Ponzio gets Argentina call

River Plate midfielder Leonardo Ponzio is the only surprise name among the seven home-based players named by Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella for the World Cup Qualifiers against Venezuela and Bolivia.

Last Updated: 18/03/13 at 14:38 Post Comment

Leonardo Ponzio: Called up by Sabella

Leonardo Ponzio: Called up by Sabella

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Sabella announced 21 foreign-based players 10 days ago, including Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain.

Sabella has completed his squad list with those playing in the domestic league, with Ponzio getting the call ahead of Estudiantes' Rodrigo Brana.

Goalkeeper Agustin Orion, defenders Clemente Rodriguez, Sebastian Dominguez and Gino Peruzzi, and midfielders Fernando Gago and Maxi Rodriguez are the others.

Argentina host Venezuela on Friday in Buenos Aires, before they travel to Bolivia on Tuesday, March 26.

Argentina squad: Sergio Romero (Sampdoria), Mariano Andujar (Catania), Agustin Orion (Boca Juniors); Federico Fernandez (Getafe), Hugo Campagnaro (Napoli), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisbon), Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), Jose-Maria Basanta (Monterrey), Clemente Rodriguez (Boca Juniors), Sebastian Dominguez (Velez Sarsfield), Gino Peruzzi (Velez Sarsfield); Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Ever Banega (Valencia), Jose Sosa (Metalist), Pablo Guinazu (Libertad), Walter Montillo (Santos), Augusto Fernandez (Celta), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), Fernando Gago (Velez Sarsfield), Maxi Rodriguez (Newell's Old Boys), Leonardo Ponzio (River Plate); Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid), Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Franco Di Santo (Wigan), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris St-Germain).

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