No warning for Coloccini
Fabricio Coloccini says he only learnt of his omission from Argentina's World Cup squad through the media.
Last Updated: 20/05/10 5:48pm
Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini admits he only learnt of his omission from Argentina's World Cup squad through the media.
Coach Diego Maradona confirmed his final 23-man line-up for South Africa on Thursday after dropping seven players from his provisional squad of 30.
And 28-year-old Coloccini says the Argentina coaching staff failed to inform him that he did not make the cut.
"These decisions of the coach must be respected, and it's not only me who has been left out, but many players," Coloccini told the Evening Chronicle.
"But no-one from the coaching staff contacted me to tell me.
"Once I get beyond this hard time, I will be Argentina's number one fan, and I hope we come out champions.
"Like any player would be, I am sad about this decision. But I give all my support to these players to take Argentina to the top of the world.
"We should not be selfish and that is why I wish the best to the guys. It is the coach's decision."