FIFA World Cup 2010: Argentina Name Provisional 30 Man Squad

Diego Maradona has announced his provisional 30 man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, surprising those in some quarters by not selecting Inter Milan’s Argentinian pair Esteban Cambiasso and Javier Zanetti.

There is no surprise in some of the big name inclusions, however, as Lionel Messi of Barcelona, and Carlos Tevez of Manchester City are among those European based players who will be on the plane to South Africa.

Maradona has selected a squad with its weight forwards, though, as he named seven centre forwards in this provisional line-up.

Argentina have until 1 June to name their final 23 man squad for the tournament, during which they face Greece, Nigeria and South Korea in the tricky Group B.

Argentina Provisional 30 man squad:

Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar), Mariano Andujar (Catania), Diego Pozo (Colon)

Defenders: Nicolas Burdisso (Inter Milan), Martin Demichelis (Bayern Munich), Walter Samuel (Inter Milan), Gabriel Heinze (Olympique Marseille), Nicolas Otamendi (Velez Sarsfield), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle), Juan Manuel Insaurralde (Newell’s Old Boys), Clemente Rodriguez (Estudiantes), Ariel Garce (Colon)

Midfielders: Javier Mascherano (Liverpool), Sebastian Blanco (Lanus), Juan Sebastian Veron (Estudiantes), Jesus Datolo (Olympiacos), Jose Sosa (Estudiantes), Maximiliano Rodriguez (Liverpool), Mario Bolatti (Fiorentina), Juan Mercier (Argentinos Juniors), Angel Di Maria (Benfica), Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle), Javier Pastore (Palermo)

Forwards: Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid), Diego Milito (Inter Milan), Martin Palermo (Boca Juniors), Carlos Tevez (Manchester City), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Napoli).

In This Story: Argentina

Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south.

With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, the second largest in South America after Brazil, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation by area.

Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

2 Recent Items: Argentina

  • Argentina lockdowns: Outrage over permanent restrictions in Formosa
  • 2021 Year for the Elimination of Child Labour – Kick-off event
  • In This Story: Diego Maradona

    Diego Armando Maradona was an Argentine professional football player and manager. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, he was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award.

    5 Recent Items: Diego Maradona

  • Lorenzo Insigne With an Incredible Assist! | Top Moment | Serie A TIM
  • Late soccer superstar Maradona illuminated on Naples castle
  • Argentines Petition for Diego Maradona Peso
  • Will Diego Maradona’s face be printed on Argentina’s banknote?
  • Diced Diego | Chinese artist creates Maradona’s portrait out of dice
  • In This Story: Greece

    Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it’s often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.

    2 Recent Items: Greece

  • Greece to extend territorial waters amid Turkey tensions
  • Nightclub taxi drives away lockdown blues in Greece
  • 2 thoughts on “FIFA World Cup 2010: Argentina Name Provisional 30 Man Squad”

    1. what r u doing !!!! man at least after watching the inter-siena game u should call cambiasso and janetti and why not in the hell is insua of liverpool isnt in the team
      BRING THEM BACK!!!!! its the want of every argentine fan

      Reply

    Leave a Comment