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Maradona goes with youngsters
May 20th, 2010 12:34AM
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[ARGENTINA] The release of Argentina's 23-player roster for the World Cup was such big news that the traffic shut down the Argentine federation's web site for hours. Coach Diego Maradona, who called up 108 players in 18 months, finally settled on a team of mostly European-based players but he's expected to rely on a core of young players at key positions.

Ten players were called up from Maradona's first game as coach, a friendly against Scotland in 2008. Defender Ariel Garce played his first international match for Argentina earlier this month against Haiti.

He is likely to start five players who are 23 years old or younger: Sergio Romero in goal, Nicolas Otamendi at right back, Angel Di Maria in midfield and star Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain up front.

Argentina Roster:
Goalkeepers: Mariano Andujar (Catania, Italy), Diego Pozo (Colon), Sergio Romero (AZ, Netherlands).
Defenders: Nicolas Burdisso (Roma, Italy), Martin Demichelis (Bayern Munich, Germany), Ariel Garce (Colon), Gabriel Heinze (Marseille, France), Nicolas Otamendi (Velez Sarsfield), Clemente Rodriguez (Estudiantes), Walter Samuel (Inter Milan, Italy).
Midfielders: Mario Bolatti (Fiorentina, Italy), Angel Di Maria (Benfica, Portugal), Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle, England), Javier Mascherano (Liverpool, England), Javier Pastore (Palermo, Italy), Maxi Rodriguez (Liverpool, England), Juan Sebastian Veron (Estudiantes) .
Forwards: Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid, Spain), Lionel Messi (Barcelona, Spain), Diego Milito (Inter Milan, Italy), Martin Palermo (Boca Juniors), Carlos Tevez (Man. City, England).



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  1. Darin Lewis
    commented on: May 20, 2010 at 11:28 a.m.
    Argentina better win the World Cup. Maradona omitting Zanetti and Cambiasso is shocking to me. Both players had an excellent season and are playing in the Champions League Finals on Saturday. I hope for Maradona sake that he sees something that millions of Argentina fans don't see.

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