Argentina have accepted to play this month’s World Cup qualifiers without the European based players.
As we reported, this month’s South American World Cup qualifiers are in jeopardy. European clubs are not obliged to release their players for the qualifiers and due to the current COVID travel restrictions, it does appear as if some will not allow their players to travel to South America.
There was a meeting held on Friday between all 10 South American federations, the president of CONMEBOL and FIFA. The result for Argentina was that they agreed to go along with the World Cup qualifiers for this month using only South American based players. Brazil were against the idea of playing the matches this month.
A second meeting is expected tomorrow as not decision has been made yet. Lionel Scaloni’s team would play Uruguat at home and Brazil away.