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Team News: Gonzalo Higuain absent for Argentina

Gonzalo Higuain does not start for Argentina in today's World Cup Group F clash against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Rio de Janeiro.

Gonzalo Higuain has been left out of Argentina's starting lineup for today's World Cup Group F clash against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Rio de Janeiro.

The Napoli striker had been nursing an ankle problem prior to the game.

Meanwhile, Manchester City pair Sergio Aguero and Pablo Zabaleta are both named in coach Alejandro Sabella's starting XI.

Bosnia boss Safet Susic has dropped striker Vedad Ibisevic in order to bolster his midfield.

Edin Dzeko starts up front for the Golden Lilies, who are playing in their first ever World Cup.

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is also in the starting XI, while Roma playmaker Miralem Pjanic is in midfield.

Argentina: Romero, Garay, Campagnaro, Zabaleta, Di Maria, Messi, Rodriguez, Mascherano, Rojo, F. Fernandez, Aguero

Argentina's national team players pose during the Group F football match between Argentina and Bosnia Hercegovina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014© Getty Images

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Begovic, Bicakcic, Spahic, Kolasinac, Besic, Pjanic, Misimovic, Dzeko, Mujdza, Lulic, Hajrovic

Bosnia and Herzegovina players pose for a team picture during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014© Getty Images

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