Argentina names uncapped striker Scocco for Brazil friendly

Rio de Janeiro: Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has called up uncapped striker Ignacio Scocco for Wednesday`s international football friendly against Brazil.

Scocco, 27, has scored six goals in nine matches this season for Argentina`s Apertura championship leaders Newell`s Old Boys, reports Xinhua.

He will contest a starting berth with fellow strikers Hernan Barcos and Juan Martinez, who play at club level for Brazil`s Palmeiras and Corinthians respectively.

Recalled Brazil striker Luis Fabiano will miss the duel after failing to recover in time from a thigh injury.

The match, to be played in the northern Argentine city of Resistencia, is the second leg of the so-called Super Classic of the Americas.

Brazil won last month`s first leg in Goiania 2-1 after Neymar converted a last-minute penalty.