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Argentina to play next month in Maryland, New Jersey

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero during the Champions League round 16 match between Manchester City and Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, England, Feb. 24, 2015.
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero during the Champions League round 16 match between Manchester City and Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, England, Feb. 24, 2015. (Rui Vieira, Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) — Argentina will play exhibition games against El Salvador on March 28 at FedExField in Landover, and versus Ecuador three days later at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

The games, announced Thursday, are during the FIFA international match period, meaning top players should be available. Argentina's roster is likely to include Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano if they are healthy.

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Argentina and Ecuador are preparing for the Copa America next June and El Salvador for the CONCACAF Gold Cup the following month.

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