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Crystal Palace star Julian Speroni misses out on Argentina World Cup call

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CRYSTAL Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni has not received a call-up for Argentina's World Cup squad. Manager Alejandro Sabella has named a 30-man provisional squad for Brazil next month, and despite wide calls for Speroni to be involved, he has not been selected. Instead, Sergio Romero, Mariano Andujar and Agustin Orion are the three custodians going. It is a big shame for Speroni, who has performed superbly week in, week out playing in the Premier League this season, while the likes of Romero and Andujar have struggled for first team places at their clubs. Speroni told the Advertiser in March that back home in Argentina, fans were likely to demand at least one of the goalkeepers going to the World Cup came from a side in the country, and this has gone to Boca Juniors stopper Orion. Speroni, who turns 35-years-old this Sunday, is now set to meet Tony Pulis about his future at Palace. And should they fail to come to an agreement, Speroni will be off, with a number of clubs in England and abroad keen to snap him up. Palace officials are, however, eager to offer him a new deal depending on talks with Pulis. It is understood co-chairman Steve Parish would like to keep Speroni involved at Selhurst Park after he eventually retires from the game too.

Crystal Palace star Julian Speroni misses out on Argentina World Cup call


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