Argentina call up uncapped Bergessio, Barrientos

October 6, 2008

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Argentina called up uncapped San Lorenzo pair Pablo Barrientos and Gonzalo Bergessio on Sunday for their World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Chile this month.

Midfielder Barrientos and striker Bergessio were among six locally-based players who were added to the 18 foreign-based players previously named by coach Alfio Basile.

As expected, Boca Juniors playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme was also named in the squad.

Argentina, who have drawn their last six games, host Uruguay on Saturday and visit Chile on Oct 15.

Goalkeepers: Juan Pablo Carrizo (Lazio), Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar), Agustin Orion (San Lorenzo)

Defenders: Fabian Monzon (Real Betis), Javier Zanetti (Inter Milan), Martin Demichelis (Bayern Munich), Daniel Diaz (Getafe), Gabriel Heinze (Real Madrid), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United), Nicolas Burdisso (Inter Milan).

Midfielders: Juan Roman Riquelme (Boca Juniors), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Maximiliano Rodriguez (Atletico Madrid), Javier Mascherano (Liverpool), Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan), Angel Di Maria (Benfica), Pablo Barrientos (San Lorenzo), Cristian Ledesma (San Lorenzo), Leandro Somoza (Velez Sarsfield)

Forwards: Gonzalo Bergessio (San Lorenzo), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid), Carlos Tevez (Manchester United), Diego Milito (Genoa)