Coloccini handed friendly call-up
The 30-year-old centre-back was included in Alejandro Sabella's 18-man list of overseas-based players, which also featured Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Paris Saint-Germain's Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Sabella will add players from the Argentinian league to his group later this week for the Frankfurt encounter, which will be Argentina's final friendly before their FIFA World Cup™ qualifier against Paraguay on 7 September.
Provisional Argentina squad:
Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Sampdoria), Mariano Andujar (Catania)
Defenders: Federico Fernandez, Hugo Campagnaro (both Napoli), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United), Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), Marcos Rojo (Sporting CP)
Midfielders: Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), Fernando Gago (Valencia), Jose Sosa (Metalist Kharkiv), Pablo Guinazu (Internacional)
Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica)