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Da Rosa earns call-up back into Bolivia squad

February 27, 2009

San Jose forward Alex Da Rosa has earned his first call-up to the Bolivia squad in almost five years.

Coach Erwin Sanchez selected him in a 21-man squad for a training camp ahead of the friendly international against Mexico next month.

"I'm very happy to be named in the squad," said Da Rosa. "I hope to take advantage of this chance."

The South Americans are bottom of their World Cup qualifying group with nine points from 10 games. They face Colombia on March 28 and Argentina three days later.

Squad: Hugo Suarez (Wilstermann), Carlos Arias (Bolivar); Enrique Parada (San Jose), Miguel Hoyos, Ignacio Garcia (both Bolivar), Edemir Rodriguez, Luis Gatty Ribeiro (both Real Potosi), Cristian Vargas (Blooming), Santos Amador (Wilstermann); Ronald Gutierrez, Walter Flores, Leonel Reyes (all Bolivar), Alejandro Gomez, Jaime Robles (both Blooming), Didi Torrico (Wilstermann), Joselito Vaca (Oriente Petrolero), Helmut Gutierrez (La Paz); Jose Castillo, Juan Arce (both Oriente Petrolero), Carlos Saucedo (The Strongest), Alex Da Rosa (San Jose).