Coco BASILE has named the remainder six players that will join the rest of the squad for Argentina's upcoming World Cup qualifier. There was some surprise inclusion and one notable returnee.
The six players are Agustin ORION, Christian LEDESMA, Gonzalo BERGESSIO, Pablo BARRIENTOS (all from San Larenzo), Juan Roman RIQUELME (Boca Juniors) and Leandro SOMOZA (Velez Sarsfield).
The most notable highlight of this inclusion has to be the four players from San Larenzo, which I'm not surprise as they are the current leaders in the Torneo Apertura. Perhaps, I would like to hear from those who has more knowledge on the domestic scene to give us their though about this inclusions.
However there is a bad news for now as Maxi RODRIGUEZ might be doubtful for the qualifiers after limping off in the Barca/Atletico match last Saturday.
Now to some European football from Sunday's fixture, starting with Italy's Serie A.
Ezequiel LAVEZZI scored in the first minute to put Napoli ahead of Genoa. But the home side rallied back to score three goals including one from Diego MILITO. German DENIS pulled one back in the 75th minute. Genoa won the game 3-2 despite finishing with only nine men on the field.
Lisandro LOPEZ was on target for FC Porto in their 2-1 win over arch rival Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese Liga.
In the Russian Premier League, UEFA Cup holders Zenit St Petersburg trashed Luch-Energiya Vladivostok 8-1 with Alejandro DOMNINGUEZ among the scorer. While Hector BRACAMONTE was on target for FC Moscow in their 2-1 win over YFK Shinnik Yaroslav.
Julio Hernan ROSSI scored from the spot for Neuchatel Xamax in their 3-3 draw with Bellinzona in the Swiss Super League.
While in the English Premiership, Javier ZABALETA was sent off in the match against Liverpool for a mistimed tackle on Xabi ALONSO.
Tennis – Del Potro Lost In the Japan Open Final
Juan Martin DEL POTRO was defeated by Czech Tomas BERDYCH in straight set 1-6 & 4-6 in the Japan Open final. This was his first loss since losing to Andy MURRAY in the US Open. DEL POTRO had won all four of his previous championship matches on the tour.
FIFA Futsal World Cup 2008
Honours were even in Brasilia as Argentina and Ukraine both settled for 2-2 draw in their Group C encounter. It was a thrilling finale as the goals were scored in the last eight minutes of the game.
Leandro PLANAS broke the deadlock first but Dmytro IVANOV equalized with two minutes left to play. A minute later, Sergiy CHEPORNIUK put the Ukrainian in the lead and may have won the game for them. But Argentina went on to equalized with 15 seconds left to play through Diego GIUSTOZZI.
Argentina final group game will be against Guatemala on the 9th of October.