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Argentina add uncapped keepers for World Cup qualifiers

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 12 (Reuters) Uncapped goalkeepers Mariano Andujar and Agustin Orion were among five home-based players named by coach Alfio Basile as Argentina completed their squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers.

Andujar of Estudiantes was called up for the first time while San Lorenzo's Orion was reserve at the Copa America in July but did not play.

Basile also included Independiente striker German Denis, top scorer in the Apertura championship with 17 goals from 16 games.

Argentina, who have won their opening two games in the qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup, host Bolivia on Saturday and visit Colombia three days later.

Squad: Goalkeepers: Roberto Abbondanzieri (Getafe), Agustin Orion (San Lorenzo), Mariano Andujar (Estudiantes) Defenders: Javier Zanetti (Inter Milan), Nicolas Burdisso (Inter Milan), Martin Demichelis (Bayern Munich), Gabriel Milito (Barcelona), Gabriel Heinze (Real Madrid), Fabricio Coloccini (Deportivo Coruna), Hugo Ibarra (Boca Juniors) Midfielders: Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan), Fernando Gago (Real Madrid), Maximiliano Rodriguez (Atletico Madrid), Javier Mascherano (Liverpool), Juan Roman Riquelme (Villarreal), Federico Insua (America-Mexico), Sebastian Battaglia (Boca Juniors) Forwards: Hernan Crespo (Inter Milan), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid), Carlos Tevez (Manchester United), German Denis (Independiente) (Writing by Brian Homewood in Rio de Janeiro, editing by Peter Rutherford) REUTERS AB BD1620

Story first published: Monday, November 12, 2007, 17:07 [IST]
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