Gallardo is back
Aug 4. Coach Bielsa called 18 players for the match against Paraguay: Bonano, Burgos; Pochettino, Ayala, Sensini, Sorín, Samuel, Vivas; Simeone, Almeyda, Verón, Gallardo, Kily González, Gustavo López, Aimar; Ortega, Crespo and Cruz. Four players are out: Batistuta and Zanetti (injured), Claudio López (suspended -two cautions-) and Cavallero.
Jul 26. In Week 6 of the Preliminary Round, Argentina lost to Brazil 3-1. Alex header opened the scoring at 4th. Vampeta extended the advantage at 44th after a rebound in Bonano. One minute later, Almeyda closed the gap with a great left foot shot after combining with Crespo. Vampeta scored the final goal at 50th. Argentina didn't play well and had many problems to create goal situations. Vampeta was the best player. Argentina lined up: Bonano, Sensini, Ayala, Samuel; Zanetti (39th Almeyda), Simeone, Kily González (71st Sorín); Verón, Ortega (71st Gustavo López); Claudio López and Crespo.
Argentina are the leaders of the standings with 15 points followed by Uruguay and Brazil with 11. In Week 7, Argentina will host Paraguay on Wednesday, August 16 at the Monumental Stadium.
We have the box scores of all Argentine games played in this year and the schedule of the World Cup 2002 Preliminary Round.