Maradona gave the list of players today for the upcoming friendly against Russia.
Huracan’s talented central midfielder Mario Bolatti is receiving his first call up to the national team. Bolatti was one of the best players in the Clausura 09 and is definitely a player to watch.
Otamendi is getting another call up and he is also another promising player, among the best in the new generation of defenders coming out of Argentina.
Unfortunately, on the list there are also players that are not deserving of a call up.
Papa, Heinze, Gutierrez, Aguero, Diaz, Burdisso, Datolo, Battaglia, Tevez (who is currently injured) are highly questionable call ups.
Can anyone guess what Daniel Diaz, Burdisso, Datolo, Battaglia and Tevez have in common?
GK – Juan Pablo Carrizo (Real Zaragoza)
GK – Mariano Andujar (Catania)
D – Javier Zanetti (Inter Milan)
D – Emiliano Papa (Vélez Sarsfield)
D – Gabriel Heinze (Real Madrid)
D – Daniel Díaz (Getafe)
D – Nicolás Burdisso (Inter Milan)
D – Nicolás Otamendi (Vélez Sarsfield)
D – Martín Demichelis (Bayern Munich)
M – Javier Mascherano (Liverpool)
M – Fernando Gago (Real Madrid)
M – Sebastian Battaglia (Boca Juniors)
M – Mario Bolatti (Huracán)
M – Maximiliano Rodríguez (Atlético de Madrid)
M – Jonás Gutiérrez (Newcastle United)
M – Jesús Dátolo (Nápoli)
M – Juan Sebastián Verón (Estudiantes de La Plata)
F – Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
F – Sergio Agüero (Atlético de Madrid)
F – Carlos Tevez (Manchester City)
F – Lisandro López (Lyon)
F – Diego Milito (Inter Milan)
F – Ezequiel Lavezzi (Nápoli)