Tigres' Guido Pizarro added to Argentina World Cup qualifying squad

Argentina rounded out their squad for October World Cup qualifying on Wednesday by adding Tigres' Guido Pizarro and other Argentina league-based players, including San Lorenzo's Emmanuel Andujar, Estudiantes' Mariano Andujar and Lucas Alario, of River Plate.

Pizarro, who will get his first call-up, was added to Atletico Madrid midfielder Augusto Fernandez, who is injured. Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia will also likely sit out also due to injury.

Two weeks ago, Edgardo Bauza named 24 players to the team who see action outside of the Argentina league.

Lionel Messi was removed from that list after the Barcelona star suffered a torn adductor on his right leg and the club announced he would need three weeks rest.

Biglia was injured on Tuesday during Lazio's 2-0 win over Empoli. Fernandez, meanwhile, underwent surgery for a torn ACL on his right knee, which he injured during Atleti's 1-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna.

Argentina face Peru on Oct. 6 in Lima and the players will fly directly there for match preparations. On Oct. 11, Argentina host Paraguay in Cordoba's Mario Alberto Kempes stadium.

Complete squad:

Goalkeepers: Nahuel Guzmán (Tigres de México), Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Mariano Andújar (Estudiantes LP),

Defenders: Facundo Roncaglia (Celta), Mateo Musacchio (Villarreal), Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United), Martín Demichelis (Espanyol), Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Nicolás Otamendi (Manchester City), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Emmanuel Mas (San Lorenzo)

Midfielders: Matías Kranevitter (Sevilla), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Ever Banega (Inter), Erik Lamela (Tottenham), Nicolás Gaitán (Atlético Madrid), Angel Di Mariía (PSG), Guido Pizarro (Tigres)

Forwards: Angel Correa (Atlético Madrid), Lucas Pratto (Atlético Mineiro), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus), Lucas Alario (River)