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Argentina are not only defending their Olympic gold medal in football, but also in Basketball.

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The Team:

Coach
Sergio Batista, 45, Under-23 Coach

Goalkeepers:
Oscar Ustari (22) (Getafe, Spain)
Sergio Romero (21) (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands)

Defenders:
Pablo Zabaleta (23) (Espanyol, Spain)
Ezequiel Garay (21) (Real Madrid, Spain)
Federico Fazio (21) (Sevilla, Spain)
Nicolás Burdisso (24) (Internazionale, Italy)
Luciano Monzón (21) (Boca Juniors)

Midfielders:
Fernando Gago (22) (Real Madrid)
Ever Banega (20) (Valencia, Spain)
Javier Mascherano (24) (Liverpool, England)
Juan Román Riquelme (30) (Boca Juniors)
Angel Di María (20) (Benfica, Portugal)
José Sosa (23) (Bayern Munich, Germany)
Diego Buonanotte (20) (River Plate)

Forwards:
Lionel Messi (21) (Barcelona, Spain)
Ezequiel Lavezzi (23) (Napoli, Italy)
Lautaro Acosta (20) (Sevilla, Spain)
Sergio Agüero (20) (Atlético de Madrid, Spain)

Reserves:
Nicolás Navarro (Napoli, goalkeeper)
Nicolás Pareja (Anderlecht, Belgium, defender)
Lucas Biglia (Anderlecht, midfielder)
Emiliano Insúa (Liverpool, midfielder)

The reserves won’t travel but can be called up prior to the start of the tournament in case a squad member is injured. Argentina will play against Japan in a friendly on 29th July in Tokyo before traveling to Beijing.

Group A:
Cote D'Ivoire, Argentina, Australia, Serbia

Strange coincidence that this looks exactly like WC06 first round (swap Australia for Holland). Hopefully we will do better.
 

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El seleccionado de básquetbol se despide del público argentino enfrentando a México en Mar del Plata. Tras el partido, el DT Hernández anunciará el último corte y definirá a los 12 jugadores que irán a los Juegos Olímpicos.
The Argentina basketball team will play vs. Mexico today. After the game, coach Herandez will announce the final 12 players for the Olympics.
 

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You should see the Argentinian gymnastics team. They are rumored to give China a run for their money this summer.
 

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They didn't qualify.
 

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The unofficial Serbian call up for the olympics.

Goalies:
Vladimir Stojković (Sporting Lisabon), Saša Stamenković (Crvena zvezda), Željko Brkić (Vojvodina).
Defenders:
Pavle Ninkov (Crvena zvezda), Nenad Tomović (Crvena zvezda), Gojko Kačar (Herta), Slobodan Rajković (Tvente), Duško Tošić (Verder), Aleksandar Kolarov (Lacio) i Ivan Obradović (Partizan).
Midfielders:
Milan Smiljanić (Espanjol), Nikola Gulan (Fiorentina), Ljubomir Fejsa (Partizan), Predrag Pavlović (Napredak), Vladimir Bogdanović (Crvena zvezda), Zoran Tošić (Partizan), Dušan Tadić (Vojvodina), Stefan Babović (Nant).
Forwards:
Đorđe Rakić (Salcburg), Filip Đorđrević (Nant).

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It's not the strongest U-23 squad from Serbia unfortunatelly :(. Our two best u-23 midfielders are missing, Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina) who just won the Best Young Rising star in Italy award and Miralem Sulejmani (Ajax) who won the Best Young Rising star in Holland for the past year and just transferred to Ajax for 18 million euros. Big hit, but I still look for us to finish 2nd behind Argentina in this group.
 

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The Argentina basketball team:

Pablo Prigioni y Antonio Porta (bases); Emanuel Ginóbili, Carlos Delfino y Paolo Quinteros (escoltas); Andrés Nocioni y Federico Kammerichs (aleros); Luis Scola y Leonardo Gutiérrez (ala-pivotes); Fabricio Oberto, Román González y Juan Gutiérrez (pivotes).
 

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Argentina's basketball team lost two friendlies in a row against Spain and Lituania....things are not looking promising especially when the media cretises them even before departing to China.
 

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Thanks gloria :) yes please keep us posted!



The green one he's holding is Olympics mascot NiNi, symbol for gymastic games.

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http://www.sportsya.com/english/new...o_join_on_Friday.html?id=183743&id_estruc=283

China | Soccer | 31-07 | 11:32 hs

Argentina land in Shanghai, wait for Messi

The team coached by Sergio Batista arrived in Shanghai on Thursday, where they will debut at the Olympic Games; meanwhile, they wait for Lionel Messi after FIFA favorable ruling.

Hoping to defend the gold medal clinched in four years ago in Athens under Marcelo Bielsa's orders, Argentina Olympic soccer team arrived in Shanghai on Thursday, venue of their first game against Ivory Coast on August 7.

The team coached by Sergio Batista will practice there in order to get ready for the opener game.

They will stay at Huan Ting Towers Hotel, while the practices will be held at Song Jiang Stadium.

It is estimated that Lionel Messi will arrive in Shanghai on Friday; the young player withdrew from FC Barcelona preseason in the United States following FIFA ruled for Argentina.
 
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