[COPA AMERICA COUNTDOWN] After not including him in any of the teams he picked for friendly games in 2011, Argentina coach Sergio Batista selected Carlos Tevez for the Copa America, which Argentina will host.
Lionel Messi is one of three players from Spanish and European champion Barcelona in the team. Real Madrid leads all teams with four players in the Argentina squad.
The lone Argentine-based player is goalie Juan Pablo Carrizo of relegated River Plate.
Goalkeepers: Juan Pablo Carrizo (River Plate), Mariano Andujar (Catania), Sergio Romero (AZ).
Defenders: Ezequiel Garay (Real Madrid), Pablo Zabaleta (Man. City), Nicolas Burdisso (Roma), Gabriel Milito (Barcelona), Javier Zanetti (Inter Milan), Nicolas Pareja (Spartak Moscow), Marcos Rojo (Spartak Moscow).
Midfielders: Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Lucas Biglia (Anderlecht), Javier Pastore (Palermo), Ever Banega (Valencia), Fernando Gago (Real Madrid).
Forwards: Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Carlos Tevez (Man. City), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Napoli), Diego Milito (Inter Milan).