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Tottenham Hotspur Set To Fine Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso After Brazil Vs Argentina Farce

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Tottenham Hotspur Set To Fine Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso After Brazil Vs Argentina Farce

Three Tottenham Hotspur players are set to be fined by the club for going on international duty in South America, which will mean having to quarantine on return.

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It was agreed by Premier League teams that players wouldn't be travelling to 'red list' countries during the international break, as it would have meant them being unavailable for their clubs for 10 days, and potentially missing three games.

The decision meant that Brazil were without nine players based in England, including Alisson, Ederson, Gabriel Jesus and Fred, so some absences would have been felt more than others.

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However some players went against their teams' wishes and did travel for the World Cup qualifiers, including a trio from Spurs, with Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero linking up with Argentina, and Davinson Sanchez going on Colombia duty.

According to the Sun, the three men will all be fined by their club when they return, which could be sooner for the two Argentina players.

Lo Celso, centre, walks off the pitch during Sunday's scenes. Image: PA Images
Lo Celso, centre, walks off the pitch during Sunday's scenes. Image: PA Images

When they arrive in London, the three players won't be allowed out for 10 days, which will mean not being able to train and missing out on fitness.

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That could potentially mean not being available for two league games and a UEFA Conference League match, with the former not ideal considering the team face Chelsea on September 19th.

However, the Argentina pair could be available in time for the clash with their London rivals, in what could be a top of the table clash, after the farce in Brazil on Sunday.

Lo Celso and Romero were two of the four English based players who were at the heart of the issue that saw the World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina suspended after seven minutes of play.

The players should have had to quarantine for 14 days but failed to do so, though Lionel Messi made a good point that the squad had been in the country for three days before the game.

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The two Aston Villa players involved, Emi Buendia and Emiliano Buendia, both had permission to be with the international team for the first two games, Sunday's being the second, before returning.

If the Tottenham pair return to Europe today, there was talk of them heading to Croatia to quarantine, where they'd be able to train before heading back to England with no quarantine here, then they could play against Chelsea in theory.

When Sanchez will return is less well known. Colombia drew 1-1 with Paraguay on Sunday but don't face Chile until Thursday night, he wouldn't get back to Europe until at least Friday sometime.

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You can understand why Nuno Espirito Santo won't be too happy with his players.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Premier Sports

Topics: Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Football

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