Diego Maradona Names Argentina Squad For Germany Friendly

Maradona has named a 20-man squad for the upcoming friendly against the Germans...
Argentina coach Diego Armando Maradona has named his squad for the upcoming international friendly against Germany. The Albiceleste will lock horns with the Nationalelf on March 3 in Munich.

The Argentinians recently beat Costa Rica 3-2 and Jamaica 2-1 with fully home-based squads, but Maradona opted to invite only three Argentina based players this time.

Foreign based stars such as Lionel Messi, Carlos Tevez, Gonzalo Higuain and Javier Mascherano were all included in the squad for the meeting with Germany.

"All the players are being tested. The ones who are not in this list have the same opportunities. I already phoned the 50 per cent of the players who will play the World Cup," said Maradona, according to FIFA.com.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Mariano Andujar (Catania/Italy), Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar/Netherlands)

Defenders: Martin Demichelis (Bayern Munich/Germany), Nicolas Otamendi (Velez Sarsfield), Walter Samuel (Inter/Italy), Nicolas Burdisso (Roma/Italy), Clemente Rodriguez (Estudiantes), Gabriel Heinze (Marseille/France)

Midfielders: Javier Mascherano (Liverpool/England), Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle/England), Angel Di Maria (Benfica/Portugal), Juan Sebastian Veron (Estudiantes), Jesus Datolo (Olympiacos/Greece), Mario Bolatti (Fiorentina/Italy)

Forwards: Javier Pastore (Palermo/Italy), Carlos Tevez (Manchester City/England), Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Spain), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid/Spain), Diego Milito (Inter Milan/Italy)