Emiliano Martinez, Emiliano Buendia available for two matches for Argentina in September


Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia are both travelling with the Argentina national team but would only be available for two of the three matches.

Martinez had already tweeted out that he is travelling to be with the Argentina team but there was nothing regarding Buendia. Aston Villa have released a statement saying that both players are travelling for the September matches with the club’s permission.

However, both players would only be available for the first two World Cup qualifying matches. That means that they would be able to play against Venezuela and Brazil but would not be available for the third match against Bolivia.

For Argentina, that means 19 of the 30 players called-up to the squad are available.

Emiliano Martinez
Franco Armani
Geronimo Rulli
Lisandro Martinez
Gonzalo Montiel
German Pezzella
Juan Foyth
Marcos Acuna
Nicolas Tagliafico
Rodrigo De Paul
Guido Rodriguez
Exequiel Palacios
Leandro Paredes
Alejandro Papu Gomez
Emiliano Buendia
Angel Correa
Angel Di Maria
Julian Alvarez
Lionel Messi


  1. I am glad that Messi took this game lightly. There was no need to push harder and risk getting injured. However, Poch has a huge task of not only getting best out of his attacking players but using them appropriately. As there is a huge chance of too many chefs spoiling the broth. Its best for Mbappe ,Messi, Neymar and Icardi if Mbappe moves to Madrid. Also PSG looked quite vulnerable in the back against a team that escaped relegation by 2 points last season. With three attacking players on the field that don’t defend they will have hard time against heavy weights in Champions League.

  2. Well i quess 2 out of 3 is better than 0, but Still not agree with this EPL’s involment with Albiceleste’s or any SA nation’s WCQ’s ! Why or who are they to decide on this matter ? Hopefully Musso will be playing against Bolivia or even Rulli before Armani !

    • Yes he got straight in to rhythm of the game and played good as he does it naturally !
      As for Paredes the case was not the same, though i’m only focusing and wishing for him to play better for Albiceleste ! If he does play ? i would not Mind Guido for DM or even would be great to see how Lisandro will play as DM, though i’m pretty sure that won’t happen as i think Scaloni has a kind of pecking order even, though the players keep on saying that everyone does have a chance which will be great !
      But, because of vital points at stake in the SA WCQ’s i think Scaloni and the crew will play it safe as they can, hopefully, though not too safe as every opponent is allways a dangerous as we saw some clipses from Reims against PSG even PSG had the game pretty much in control specially in first half, but before Messi came on they started to look bit vulnerable at the back, which offcourse has to do with the chemistry and that many players have not really played that much yet, though i think PSG’s left side of the defence has little homework to do and also in the right Hakimi is great as offensive as he can be, but will see how he will defend against better opponents as season goes long, though i think he can do it by help of others from the middfield, so i think PSG’s only weakness might be as every player seems to be more offensive minded which i’m pretty sure Pochettino will look to sort this out…well, as long as Di Maria, Paredes and Messi will keep their form with PSG that will be enough for me as i’m only looking forward for Argentina in every Sense !

  3. I hope only the 4 EPL based players are supposed to go back to England after the second match. Bolivia on paper is easy but we still need the Serie A and la liga based players.

    Anyway, all players will join. Including the one from Serie A and Portuguese league too. So all 30 are available.

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