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OFFICIAL: Three Manchester City players named in Argentina squad for World Cup Qualifiers

Agüero is back!

Argentina v Bolivia: Group D - Copa America Centenario Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

The best striker in the Premier League will represent his country again, along with two of his teammates.

Manchester City stars Sergio Agüero, Nicolas Otamendi and Pablo Zabaleta have been called up by manager Edgardo Bauza for the next two Argentina matches in the South American Qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, against Peru (Oct. 6 and Paraguay (Oct. 11) next month. After missing the September international break with a calf injury, Agüero will probably be fit to play for his national team in a couple of weeks.

Kun Agüero has been in spectacular form for City this season since Pep Guardiola took over, scoring nine goals in just six appearances. Agüero is currently serving a domestic suspension, and with two more matches to sit out, Sergio will have more time to rest his body and avoid injuries this month until it's time for him to represent his country. Agüero was a backup striker under former manager Tata Martino, but it's interesting to see if the coaching change means more minutes for the City striker.

Zabaleta and Otamendi started both Argentina matches two weeks ago, against Uruguay and Venezuela. The Albiceleste picked up four points from those two games, and Otamendi scored a vital late goal to rescue a point against Venezuela.