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FIFA World Cup: Premier League Clubs to Reject Argentina’s Request to Release Players Early
- Argentina players in the Premier League who are called to represent their country at the FIFA World Cup will have to wait until November 14 to report to camp
- Premier League clubs are set to deny an earlier request by the Argentina FA to excuse their players earlier
- Top players like Lisandro Martinez, Cristian Romero and Emiliano Martinez are set to be part of Lionel Scaloni's squad
The Argentina national football team is set to be handed a big blow as Premier League clubs plan to reject their request to release their players early.
Argentina's football association had requested that their players be exempted from the last round of matches between November 12 and November 13.
However, FIFA has directed that clubs must release all the players called up for international duty by November 14. National teams can, therefore, not force players to join training camps earlier than the set date.
Daily Mail reports that the South American nation had requested an unnamed club to release their player early.
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The request was rejected and the report further states that all other clubs are set to follow suit, only releasing players after the matches on November 12/13.
Which Argentina players are called?
Argentina has seven players in the Premier League. Of the seven, at least four are assured of call-ups to go to Qatar from head coach Lionel Scaloni.
Manchester United's Lisandro Martinez, Manchester City's Julian Alvarez, Tottenham's Cristian Romero and Aston Villa's Emi Martinez are certain to join Lionel Messi and co in Qatar.
Brighton's Alexis McAllister will also be pushing for a spot after a remarkable start to the campaign. Aston Villa's Emiliano Buendia and Manchester United's Alejandro Garnacho might find it a little bit harder to get in.
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Martinez vows to go to war for Lionel Messi
Sports Brief had earlier reported that Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez has rejected Lionel Messi's decision to quit the national team after the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Messi, who first appeared for La Albiceleste at the 2006 World Cup, had earlier revealed his decision to bring the curtain down on his national team career.
However, Martinez isn’t ready to accept Messi retiring from international competition with Argentina just yet.