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Argentina boss makes ‘clear’ demand amid Martinez and Bunedia decision

Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni has called for more clarity on the rules for the release of players for international duty amid quarantine restrictions.

It was decided by Premier League clubs that they would not be releasing players for international duty to red list countries during the current international break, due to the need to have to quarantine for nine days upon their return to England.

Despite this, Villa announced that they had reached an agreement with the Argentinian football association over both Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia for the first two games of the break, with the duo missing the third against Bolivia.

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Both could feature in the World Cup qualification clash against Brazil tonight (Sunday).

Argentina could still however be without some key players for the upcoming clash and future ones, something which Scaloni doesn’t think is right.

“If it continues then the competition is not equal,” he said (via BBC Sport ).

“We don’t have any idea of what it is going to be like for the next games, and that can’t be [right].

“Beyond who it affects – Brazil, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, Colombia – it can’t go on like this.

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“These games are being played because it was very tight and the decision was last minute, but they need to take a decision for the next time. You can’t compete like this.

“Now that we have time before the next dates, there has to be a clear and inflexible position.”

The next international break comes at the start of October when Argentina take on Paraguay and Peru in World Cup qualification clashes.

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