Argentina vs. Venezuela, 2014 World Cup qualifying: Lineups

Argentina are taking on Venezuela in COMNEBOL World Cup qualifying action, and the big question about Alejandro Sabella's lineup is how it's going to utilise Lionel Messi. With Gonzalo Higuain playing at centre forward, the world's best player isn't going to get to occupy the space he normally likes. Will he start wide with Ezequiel Lavezzi on the opposite flank? At the head of a diamond in a 4-3-1-2? I don't know, but I'm looking forward to finding out.

Venezuela, meanwhile, look as though they're in a pretty typical 4-4-2. It'll be a surprise if they can come away from Buenos Ares with a result, but hey, miracles can happen.

Argentina starting lineup:
Sergio Romero; Pablo Zabaleta, Federico Fernández, Ezequiel Garay, Marcos Rojo; Fernando Gago, Javier Mascherano, Walter Montillo; Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuaín, Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Venezuela starting lineup: Dani Hernández; Alexander González, Oswaldo Vizcarrondo, Andres Túñez, Gabriel Cichero, Tomás Rincón, Franklin Lucena, Luis Manuel Seijas, Juan Arango, Frank Feltscher, Salomon Rondón.

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