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Argentina player profiles
The Argentine team pose before a World Cup warm up match in Buenos Aires
Goalkeepers

Roberto Carlos Abbondanzieri
Made his debut for Argentina in June 2004, against Paraguay, aged 21. He currently plays for Boca Juniors.
Date of birth: August 19, 1972
Height: 1.86m (6ft)
Fact: Abbondanzieri was named South American Goalkeeper of the Year in 2003.

Oscar Ustari
Currently playing for Argentine side Independiente. As at March 2006, Ustari is yet to make his senior debut for Argentina.
Date of birth: July 3, 1986
Height: 1.84m (6ft)
Fact: Ustari was a member of the Argentina U20 side that won the FIFA World Youth Championships in 2005.

Leonardo Franco
Currently playing for Atletico Madrid.
Date of birth: May 29, 1977
Height: 1.88m (6ft 1in)

Defenders

Gabriel Heinze
Made his debut for Argentina in April 2003, against Libya, aged 25. Currently playing for Manchester United, Heinze has won 28 caps for Argentina and has scored 1 goal for his country (as at March 1, 2006).
Date of birth: April 9, 1978
Height: 1.78m (5ft 10in)
Fact: Although he holds an Italian passport, when given the opportunity to play international football at a senior level, Heinze chose to play for Argentina (his country of birth), rather than Italy (his father's home country) or Germany (his mother's home country).

Juan Pablo Sorín
Made his debut for Argentina in February 1995, against Bulgaria, aged 18. Currently playing for Spanish side Villarreal, Sorín has 70 caps for Argentina and has scored 10 goals for his county (as at March 1, 2006).
Date of birth: May 5, 1976
Height: 1.73m (5ft 8in)
Fact: Sorín was a member of the Argentina U20 side that won the FIFA World Youth Championships in 2005; at club level, his honours include cups and titles in four different countries—the Italian Serie A title with Juventus in 1996, the Argentina League with River Plate in 1996 and 1997, the Brazilian Cup with Cruzeiro in 2000, and the French Cup with Paris St-Germain in 2004.

Roberto Ayala
Made his debut for Argentina in November 1994, against Chile, aged 21. Currently playing for Valencia, Ayala has won 99 caps for Argentina and has scored 6 goals for his country (as at March 1, 2006).
Date of birth: April 13, 1973
Height: 1.77m (5ft 10in)
Fact: Ayala is the second most-capped member of the current Argentina squad, and the third most capped Argentinian player of all time; in 2005, he was included on the shortlist of the world's 55 leading players selected by contemporary professional footballers as part of the World XI Player Awards.

Nicolás Andrés Burdisso
Made his debut for Argentina in January 2003, against Honduras, aged 21. He currently plays for Inter Milan.
Date of birth: April 12, 1981
Height: 1.83m (6ft)
Fact: Burdisso transferred to Inter Milan from Argentinian side Boca Juniors in the summer of 2004; at the end of his first season in Italy, his club won the Italian Cup.

Gabriel Milito
Made his debut for Argentina in December 2002, against Mexico, aged 22. He currently plays for Spanish side Real Zaragoza.
Date of birth: September 7, 1980
Height: 1.76m (5ft 9in)
Fact: Milito was named Argentinian Player of the Year in 2002.

Leandro Cufre
Made his debut for Argentina in December 2000, against Mexico, aged 21. He currently plays for Italian side AS Roma.
Date of birth: May 9, 1978
Height: 1.76m (5ft 9in)
Fact: Cufre was a member of the Argentinian U20 side that won the FIFA World Youth Championship in Malaysia in 1997.

Fabricio Coloccini
Made his debut for Argentina in April 2003, against Libya, aged 21. He currently plays for Deportivo La Coruña.
Date of birth: January 22, 1982
Height: 1.m (ft)
Fact: Deportivo La Coruña is the fourth Spanish club that Coloccini has played for; prior to his move to Riazor, he also spent time at Alaves, Atletico Madrid, and Villarreal but failed to win any silverware.

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