When a club side inadvertently becomes overloaded in a specific position, say at centre-back, but has very little in the way of firepower up front, it is only natural that they may look to offload their third or fourth choice central defender and strengthen in attacking areas in the transfer market. National teams have no such luxury, however. Within the weird and wonderful world of international football, you have a pool of players that only alters as youngsters break through into the game and others retire.
Tottenham men Juan Foyth, Paulo Gazzaniga and Erik Lamela all featured for Argentina in the November international break.
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Pochettino has been linked to Barcelona and Real Madrid during his time at Spurs.
This World Cup has been fantastic. Well, unless you’re German. Or Argentinian. Or Brazilian. Or Dutch. Or Italian. Sorry, this World Cup has been fantastic from a neutral point of view.
From Pepe to Neymar and Diego Costa, this World Cup has been rife with tactical fouling, crowding of referees and some appalling interpretations of the term ‘defending’. It seemed only right then that we rewarded these notorious underhand tactics with a look at some of the most disagreeable sides in the tournament.
Linked with Arsenal, Banega starred for Argentina as they scraped into the last 16.
Reigning world champions Germany lost their opening game of the 2018 World Cup to Mexico in a result which shocked millions across the globe, however, the defending champions losing their opening World Cup match is far from unusual.
Croatia take on Argentina at the World Cup in the day's late kick off, and Liverpool's Dejan Lovren will have the small task of minding Lionel Messi.
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Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for Jadon Sancho ahead of the summer transfer window.
Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli has scored 14 goals for Mikel Arteta's side so far this season.
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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is said to be interested in the English centre-back, who has been on loan at Roma.
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Scottish Premiership powerhouses Rangers could lose Alfredo Morelos to La Liga giants Atletico Madrid but could Riquelme move to Ibrox in exchange?
Leeds United players have decided to defer wages.
Rangers and Celtic have both been linked with Rodrigo Riquelme.
Celtic attempted to sign David Turnbull from Motherwell in the summer, but they failed to get a deal over the line for the midfielder.
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Argentina defeated Brazil 1-0 in front of 95,569 fans at the MCG, Lionel Messi took an unassuming bow in front of his adoring fans and the merchandise stalls did a brisk trade all night, but one couldn’t help departing Australia’s sporting colosseum just a little miffed by the cynicism of a hype-heavy Superclásico.
The 24 years since Argentina last won a trophy are frustrating enough but they have been given additional edge of late by the suspicion that the conveyor belt that brought five Under-20 World Cups between 1995 and 2007 is not delivering talent at anything like the same rate.