Fernando Zylberberg left out of Argentina Olympics hockey squad
Wednesday 09 May 2012
Great Britain's men have avoided a meeting with controversial Argentina hockey midfielder Fernando Zylberberg later this month after he was omitted from the national squad.
The 34-year-old midfielder, who has captained the side in the past and played in two Olympics, was left out of the 18-man party to play in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia.
It reduced the chances of Zylberberg, who caused a political storm when he was shown in a video running in the Falklands capital Port Stanley and on the island's Great War Memorial, featuring at this summer's London Olympics.
Great Britain compete in the tournament, from May 24 to June 4, alongside the hosts, India, Pakistan, South Korea and New Zealand.
The advert in which Zylberberg appeared was broadcast on Argentinian television last week and carries the tagline: "To compete on British soil, we train on Argentinian soil" and ends with the words "Homage to the fallen and the veterans of the Malvinas. Presidency of the Nation".
On Monday, Argentina's National Olympic Committee distanced themselves from the advert.
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