Thursday, May 31, 2007

Argentine XI v. Switzerland

The Argentine press is running with what it believes will be Saturday's starting XI against the Swiss. It is thought that Alfio Basile will officially put out his team sheet at a press conference tomorrow. These were the 11 who lined up together in today's training session:
Roberto Abbondanzieri in goal; Javier Zanetti, Roberto Ayala, Gabriel Milito and Gabriel Heinze across the back; Lucho Gonzalez, Fernando Gago, Esteban Cambiasso and Lionel Messi in the middle; Hernan Crespo and Carlos Tevez up front.
After this weekend's match in Basel, the team fly to Barcelona to take on Algeria at the Camp Nou on Tuesday. It will the the 16th meeting between Argentina and an African country, with the South Americans holding the edge with 11 wins, 3 draws, and one loss (to Cameroon at Italia '90).

The match on Saturday can be seen on tape-delay Sunday, on Telemundo at 1pm ET. No word yet on any channel picking up the game on Tuesday.

National Team news (in Spanish) [Ole]


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