The players of the Argentina national team celebrate qualifying for the World Cup final after a 0:3 victory over Croatia (Instagram)
The qualification of the Argentina national team to the World Cup final is causing concern in England, against the background of the fact that the match against France will be held exactly eight days before the traditional Boxing Day cycle in the Premier League.
The senior journalist Oliver Holt from the "Daily Mail" warned today (Thursday): in the event that Albiceleste wins the World Cup, the Argentine players in the English league are expected to have a "country versus club" conflict.
Five players in Argentina's squad play in Premier League teams: Emiliano Martinez at Aston Villa, Lisandro Martinez at Manchester United, Cristian Romero at Tottenham, Alexis McAllister at Brighton and Julian Alves at Manchester City.
According to Holt, if your team lifts the trophy in Qatar, "cell phones will disappear and suddenly players will arrive in Buenos Aires", this is of course out of a great desire to celebrate with the Argentine people.
Argentina's representatives in the Premier League will be blown away by Boxing Day?
Christian Romero (Photo: GettyImages, Alexander Hassenstein)
Somewhat curiously, in the case of the French players in the Premier League, Holt does not fear a lack of professionalism that will lead to them being absent from the Boxing Day cycle due to celebrations in the event of a win.
The world champion also has five representatives from the top English league in its squad: Hugo Lloris from Tottenham, Alphonse Areola from West Ham, William Saliba from Arsenal, Raphael Varane from Manchester United and Ibrahima Konata from Liverpool.
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