The game is this wednesday, and I am hoping some of the players involved in the Confederation cup would play. Argentina didn't recall Crespo and Ayala, but I am not sure if they did so with the Inter players.
Argentina Rest Crespo, Ayala & Mascherano From Cup Squad
6/12/2005 10:11:00 PM
Having already qualified for next summerís World Cup finals in Germany, Argentina have omitted some familiar names from their squad for the Fifa Confederations Cup that kicks off in the same country this week.
Coach Jose Pekerman has rested experienced Europe-based players such as Hernan Crespo and Roberto Ayala, and left out Boca Juniors goalkeeper Roberto Abbondanzieri, and River Plate pair Luis Gonzalez and Javier Mascherano, because they are still involved in the Copa Libertadores.
Midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron, out of favour Pekerman took over as coach last September, is also left out.
But Real Madrid defender Walter Samuel, recalled to the squad for this monthís Conmebol World Cup qualifiers after a six-month absence, is included in the Confederations Cup squad.
Pekerman has also included Manchester United defender Gabriel Heinze, the Villarreal trio of Juan Pablo Sorin, Juan Roman Riquelme and Luciano Figueroa, and Brazilian-based forward Carlos Tevez of Corinthians in the 23-man squad.
Two uncapped players have also been selected - defender Martin Demichelis of Bayern Munich, and striker Mario Santana, of Palermo.