The 30-year-old does not want to play for Argentina while Diego Maradona is in charge.
“It seems to me that I don’t have the support of the coach so while he is there we can’t work together,” Riquelme told Telenoche.
“I would give anything to play for Argentina and it is going to be very hard for me to watch qualifiers and the World Cup on TV.
“But I can’t work with the coach. The national team is over for me.”