This is the list of players called up by Maradona for the next two WC qualifiers against Colombia and Ecuador.
GK – Juan Pablo Carrizo (Lazio)
GK – Mariano Andújar (Estudiantes)
GK – Federico Vilar (Atlante)
D – Javier Zanetti (Inter)
D – Nicolás Burdisso (Inter)
D – Martín Demichelis (Bayern Múnich)
D – Gabriel Heinze (Real Madrid)
D – Daniel Díaz (Getafe)
D – Nicolás Otamendi (Vélez Sarsfield)
D – Juan Forlín (Boca Juniors)
D – Emiliano Papa (Vélez Sarsfield)
D – Marcos Angeleri (Estudiantes)
M – Christian Giménez (Pachuca)
M – Maxi Rodríguez (Atlético de Madrid)
M – Jonás Gutiérrez (Newcastle)
M – Fernando Gago (Real Madrid)
M – Javier Mascherano (Liverpool)
M – Sebastián Battaglia (Boca Juniors)
M – Juan Sebastián Verón (Estudiantes)
F – Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
F – Sergio Agüero (Atlético de Madrid)
F – Carlos Tevez (Manchester United)
F – Lisandro López (Porto)
F – Diego Milito (Genoa)
F – Gonzalo Bergessio (San Lorenzo)
F – Daniel Montenegro (Independiente)
An interesting list to say the least.
Two players called up from the Mexican League. I can’t rememeber the last time that happened, if it ever happened. I really can’t say much about those players as I do not follow the Mexican league.
Bergessio & Otamendi played well against Panama and are being rewarded with a callup. Good for them.
Up until now Carrizo’s been the starting GK, it’ll be interesting to see what Maradona will do with Andujar who is in outstanding form in both the Argentine league and in the Copa Libertadores.
Will Carrizo no longer be the starting GK?
As far as the rest of the team, I think that just about everyone that should be there is there.
The only player that I would mention that isn’t on the list is Gonzalo Higuain.
Higuain was in good form and established himself with Real Madrid this season.
If Lisandro Lopez, Diego Milito, and Bergessio get called up, I think that Higuain deserves a callup as well.