Mascherano in Argentine training camp squad

Liverpool's Javier Mascherano has been called up to Argentina's training camp ahead of their Copa America campaign which begins on June 28th.

Argentina's coach Alfio Basile has selected nine overseas players in his party, including Liverpool target Carlos Tevez currently owned – we are assured – by West Ham.

Mascherano played for Argentina in a midweek friendly against Algeria played in Barcelona. The training camp begins on June 15th and coach Basile will need to cut his squad down to 22 by the June 21st deadline. It's likely that Mascherano will be included in the squad for the tournament along with the other overseas players: "I'm not going to call a player to train in Ezeiza to then set him aside later," said Basile.

Argentina's first game is against the USA in Venezuela, which will be followed by their other Group C fixtures against Paraguay and Colombia, to be held in Maracaibo and Barquisimeto.