The absence of Red was more striking because the player entered this Sunday in the triumph of Manchester United over Brighton (3-1) when the regulatory time was fulfilled and practically did not take action.
The AFA did not specify the reasons for the disaffection of former players of Estudiantes de La Plata, World Cup in Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018.
In this way, the Argentine squad to face the friendlies against Brazil and Uruguay will be composed of 24 players: Agustin Marchesin (Porto), Juan Musso (Udinese), Emiliano Martinez (Arsenal) and Esteban Andrada (Boca Juniors), archers. Juan Foyth (Tottenham), Renzo Saravia (Porto), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), German Pezzella (Fiorentina), Walter Kannemann (Guild), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax) and Nehuen Perez (Famalicao), defenders. Guido Rodriguez (America), Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham), Leandro Paredes (PSG), Nicolas Dominguez (Velez Sarsfield), Rodrigo de Paul (Udinese), Marcos Acuna (Sporting) and Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla), midfielders; Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Nicolas Gonzalez (Stuttgart), Lucas Alario (Bayer Leverkusen), Lautaro Martinez (Inter) and Paulo Dybala (Juventus), forwards.
Gonzalez was the first player to arrive on Sunday in the Spanish city of Mallorca, where the team will concentrate until Thursday before traveling to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the first friendly against Brazil, on Friday at 14.
The squad led by Lionel Scaloni will fulfill his first practice in the Antonio Asencio Sports City on Monday, where he will return to work on Tuesday and Wednesday in double shifts.
After facing Brazil, the team will train on Saturday at the Al Hilal club premises in Riyadh, and a day later he will travel to Tel Aviv to meet Uruguay on Monday.