Maradona Divulges Argentina Call-Up

Diego Maradona called up 22 players for his upcoming friendly against France.  Five players that earn their bacon in Spain were called up by El Diego.  As promised, Lio Messi was part of that list.  Gabriel Heinze and Fernando Gago were the two players that were called up from Real Madrid and Maxi Rodríguez and Sergio Agüero for Atlético.

Former Mallorca man Jonás Gutiérrez came back to the Argentine lineup.

The biggest surprise of the list was the return after a two-year absence of former Real Madrid defender Walter Samuel.  After a long streak of injuries and instability defending the Inter backline, Samuel has once against earned an opportunity to wear the Albiceleste.

Argentina Callup

Goalkeepers:  Juan Pablo Carrizo (Lazio-Ita), Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar-Ned)

Defenders:  Javier Zanetti (Inter-Ita), Martin Demichelis (Bayern Munich-Ger), Gabriel Heinze (Real Madrid-Esp), Daniel Díaz (Getafe-Esp), Nicolás Burdisso (Inter-Italia), Walter Samuel (Inter-Italia), Javier Mascherano (Liverpool-Eng), Fernando Gago (Real Madrid-Esp), Maximiliano Rodríguez (Atlético Madrid-Esp), Jonás Gutiérrez (Newcastle-Eng), Luis González (Porto-Por)

Forwards:Lionel Messi (Barcelona-Esp), Sergio Agüero (Atlétic Madrid-Esp), Carlos Tevez (Manchester United-Eng), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Napoli-Ita), Lisandro López (Porto-Por), Germán Denis (Napoli-Ita), Ángel Di María (Benfica- Por).

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