Hasta El Gol Siempre

Argentina squad vs. Egypt


On Wednesday, Alfio Basile announced the squad of 20 players to face Egypt in a friendly in Cairo on the 26th of March. The squad consists entirely of Europe-based players, since the home- (and one Mexico-) based ones are in action next week in the Copa Libertadores and their domestic leagues.

Argentina squad to face Egypt, 26th March (managed by Alfio Basile):

Roberto Abbondanziere (Getafe, Spain)
Oscar Ustari (Getafe)
Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands)

Javier Zanetti (Internazionale, Italy)
Nicolás Burdisso (Internazionale)
Martín Demichelis (Bayern München, Germany)
Gabriel Milito (Barcelona, Spain)
Gabriel Heinze (Real Madrid, Spain)
Fabricio Coloccini (Deportivo de La Coruña, Spain)

Esteban Cambiasso (Internazionale)
Fernando Gago (Real Madrid)
Pablo Zabaleta (Espanyol, Spain)
Javier Mascherano (Liverpool, England)
Maximiliano Rodríguez (Atlético de Madrid, Spain)
Luís González (Porto, Portugal)

Julio Cruz (Internazionale)
Sergio Agüero (Atlético de Madrid)
Lisandro López (Porto)
Fernando Cavenaghi (Bordeaux, France)
Ezequiel Lavezzi (Napoli, Italy)

So Fernando Cavenaghi’s excellent goalscoring run for Bordeaux earns him a call-up. Leaving Moscow was a good idea after all, it seems. Carlos Tevez is left out, whilst the emphasis in this match, according to Basile, will be to experiment with a different system of play with Boca Juniors’ Juan Román Riquelme out of the side.