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Why Manchester United’s Lisandro Martinez has not travelled to meet up with Argentina squad

Lisandro Martinez and Cristian Romero have not travelled to meet up with Argentina for their upcoming friendlies.


Both players were set to travel out to Miami for their game against Honduras in the early hours of Saturday morning, before they face Jamaica four days later.

However, Martinez and Tottenham counterpart Romero have both been left in limbo with the defenders prevented from travelling over to the United States as the US Embassy in England has been closed due to the Queen’s funeral.

As a result, the duo haven’t been able to get their visas in time to travel with their Argentina teammates for their clash with Honduras, according to TyC Sports.

Elsewhere on the Argentina front, Lionel Messi has linked up with his teammates for their final two games before the 2022 World Cup, which may well be Messi’s last.

Speaking ahead of Argentina’s upcoming friendlies, former manager Jorge Sampaoli has been explaining Lionel Messi’s genius:

“Directing Messi is directing a genius, he is a person who is above everyone, he knows even when are you going to lose and when are you going to win? With two glances he gives you a parameter of what is happening, he is a silent leader, but he understands what is going to happen,” Sampaoli told Chilean outlet ADN Deportes.

“He knows when the team that has prepared itself has no chance of winning, he knows, beyond his technical abilities and his ability to read the game, that’s why he’s a genius.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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