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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