Bielsa unveils squad
By Patricio Figueroa. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
MARCELO BIELSA has announced his Argentina squad for the upcoming friendly match with Japan.
The flamboyant coach has called all his players from outside of Argentina because the local championship is nearing its conclusion.
The full squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Roberto Bonano (Barcelona), Pablo Cavallero (Celta).
Defenders: Roberto Ayala (Valencia), Walter Samuel (Roma), Diego Placente (Bayer Leverkusen), Facundo Quiroga (Sporting), Mauricio Pochettino (PSG)
Midfielders: Juan Roman Riquelme (Barcelona), Pablo Aimar (Valencia), Cristian Gonzalez (Valencia), Lionel Scaloni (La Coruna), Juan Pablo Sorin (Lazio), Matias Almeyda (Inter), Javier Zanetti (Inter), Santiago Solari (Real Madrid), Juan Sebastián Veron (Manchester United).
Strikers: Javier Saviola (Barcelona), Claudio Lopez (Lazio), Hernan Crespo (Inter), Ariel Ortega (Fenerbahce).