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Riquelme included in Argentina squad

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Argentina coach Alfio Basile has included Juan Roman Riquelme but omitted Hernan Crespo from his list of 20 foreign-based players in his squad for World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Venezuela.

Riquelme has not been playing at Villarreal after falling out with coach Manuel Pellegrini but Basile decided to include the former Boca Juniors playmaker, whom he considers an important member of the national team.

However, the Argentina coach felt that it was best for Internazionale striker Crespo, who has not had much playing time at the Italian side, to remain in Europe.

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