The FULL qualifying squad

So, it turned out on Sunday that the 18 names Alfio Basile gave us a few weeks ago weren’t in fact the only ones to be included in Argentina’s squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Chile (in the Monumental) and Ecuador (in Quito). I’d like to emphasise that there was no hint of further players to be included when I originally reported the squad to you back then. But it turns out the reason Germán Denis didn’t get a call-up was that the seven domestic players to be included weren’t named until Sunday. Fernando Belluschi also gets a first (as far as I can remember) inclusion.

Domestic players are highlighted in red (I hope, because no colours are showing up on this computer).

Full Argentina squad for World Cup qualifiers vs. Chile (13th & 16th October):

Goalkeepers:
Roberto Abbondanzieri (Getafe, Spain)
Oscar Ustari (Getafe)
Juan Pablo Carrizo (River Plate, on loan from Lazio, Italy)

Defenders:
Daniel Díaz (Getafe)
Gabriel Heinze (Real Madrid, Spain)
Gabriel Milito (Barcelona, Spain)
Fabricio Coloccini (Deportivo de La Coruña, Spain)
Javier Zanetti (Internazionale, Italy)
Nicolás Burdisso (Internazionale)
Martín Demichelis (Bayern Munich, Germany)
Hugo Ibarra (Boca Juniors)

Midfielders
Fernando Gago (Real Madrid)
Maximiliano Rodríguez (Atlético de Madrid, Spain)
Jonas Gutiérrez (Real Mallorca, Spain)
Juan Román Riquelme (Villarreal, Spain)
Esteban Cambiasso (Internazionale)
Javier Mascherano (Liverpool, England)
Federico Insúa (Club América, Mexico)
Fernando Belluschi (River Plate)
Daniel Montenegro (Independiente)

Forwards:
Javier Saviola (Real Madrid)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Sergio Agüero (Atlético de Madrid)
Carlos Tevez (Manchester United, England)
Germán Denis (Independiente)

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