Premier League clubs will reject Argentina’s request to leave their players out of the final round of matches before the World Cup.
It has been revealed that one English club have already been asked by the Argentinian FA to release a player early for the tournament in Qatar this month – and dismissed it out of hand.
It is understood the club have informed other Premier League teams affected by the club-v-country clash, and any further requests by Argentina will be met with firm resistance.
There are six Argentina stars in the Premier League – Lisandro Martinez and Alejandro Garnacho at Manchester United, Emiliano Buendia and Emiliano Martinez at Aston Villa, Cristian Romero at Tottenham, and Alexis Mac Allister at Brighton.
It is believed Argentina want their players to miss the Premier League fixtures on November 12-13 to begin their World Cup preparations early.
Lionel Scaloni’s side face the United Arab Emirates in a friendly on November 16 before kicking off their Group C campaign against Saudi Arabia in Qatar six days later. However, under FIFA rules clubs do not have to release their players until Monday, November 14.