Diego Maradona has spoken, and it will be Sergio Romero in goal for Argentina in South Africa. Having won the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada in 2007 and Olympic gold the following year, the AZ Alkmaar keeper proved his worth to El Pibe del Oro in three 2010 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying matches and made the number one jersey his own, despite a recent knee injury.
The youngster from Bernardo de Irigoyen picked up a knock 15 minutes into a top-flight match against Sparta Rotterdam towards the end of March. The club's medical staff initially feared he would be sidelined for a number of months, but Romero proved them wrong, and was training again within two weeks. “My injury hasn't changed anything," he told FIFA.com. "Everyone at the club did their job to enable me to put this behind me. The Argentinian team doctor came here a week after my injury and I spoke to Maradona several times on the telephone.”