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Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez, a fundamental piece of the Argentine National Team that won the Copa América last summer, confirmed on Twitter that he would head to South America for the FIFA World Cup qualifying matches in this international break.
Last week, various leagues across Europe came together to prevent their players from heading to what the UK calls the red list.
Despite the Premier League’s refusal to release players for these qualifying matches in South America, Martínez plans to go represent Argentina.
The albiceleste They are currently in second place, but they face some threats from the nations below them, so they will use these next three matches to improve their lead. Mark He also reports that another player heading to Argentina from the Premier League is Martinez’s Aston Villa teammate Emiliano Buendía.
If these two are the first of the leagues to want to retain their players, then it will be interesting to see what other players decide to do, be it sticking with their club or heading to South America.