Bolivia selects squad for 2 World Cup qualifiers
Bolivia coach Gustavo Quinteros has selected a 24-man squad led by Shakhtar Donetsk striker Marcelo Moreno Martins for World Cup qualifying matches against Argentina and Venezuela.
Captain Ronald Raldes, a defender with Argentine club Colon, has been called up despite being suspended for the match in Buenos Aires on Nov. 11. Bolivia visits Venezuela four days later.
The squad contains five players based in foreign teams, including goalkeeper Carlos Arias, of Spanish club Cordoba, and defender Ronald Rivero, who plays in China with Shenzhen Ruby.
Bolivia lost its two opening qualifying matches, a 4-2 loss at Uruguay followed by a 2-1 defeat at home to Colombia.