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Sabella undecided on final Argentina World Cup squad

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has confirmed that tomorrow he would make the first cuts from a provisional list of 30 players ahead of the 2014 World Cup, while admitting that he still was not certain about the composition of the final 23-man squad.

"We are going to train with less than 30 and more than 23... After that we will see, but those who do not start training will not be ruled out," the trainer explained today in a press conference.

Although he declined to give further information about who would be dropping out of the squad, Lisandro López, Fabián Rinaudo and Franco Di Santo would appear to be favourites for the cut, while a fourth departure would depend on the progress of those fighting injury.

Sabella continued by discussing the fitness of Boca Juniors midfielder Fernando Gago and Celta Vigo's Augusto Fernández, both included in the list despite carrying injuries. In both cases he affirmed that both would be given the chance to recover before a final decision was made.

And the coach also referred to the form of Martín Demichelis, the Manchester City centre-back who was one of the big surprises in the announcement of the 'Albiceleste' squad.

"He had a great season in a football that is extremely difficult, competitive and physical. He responded very well, I could not afford to leave him out of the 30 and then see," Sabella admitted.

"He is a wonderful person, he knows he has a chance to make the 23, why not? We have one week to make a final evaluation."
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