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Wednesday 31 October 2012

In brief: Franco Di Santo gets first Argentina call-up

Wigan forward among a number of Barclays Premier League players in squads for friendlies

  • Franco Di Santo's goals this season have been recognised by the Argentina coach

A number of players in the Barclays Premier League have been called up for international friendlies that are due to take place on November 14.

Wigan Athletic forward Franco Di Santo was rewarded for his displays in the Barclays Premier League, where he has scored three goals this season, with a first call-up to the Argentina squad for their match against Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.

He is joined in the squad by Fabricio Coloccini, of Newcastle United, and Manchester City’s Pablo Zabaleta and Sergio Aguero.

International squads for friendlies on November 14

Argentina (to play Saudi Arabia in Riyadh): Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Franco Di Santo (Wigan Athletic)

Brazil (to play Colombia in New Jersey, in the US): David Luiz (Chelsea), Ramires (Chelsea), Sandro (Tottenham), Oscar (Chelsea)

Zambia (to play South Africa in Johannesburg): Emmanuel Mayuka (Southampton)

Republic of Ireland (to face Greece in Dublin): Kieren Westwood (Sunderland), Seamus Coleman (Everton), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Stephen Kelly (Fulham), Shane Duffy (Everton), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), James McCarthy (Wigan Athletic), David Meyler (Sunderland), Glenn Whelan (Stoke City), Conor Clifford (Chelsea), James McClean (Sunderland), Robbie Brady (Manchester United), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City), Jon Walters (Stoke City)

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Key Points

  • Wigan forward Franco Di Santo called up to Argentina squad
  • International friendlies slated to take place on November 14
  • Republic of Ireland squad has 14 Barclays Premier League players