On Wednesday (20 February) in Buenos Aires, Argentina's national football team manger, Vladislao Cap,named his first fourteen choices for the squad of twenty-two players he will take to Germany for the World Cup finals in June this year.
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Background: On Wednesday (20 February) in Buenos Aires, Argentina's national football team manger, Vladislao Cap,named his first fourteen choices for the squad of twenty-two players he will take to Germany for the World Cup finals in June this year.
Cap selected them from seven different first division clubs. Four - the largest number from any one club - come from Independients of Avollaneda who are the unofficial world club champions. Some of the remaining eight players are expected to be selected from among Argentines playing abroad. Strongly favoured for selection are: goalkeeper Daniel Carnevalli of Las Palmas club in Majorca; defender Angel Bargas of the French club Nantes; forwards Ruben Ayala and Hector Yazalde of Athletico Medrid and Sporting Liabon; and veteran Roberto Perfumo.
The squad started training on Thursday (21 February). They are beginning with twice-weekly sessions. Later, in April, they will change to daily sessions. So far, only one international match is planned against England on May 22. Others are being planned but football officials in Buencs Aires said that none would be against Argentina's rivals in Group Four - Italy, Poland and Haiti.