Sabella turns to domestic talent
Alejandro Sabella has called-up four home-based players ahead of Argentina's World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Colombia.
Last Updated: 07/11/11 3:05pm
Argentina head coach Alejandro Sabella has called-up four home-based players ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Colombia.
After naming foreign-based players last week, Sabella added Boca Juniors goalkeeper Agustin Orion and defender Clemente Rodriguez and Estudiantes duo Leandro Desabato and Rodrigo Brana for the games on November 11 and 15 respectively.
The four players are due to meet the coaching staff this evening at the Argentinian Football Association training camp in Ezeiza city.
Sabella has a wealth of attacking options to choose from with Javier Pastore, Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Ezequiel Lavezzi, German Denis and Sergio Aguero all hoping to feature.
Argentina had a promising debut on the road to the 2014 World Cup as they hammered Chile 4-1 in Buenos Aires, but they lost 1-0 at Venezuela in the second match day last month.
The Bolivia match will be played in Buenos Aires, while the Albicelestes then visit Colombia in Barranquilla.
Argentina squad: Sergio Romero (Sampdoria), Mariano Andujar (Catania), Agustin Orion (Boca Juniors); Nicolas Burdisso (Roma), Federico Fernandez (Napoli), Martin Demichelis (Malaga), Luciano Fabian Monzon (Nice), Pablo Zabaleta (Man City), Clemente Rodriguez (Boca Juniors), Marcos Rojo (Spartak Moscow); Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), Fernando Gago (Roma), Pablo Guinazu (Internacional), Osvaldo Nicolas Gaitan (Benfica), Jose Sosa (Metallist); Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Napoli), German Denis (Atalanta), Sergio Aguero (Man City).