Newcastle’s captain Fabricio Coloccini started for Argentina last night in Riyadh draw against Saudi Arabia, and helped the South American side keep a clean sheet in their 0-0 draw, and this was Fabricio’s 35th cap for his country, and he played the whole game.
The Argentine team that started last night – there’s some great players there
Fabricio returned to the Argentine side last night after a long two year absence, during which time he has played his best football for Newcastle, and the Argentine got in the Premier League Team of the Season last May.
The news is that Fabricio looked cool and calm at the back, and looked impressive for the Argentine side, who have had problems at the back over the last two years, and certainly in the World Cup in South Africa in 2010, when Fabricio was surprisingly omitted from the squad.
Coloccini was the best defender last night for his country, especially in the second half when the South American side came under some pressure from Saudi Arabia, and he even cleared off the line to keep the clean sheet on his return to International football.
From what we can tell Fabricio came through the game unscathed, although he cannot play against Swansea City on Saturday afternoon, as he still has two games to serve of his three match ban for being sent off at Liverpool.
Fab should start the game on the following Thursday when we entertain Maritimo in the Europe League, and a win in that game will see us qualify for the knock out rounds.
It’s great top see Coloccini back playing for Argentina.
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