Report: Tottenham star could miss international due to visa issues

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TyC Sports have revealed that Cristian Romero could miss Argentina’s clash on Friday due to complications regarding a visa to enter the United States.

The report explains that Romero, along with Manchester United’s Lisandro Martinez, who have both been picked by Lionel Scaloni in the squad, have not linked up with the Argentina squad due to issues caused by the mourning period following Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

La Albiceleste take on Honduras in the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Friday before facing Jamaica next Wednesday. 

The Spurs and United defenders need visas to enter the United States, which have not yet been processed due to the closure of the American Embassy during the mourning period.

Romero and Martinez have instead travelled to Argentina to finalise the process, with the pair currently staying at the Argentine FA’s headquarters.

The report reveals that the situation could be resolved in the coming hours and the pair could be on the plane to Miami on Wednesday.

However, if the issue is not solved in time and should they not train with the squad on Thursday, they might miss the clash against Honduras.

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Given that the match against Honduras is just a friendly, Scaloni would likely not be too upset at being without two of his first-choice centre-backs. 

It will certainly be positive for Spurs and Antonio Conte if Romero plays one less game during the international break, and returns relatively fresher for the North London derby next Saturday.

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