It’s good news today that both Jonas Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini have been called up for the Argentina national squad that will meet Ireland next week.
Coloccini – rightly recalled to Argentina squad
Both Newcastle players were named in the squad – and in our opinion – rightly so (yes – we could be just a little bit biased).
This is the first squad named by caretaker manager Sergio Batista, since Argentina fired their World Cup manager Diego Maradona last week.
It will be the very first International Football game ever played at the magnificent new Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
The game will take place next Wednesday night with a 7:45 pm KO, – and is just one day after England’s home game against Hungary at Wembley.
The Argentine squad will get together on Sunday, a day after tomorrow’s game at Glasgow Rangers, and we would love to see both players actually start for Argentina on Wednesday night.
Coloccini must have a great chance of starting the game, after the central defenders Maradona chose for the World Cup just weren’t up to the task.
Fabricio in particular must be pleased to be immediately recalled after missing out on the the squad that went to South Africa in the summer.
We hope both Newcastle players start and have good games on Wednesday night – but no injuries – please!