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Albiceleste names squad of 23 for Women's World Cup

Nine professional players from foreign clubs in Argentina's women's World Cup squad, with 14 players called up from domestic amateur league. Albiceleste have never won a game at the tournament.

Argentina have included 14 players from its domestic amateur league in its squad for the Women's World Cup.

Coach Carlos Borrelo also called up nine professional players from foreign clubs for the country's first Women's World Cup in 12 years. The Albiceleste has never won a game at the tournament, losing all its matches the previous two times it qualified, in 2003 and 2007.

Argentina's women's soccer league will become professional after the tournament in France.

The most recognisable players of the team are captain and midfielder Estefanía Banini, who plays for Spain's Levante, and striker Soledad Jaimes, who won the women's Champions League with Lyon.

 

Squad

Goalkeepers: Vanina Correa (Rosario Central), Gabriela Garton (Sol del Mayo de San Luis)), Solana Pereyra (UAI Urquiza).

Defenders: Virginia Gómez (Rosario Central), Adriana Sachs (UAI Urquiza), Gabriela Chávez (River Plate), Agustina Barroso (Madrid Club de Fútbol), Natalie Juncos (free agent), Aldana Cometti (Sevilla), Eliana Stabile (Boca Juniors).

Midfielders: Miriam Mayorga (UAI Urquiza), Lorena Benítez (Boca Juniors), Dalila Ippolito (River Plate), Estefanía Banini (Levante), Vanesa Santana (Logroño), Ruth Bravo (Tacón, Spain) Mariela Coronel (Granada).

Strikers: Mariana Larroquette (UAI Urquiza), Belén Potassa , Milagros Menéndez (UAI Urquiza), Florencia Bonsegundo (Huelva), Yael Oviedo (Rayo Vallecano), Soledad Jaimes (Lyon).

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