By Diego Aparicio
31 January 2002 (TEAMtalk) - Uruguayan coach Victor Púa has called in 12 foreign-based players for the upcoming friendly match against South Korea.
Uruguay, the last country to qualify for this summer’s World Cup, will begin their preparations for their return to the world stage playing a tune up game against co-hosts South Korea on February 13 in Montevideo.
Among the Uruguayan players considered by Púa are Inter Milan playmaker Alvaro Recoba and Málaga striker Dario Silva. Both players did not support Púa’s stay in the national squad for the World Cup but eventually conceded their efforts to force Púa to leave the Charrúa hot seat.
The other ten Uruguayans playing abroad are goalkeeper Fabian Carini (Juventus), Gonzalo Sorondo (Inter Milan), Washington Tais (Betis), Pablo Garcia (Venezia), Gianni Guigou (AS Roma), Nicolas Olivera (Sevilla), Marcelo Romero (Málaga), Federico Magallanes (Venezia), and Mario Regueiro (Racing of Santander).
Púa did not include Uruguayan skipper Paolo Montero because the Juventus defender is recovering from an injury.
The remaining players to meet against South Korea will be selected from local teams. Púa, though, has not sent the list of local players that will join Recoba, Silva, and company for the February 13 match at Centenario stadium, the same venue where Uruguay clinched the 32nd World Cup spot last November.
Púa will begin training camp only two days prior to the friendly match, while South Korea will end their tour in Montevideo after their presentation in CONCACAF’s Gold Cup.
Here is the Argentinian squad for the friendly against Wales.We can see some new faces like San Lorenzo's goalkeeper Saja as well as Dominguez,Galletti,Cambiasso and Quiroga.Tha main event is the callup of Claudio Caniggia after amny years...
Goalkeepers: Sebastian Saja (San Lorenzo), Roberto Bonano (Barcelona/Spa)
Defenders: Diego Placente (Bayer Leverkusen/Ger), Nelson Vivas (Inter Milan/Ita), Jose Chamot (AC Milan/Ita), Federico Dominguez (Velez Sarsfield)
Midfielders: Juan Pablo Sorin (Cruzeiro/Bra), Juan Sebastian Veron (Manchester United/Eng), Pablo Aimar (Valencia/Spa), Santiago Solari (Real Madrid/Spa), Matias Almeyda (Parma/Ita), Cristian Gonzalez (Valencia/Spa), Facundo Quiroga (Napoli/Ita), Claudio Husain (River Plate), Esteban Cambiasso (River Plate), Juan Riquelme (Boca Juniors)
Forwards: Julio Cruz (Bologna/Ita), Luciano Galletti (Real Zaragoza/Spa), Claudio Caniggia (Rangers/Sco), Javier Saviola (Barcelona/Spa)
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