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Tottenham defender Juan Foyth called up for Argentina friendlies

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Spurs’ young CB gets his third call to play for La Albiceleste.

Argentina v Mexico - International Friendly Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images

After this weekend’s match against Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur are facing the prospect of 22 days off before they travel to Liverpool. But for several of Spurs’ players, it won’t be a restful holiday. Sandwiched in between the Soton and Liverpool matches is an international break, and Spurs usually have a fair number of players who get called up to play for their country.

The first one that we know of in this upcoming break is young center back Juan Foyth, who today was called up for the third time to Argentina’s national team.

This is a pretty big deal for Foyth. He made his debut in November for Argentina in the second of two friendlies against Mexico, and he came away with the Man of the Match award. Getting another call is pretty huge as it looks like he’s set to be “Juan Foyth” of Argentina’s back line for a while now. And no, that joke never gets old.

Argentina play two friendlies during the international break — they host Venezuela on March 22 before traveling to Morocco four days later.

Alas, the other Argentines on Spurs’ squad were not called up — Erik Lamela and Paulo Gazzaniga will be staying in north London for the break.