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Lionel Messi in Argentina roster for exhibitions against Ecuador, Bosnia-Herzegovina in US

Lionel Messi has been included in a strong Argentina roster for exhibition games against Ecuador and Bosnia-Herzegovina in the United States.

Already qualified for next year's World Cup, Argentina announced a 22-man group Friday that includes its top four forwards: Messi, Angel Di Maria, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain.

Argentina plays Ecuador on Nov. 15 at East Rutherford, N.J., and Bosnia four days later at St. Louis. Both opponents also are in the 32-nation field at Brazil next June.