Argentina starting XI vs Japan confirmed

Argentina’s starting XI against Japan for the friendly in Tokyo on Friday has been confirmed, and it’s right here. On the weekend of the clásico de Avellaneda, the two Milito brothers – who once played for opposite sides in the derby – both start for Argentina, as of course does Lionel Messi, whose absence would have seen the AFA take a US$200,000 cut in their appearance fee. The match will be played at 7:50pm local time, which is 7:50am here in Buenos Aires. As such there won’t be anything going online here on HEGS until at least a few hours after it finishes, because I’ll be sleeping, but highlights videos will of course be posted right here once I’m back in the land of the waking.

Argentina starting XI vs Japan, international friendly, Friday 8th October 2010 (manager: Sergio Batista)


Burdisso —- Demichelis —- G. Milito —- Heinze

Mascherano (c) —- Cambiasso

Messi —- D’Alessandro —- Tevez

D. Milito


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