Vergini joins Messi, Di Maria and co in Argentina squad

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SUNDERLAND defender Santiago Vergini will be rubbing shoulders with Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero after being recalled to the Argentina squad.

Vergini has started Sunderland’s last five games after arriving at the Stadium of Light on a second loan deal during the summer.

And he has now been called up to a star-studded squad for the friendlies against Brazil and Hong Kong next month.

Vergini’s only previous appearance for Argentina came as a late substitute against Brazil in 2012.