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Argentina squad vs. Egypt

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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):

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

Defenders:
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)

Midfielders:
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)

Forwards:
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.

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