Goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin replaces Mariano Andujar in Argentina's Copa America squad

Modified 23 Jun 2015
Agustin Marchesin will replace reserve goalkeeper Mariano Andujar in Argentina’s squad

Santiago, June 23 (IANS) Goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin has been included in Argentina's Copa America squad after fellow custodian Mariano Andujar was ruled out for the remainder of the competition, the Argentina Football Association (AFA) announced on Tuesday.

Regular reserve goalkeeper Andujar fractured his wrist in the warm-up ahead of Argentina's 1-0 triumph over Jamaica and then travelled back to his country to have the injury assessed, reports

The 27-year-old is set to be reunited with his national teammates after coach Gerardo Martino wanted him to be in the squad for the knock-outs. He will presently serve as first-choice goalie Sergio Romero's back up on the bench in the quarter-final clash against Colombia scheduled for next Saturday.

Marchesin made his international debut for Argentina against Venezuela in March 2011, before a second appearance last October against Hong Kong.

Published 23 Jun 2015
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