When the provisional squads were issued by the World Cup countries last week, only Jonas Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini were named from the Newcastle United club.
Jonas Gutieerez – may be only Newcastle player at World Cup
There was news that perhaps Peter Lovenkrands, who hit 16 goals for Newcastle last season, and 14 of those this year, would be included in the Denmark squad – but he wasn’t.
And there was also news coming out of Slovenia that Newcastle’s 17 year-old top-rated youngster Haris Vuckic had a decent chance to make the Slovenian squad, and be given some international experience – but that was not to be either.
And with Fabricio Coloccini still a doubt to make the cut to 23 players for Argentina, it could be that Newcastle have but one player on display in South Africa this summer at the World Cup – Jonas Gutierrez.