Espanyol
Hugo Campagnaro Napoli
Pablo Zabaleta Manchester City
Marcos Rojo Sporting Lisbon
Federico Fernandez Napoli
Ezequiel Garay Benfica
Luciano Monzon Lyon
Fabricio Coloccini Newcastle
Fernando Gago Valencia
Javier Mascherano Barcelona
Angel Di Maria Real Madrid
Augusto Fernandez Celta Vigo
Enzo Perez Benfica
Tino Costa Valencia
Ricky Alvarez Inter
Fabian Rinaudo Sporting Lisbon
Lionel Messi Barcelona
Sergio Aguero Manchester City
Rodrigo Palacio Inter
Eduardo Salvio Benfica
Franco Di Santo Wigan

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