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south american qualifying

Young trio selected in Bolivia squad

May 16, 2009

Bolivia coach Erwin Sanchez has called up youngsters Gilbert Alvarez, Leonel Justiniano and Samuel Galindo for the first time ahead of the training camp to prepare the next round of World Cup qualifiers.

Sanchez has selected a 23-man home-based squad to train next week in preparation for the visit of Venezuela to La Paz on June 6th and the trip to face Chile in Santiago four days later.

Midfielder Justiniano and forwards Alvarez and Galindo were part of the under-17 squad that took part in the recent South American championships in Chile.

"I am very happy for being called. I did not expect to be named. Now I am decided to win a spot in the squad to play against Venezuela," said Alvarez to ATB television network.

Bolivia squad:

Carlos Arias (Bolivar), Carlos Lampe (Universitario); Miguel Hoyos, Abdon Reyes (both Bolivar), Edemir Rodriguez, Luis Gatty Ribeiro (both Real Potosi), Helmuth Gutierrez (La Paz FC), Ronald Rivero (Universitario); Ronald Eguino (Real Potosi), Joselito Vaca (Oriente), Ignacio Garcia, Leonel Reyes, Walter Flores (three Bolivar), Jaime Robles, Alejandro Gomez (both Blooming), Leonel Justiniano (Callejas), Mauricio Saucedo (Universitario), Didi Torrico (Wilstermann); Julio Hurtado (Aurora), Alex da Rosa (San Jose), Samuel Galindo (Real America), Gerardo Yecerotte (Real Potosi), Gilbert Alvarez (Callejas).