The Argentine will face Russia on 10 November before taking on Nigeria four days later.
The Argentina coach, according to a report on ole.com.ar, left out eight big stars playing abroad from the squad to face Russia and Nigeria in the friendlies billed for the Krasnodar Arena Stadium, but hinted that he will call up more players from the Argentine league for the clash.
Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Nahuel Guzman (Tigres UANL), Agustin Marchesin (Club America)
Defenders: Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Federico Fazio (Roma), Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), German Pezzella (Fiorentina); Eduardo Salvio (Benfica),
Midfielders: Lucas Biglia (AC Milan), Ever Banega (Sevilla), Marcos Acuna (Sporting CP), Leandro Paredes (Zenit), Emiliano Rigoni (Zenit), Matias Kranevitter (Zenit), Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta), Diego Perotti (Roma);
Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Mauro Icardi (Inter), Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain), Paulo Dybala (Juventus).