Sanchez names Bolivia squad for friendly

October 19, 2008

Bolivia coach Erwin Sanchez has named an 18-man squad for Wednesday's friendly against El Salvador.

Sanchez has called 16 domestically based players, but limited his selections to players from clubs who have not advanced to the semi-finals of the Bolivian Clausura, so there are none from Aurora, Real Potosi, La Paz or Blooming.

Two players join up from overseas - Steaua Bucharest's Ricardo Pedriel and DC United's Jaime Moreno, who will get to play the game on home turf as it takes place at RFK Stadium in Washington DC.

The squad - minus Moreno - will train in La Paz on Monday before travelling to the United States.

Earlier this month, Bolivia defeated Peru 3-0 and drew 2-2 with Uruguay in the World Cup qualifiers, where they lie ninth in the 10-team South America Zone.

Bolivia squad:

Carlos Arias (Bolivar), Sergio Galarza (Oriente Petrolero); Ronald Rivero (Universitario), Luis Gutierrez, Miguel Hoyos (both Oriente Petrolero), Cristian Vargas (The Strongest), Enrique Parada (San Jose), Abdon Reyes, Ignacio Garcia (Bolivar); Jaime Robles (Universitario), Walter Flores, Jaime Cardozo (both The Strongest), Daner Pachi (Bolivar), Mauricio Saucedo, Darwin Pena (both San Jose); Ricardo Pedriel (Steaua Bucaresti), Joaquin Botero (Bolivar), Jaime Moreno (DC United).