No real surprises in latest Argentina squad but Lisandro López gets a shot


Former Arsenal defender, Lisandro Lopez will face Romania in March

There were very few surprises in Alejandro Sabella’s latest squad for the upcoming friendly against Romania on March 5th. Despite media claims there were still no places for the likes of Carlos Tevez, Esteban Cambiasso or Malaga keeper, Willy Caballero and instead perhaps the only surprise was the inclusion of Getafe defender, Lisandro López. The former Arsenal centre back moved to Benfica last year and has impressed during his season long loan with Getafe and so Sabella has rewarded him with a call-up. It is no secret that the defence is the area that Sabella is still experimenting with so López’s inclusion makes him a real possibility for the World Cup. Gino Peruzzi also returned to the squad for the first time since his move to Catania. SEE THE FULL SQUAD HERE….

Squad for Romania

Mariano Andujar (Catania)
Sergio Romero (Monaco)

Lisandro López (Getafe)
Hugo Campagnaro (Inter Milan)
Federico Fernandez (Napoli)
Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)
Ezequiel Garay (Benfica)
Marco Rojo (Sporting Portugal)
José Basanta (Monterrey)
Nicolas Otamendi (Atlético Mineiro)

Javier Mascherano (Barcelona)
José Sosa (Atletico Madrid)
Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid)
Augusto Fernández (Celta Vigo)
Ricardo Alvarez (Inter Milan)
Gino Peruzzi (Catania)
Lucas Biglia (Lazio)

Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Rodrigo Palacios (Inter Milan)
Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli)
Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)
Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain)

It is also worth noting that some of the players that currently play in Argentina will be added to this squad, notably, Agustin Orion, Fernando Gago, Ever Banega and Maxi Rodriguez.

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