Argentina take on Saudi Arabia in an International friendly next month and Newcastle’s captain Fabricio Coloccini has been included in the squad.
Fab Coloccini – travels to Saudi Arabia and then Buenos Aires
Fabricio was included in the Argentine squad twice this season, and both times he returned to Newcastle injured, and missed games for Newcastle.
So we hope Fabricio comes back fit after the November 14th International, which is followed by another friendly game against Brazil in Buenos Aires a week later, and it’s a long way to travel for two friendly games.
Coloccini has made 34 appearances for the national team and has to be the best Argentine center-back on form over the last year, and of course he was selected to the Premier League team of the season last season.
So the travel alone will help to exhaust the players – never mind playing the two games.
We just hope it’s not third time unlucky for Colo and he picks up yet another injury while on International duty.
This is the Argentina squad to face Saudi Arabia, and it’s interesting that Carlos Tevez has again been left out:
Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Sampdoria), Mariano Andujar (Catania), Cristian Alvarez (Espanyol)
Defenders: Hugo Campagnaro (Napoli), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisbon), Federico Fernandez (Napoli), Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), Luciano Monzon (Lyon), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle)
Midfielders: Fernando Gago (Valencia), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), Augusto Fernandez (Celta Vigo), Enzo Perez (Benfica), Tino Costa (Valencia), Ricky Alvarez (Inter), Fabian Rinaudo (Sporting Lisbon)
Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica), Franco Di Santo (Wigan)