Batista names attacking squad
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez of Manchester City spearhead Argentina's 26-man squad announced today for next month's Copa America.

Only four of coach Sergio Batista's squad are based in Argentina, which is hosting the competition from 1-24 July.

Argentina squad:

Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar/NED), Juan Pablo Carrizo (River Plate), Mariano Andujar (Catania/ITA)
Defenders: Gabriel Milito (Barcelona/ESP), Ezequiel Garay (Real Madrid/ESP), Nicolas Burdisso (Roma/ITA), Javier Zanetti (Inter Milan/ITA), Nicolas Pareja (Spartak Moscow/RUS), Marcos Rojo (Spartak Moscow/RUS), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City/ENG), Fabian Monzon (Boca Juniors)
Midfielders: Javier Mascherano (Barcelona/ESP), Lucas Biglia (Anderlecht/BEL), Ever Banega (Valencia/ESP), Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan/ITA), Javier Pastore (Palermo/ITA), Diego Valeri (Lanus), Fernando Gago (Real Madrid/ESP), Enzo Perez (Estudiantes de La Plata)
Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona/ESP), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid/ESP), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid/ESP), Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Napoli/ITA), Carlos Tevez (Manchester City/ENG), Diego Milito (Inter Milan/ITA)