Argentina select three Premier League players for World Cup qualifiers

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni during the Copa America final against Brazil at Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro July 10, 2021. — Reuters pic
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni during the Copa America final against Brazil at Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro July 10, 2021. — Reuters pic

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BUENOS AIRES, Sept 28 — Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has called up three Premier League players for next month’s World Cup qualifiers despite the South American country remaining on Britain’s Covid-19 travel ‘red list’.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero along with Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez have been named in the 30-man squad for 2022 qualifiers against Paraguay (away), Uruguay and Peru (both home) from Oct. 8-15.

Arrivals from red list countries must quarantine for 10 days and the three would therefore miss Premier League games on the weekend of Oct. 16-17.

In August, the Premier League refused to release players headed to countries on the UK’s red list due to strict quarantine rules on their return.

Last month, a World Cup qualifier between Argentina and Brazil was suspended after Brazilian health authorities accused a number of Premier League players of violating the country’s Covid-19 quarantine rules. — Reuters

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