5 Feb 2010

Maradona calls up 101 players in 15 months

11:39 am on 5 February 2010

The Argentina football coach Diego Maradona has called up 101 players since he took on the role 15 months ago, including six new faces for next week's friendly against Jamaica.

One of those six was later withdrawn from the list because the player has recently undergone surgery.

Maradona has faced intense criticism over his handling of the national team since becoming coach.

Maradona has little coaching experience and struggled to qualify Argentina for the World Cup in South Africa despite having some of the best players in the world.