Argentina name squad for under 17 South American Championship

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After the drama of the under-20 tournament, Miguel Micó has named his 23-man squad for the upcoming under-17 Sudamericano in Chile and will be aiming for World Cup qualification.

Argentina kick off against Venezuela on February 24th and the matches in the opening round come thick and fast with Los Pibes facing Paraguay, Peru and Brazil over the following eight days.

Just as was the case in the under-20 version, the top three from that group will go through to the final stage and the top four will qualify for the World Cup in India.

Boca Juniors have an impressive eight players in the final squad but the best known is Manchester City’s Benjamin Garré.

The grandson of 1986 World Cup winner Oscar Garré, Benjamin was at the centre of a scandal when Vélez Sarsfield reported Manchester City to FIFA over their signing of the teenager.

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Goalkeepers
Manuel Roffo (Boca Juniors)
Mauricio Maslovski (Rosario Central)
Leonardo Díaz (River Plate)

Defenders
Marcelo Weigandt (Boca Juniors)
Elías López (River Plate)
Joan Mazzaco (Rosario Central)
Nehuén Pérez (Argentinos Juniors)
Rodrigo Cavallera (San Lorenzo)
Rodrigo Scagliarini (Newell’s Old Boys)
Rodrigo Sequeira (Boca Juniors)
Laureano Grandis (Boca Juniors)

Midfielders
Agustín Almendra (Boca Juniors)
Facundo Fernández (Boca Juniors)
Valentín Barbero (Belgrano)
Fausto Vera (Argentinos Juniors)
Ignacio Pais Mayán (Racing Club)
Valentín Gasc (Lanús)

Forwards
Benjamin Garré (Manchester City)
Benjamín Rollheiser (River Plate)
Agustín Obando (Boca Juniors)
Facundo Colidio (Boca Juniors)
Julián Carranza (Banfield)
Mauro García (Lanús)

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