Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Gabriel Heinze is only injury worry for Argentina ahead of Venezuela clash

Argentina coach Alfio Basile looks set to name a unchanged side against Venezuela tonight, preferring to stick with the same eleven that provided success against Chile.

The only injury doubt is Gabriel Heinze who has some muscle damage in his left leg and may be rested for the tie so as not to inflame the problem. If he is rested, either Hugo Ibarra or Nicolas Burdisso are expected to be brought into the side.

There were reports after the Chile game that Carlos Tevez may be dropped in favour of Sergio Aguero. However, it seems that despite his lacklustre performance in that match, Basile is content to give Tevez another chance up front against Venezuela.

As for Venezuela, star man Juan Arango is a doubt after picking up a knock in their win over Ecuador, but is likely to play some part in the match. Otherwise, they have a clean bill of health, although boss Richard Paez has hinted that they may adopt a more attacking approach against the Argentines and therefore may make a couple of changes from their last match.

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