Cesc Fabregas has suggested that Argentina play a World Cup absent xi in a friendly international as they prepare to travel to Russia for the 2018 World Cup.
The Argentinian’s were forced to cancel their friendly international against Israel following international pressure due to the ongoing humanitarian crisis which is taking place in the Gaza strip.
The postponement of the friendly means that Argentina will not have another warm-up before their first World Cup group stage game against Iceland on June 16th. This will be concerning to some fans.
After the announcement was made, Chelsea star Fabregas took to Twitter to suggest that the Argentinian’s play a friendly against a group of quality players who will not be playing in the World Cup.
Though Fabregas was part of the Spain squad which won Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, he missed out on selection for Julen Loptegui’s 2018 World Cup squad as their are now at least six central midfielders above him in the pecking order.
Fabregas is not the only household name that will be missing out on the World Cup finals. Others include Arjen Robben, Gareth Bale, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Anthony Martial, Mauro Icardi, Radja Nainggolan, Alex Sandro and Kingsley Coman.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”es” dir=”ltr”>La verdad que puse el primer equipo que vi. Jaja.</p>— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) <a href=”https://twitter.com/cesc4official/status/1004173153445261312?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 6, 2018</a></blockquote>
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