The international careers of Diego Simeone and Gabriel Batistuta look to be over after they were omitted from Argentina’s squad to face Holland in a friendly next month.
Batistuta announced his retirement from international football last year but it’s is understood that he had reconsidered the decision and was available for selection. Simeone, Argentina’s most-capped player has continued to be available for sellection.
Coach Marcello Bielsa has included three uncapped players in his squad – Deportivo Coruna defender Lionel Scaloni, Atletico Madrid defender Fabricio Coloccini and Nantes midfielder Mauro Cetto.
Striker Hernan Crespo and midfielder Matias Almeyda are unavailable due to injury.
– Pablo Cavallero (Celta Vigo, Spain), Roberto Bonano (Barcelona, Spain).
– Roberto Ayala (Valencia, Spain), Fabricio Coloccini (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Walter Samuel (Roma, Italy), Mauricio Pochettino (Paris St Germain, France), Facundo Quiroga (Sporting Lisbon, Portugal), Lionel Scaloni (Deportivo Coruna, Spain), Juan Pablo Sorin (Lazio, Italy), Diego Placente (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany).
– Pablo Aimar (Valencia, Spain), Javier Zanetti (Inter, Italy), Marcelo Gallardo (Monaco, France), Mauro Cetto (Nantes, France), Juan Sebastian Veron (Manchester United, England), Esteban Cambiasso (Real Madrid, Spain), Santiago Solari (Real Madrid, Spain)
– Javier Saviola (Barcelona, Spain), Gustavo Lopez (Celta Vigo, Spain), Claudio Lopez (Lazio, Italy), Julio Cruz (Bologna, Italy) Ariel Ortega (Fenerbahce, Turkey).