CASTROMAN GETS ARGENTINA CALL-UP
By Ariel Hergott
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Italian based stars Hernan Crespo, Nelson Vivas and Diego Simeone have all been omitted due to injury but Gabriel Batistuta returns and seems set to lead the forward line.
Argentina have already qualified for the 2002 World Cup finals and may field an under-strength team to give some of their key players a rest.
Squad is as follows:
Pablo Cavallero (Celta Vigo), German Burgos (Atletico Madrid), Roberto Ayala (Valencia), Roberto Sensini (Parma), Walter Samuel (Roma), Mauricio Pochettino (PSG), Diego Placente (Bayer Leverkusen)
Kily Gonzalez (Valencia), Pablo Aimar (Valencia), Matias Almeyda (Parma), Marcelo Gallardo (Monaco), Juan Sebastian Veron (Manchester United), Lucas Castroman (Lazio), Claudio Husain (Napoli), Javier Zanetti (Internazionale), Juan Pablo Sorin (Cruzeiro)
Gabriel Batistuta (Roma), Julio Cruz (Bologna), Claudio Lopez (Lazio).