Duo return for Argentina
Palermo's talented midfielder Pastore was part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ squad selected by Diego Maradona but was not picked by Batista for the recent friendly with South Africa 2010 winners Spain.
Getafe's Ustari was the third-choice goalkeeper in Germany 2006 but Maradona after did not call upon him Batista has given him a new chance.
Benfica midfielder Nicolas Gaitan has received his first senior call-up after Maradona only selected him for a home-based squad for minor friendlies in Argentina.
Andujar (Catania/Italy), Ustari (Getafe/Spain), Romero (AZ Alkmaar/Netherlands), Zanetti (Inter Milan/Italy), Samuel (Inter Milan/Italy), G Milito (Barcelona/Spain), Burdisso (Roma/Italy), Zabaleta (Manchester City/England), Heinze (Marseille/France), Demichelis (Bayern Munich/Germany), Di Maria (Real Madrid/Spain), Gago (Real Madrid/Spain), Mascherano (Barcelona/Spain), Cambiasso (Inter Milan/Italy), Sosa (Napoli/Italy), Bolatti (Fiorentina/Italy), Pastore (Palermo/Italy), D'Alessandro (Internacional/Brazil), Gaitan (Benfica/Portugal), Tevez (Manchester City/England), Higuain (Real Madrid/Spain), Messi (Barcelona/Spain), Aguero (Atletico Madrid/Spain), D Milito (Inter Milan/Italy), Lavezzi (Napoli/Italy)