Wednesday November 28 2012
Roma could ‘lose’ rising stars

The 2013 South American Youth Championship could have consequences for Italian giants Roma.

The tournament, to be staged in Argentina from January 9 to February 3, could rob the Giallorossi of two players.

Defender Marquinhos, 18, has been named in Brazil’s 27-man preliminary squad for the competition.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old Nicolas Lopez could be selected by Uruguay.

Should the duo be picked then they will potentially be unavailable for Roma’s League games against Napoli, Catania, Torino, Bologna and Cagliari.