Saturday, 26 September 2009

Pablo finally makes it

So that's what 120 minutes of Carling Cup football can do for you.

Diego Maradona has finally relented and picked Pablo Zabaleta for Argentina's two definitive World Cup qualifiers next month against Peru and Uruguay. After too many defeats in this campaign Maradona has torn up the squad and rebuilt anew, dropping Fernando Gago, Javier Zanetti, Maxi Rodriguez and others.

And he's replaced them with a handful of new European based players, including Pablo Aimar, Gonzalo Higuaín and our very own Pablo Zabaleta. I imagine this was a change for its own sake - it couldn't really be one based on Zabaleta's recent performances, because there haven't been any. But if he does well and Argentina make the World Cup squad he could make the twenty three. Which would be good.

Carlos Tévez also made the squad.

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