Messi in Argentina squad for friendly versus Swiss

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Barcelona star Lionel Messi will headline Argentina's squad in an international friendly at Switzerland in Berne on Feb. 29.

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella announced the squad Wednesday, the same day FIFA's rankings came out showing his national team had fallen out of the top 10 for the first time since 2004. Argentina dropped to No. 11, one spot behind Denmark.

Apart from Messi, the squad features most of Argentina's top players. They include Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano, Real Madrid forwards Angel Di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain, and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.