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World Cup 2010, Argentina Vs. Mexico: Argentina Starting Lineup

Diego Maradona has two small surprise for his starting Xi against Mexico.  

In addition to Nicolás Burdisso replacing the injured Walter Samuel, a change we knew was coming, Maradona is staying with right back Nicolás Otamendi.

Otamendi, who plays his club soccer for Vélez Sársfield in Argentina, started against Greece with Jonas Gutierrez suspended.  Otamendi had started frequently at right back leading up to the tournament.

In less of a surprise, Juan Sebastián Veron finds himself on the bench, with Maxi Rodríguez getting the start in midfield along with Javier Mascherano and Ángel Di María.

Argentina's starting XI:
G - Sergio Romero
LB - Gabriel Heinze
LCB - Nicolás Burdisso
RCB - Martín Demichelis
RB - Nicolás Otamendi
DM - Javier Mascherano
LM - Ángel Di María
RM - Maxi Rodríguez
F - Carlos Tévez
F - Gonzalo Higuaín
F - Lionel Messi