Cristian Romero and Lisandro Martinez are ‘UNABLE to join Argentina squad in USA due to visa issues’
Cristian Romero and Lisandro Martinez CANNOT join Argentina’s squad in the US ‘due to visa issues’ ahead of Qatar’s final matches for the World Cup ‘due to visa issues’…
- Lisandro Martinez and Cristian Romero have not joined the Argentine squad
- They didn’t get a visa to go to America from the US embassy in London
- The embassy is closed in mourning after the death of Queen Elizabeth II
- Argentina will play their last two matches before the World Cup in the USA
Cristian Romero and Lisandro Martinez failed to join their Argentine teammates in Miami for a clash with Honduras.
The Premier League’s central defenders were unable to register their visas with the US Embassy in London after it was closed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. TyC Sports.
Romero and Martinez, who play for Tottenham and Manchester United respectively, will miss the chance to join their squad for the last time before their World Cup roster is announced in November.
Cristiano Romero (left) and Lisandro Martinez failed to join Argentina’s squad
The centre-back’s team will almost certainly be included in Lionel Scaloni’s final roster to make the trip to Qatar.
Martinez has adapted well to the Premier League since his prominent move from Ajax, and Romero has become a key figure at the heart of the Spurs defense alongside recalled England defender Eric Dier.
TyC reports that the couple will now have to travel to their home country to have their visas processed before they can enter the US, and until then they will train at the Argentine FA headquarters.
With the US embassy in London closed, the couple have not received their US visas
Argentina will face Honduras on Saturday and the two will be available for selection in that clash after predictions they could be on a plane to Miami on Wednesday.
Both will definitely still be part of the Qatar World Cup squad
In their second game of the international break, they will face Jamaica in New Jersey on Wednesday, September 28, which will also be their last confirmed game before a World Cup opener against Saudi Arabia on November 22.
Lionel Messi, Angel di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Nicolas Tagliafico and Paulo Dybala have all joined the squad in Florida ahead of the international break.
Messi is a certainty to add to his 162 caps in Qatar – injuries permitting – and the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner looks set to be at his best again, starring for PSG alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar .
The former Barcelona talisman has already scored 14 goals (six goals, eight assists) in just 11 appearances in all competitions in 2022-23 so far.
At the age of 35, the 2022 Word Cup could be the little magician’s last, and after inspiring his side to the 2014 Brazil final, he will definitely want to take it one step further to add an extra jewel. add to an already brilliant career.
Lionel Messi is already in sparkling form for PSG with 14 contributions in 11 games