Argentina team trains before World Cup clash with France

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Bronnitsy (Russia), June 28 (IANS) Argentina practiced at the national team’s training camp in the Russian town of Bronnitsy on Thursday, two days ahead of their FIFA World Cup second-round game against France.

Head coach Jorge Sampaoli led the session with 22 available players, while midfielder Enzo Perez, who started in Argentina’s previous two group matches against Croatia and Nigeria, worked out in the gym due to a hip injury, reports Efe.

In its Group D clashes, Argentina tied 1-1 with Iceland, lost 3-0 to Croatia and won 2-1 over Nigeria.

Argentina are to take on France on Saturday, the opening day of the knockout round, at Kazan Arena.

Perez has not been ruled out for that clash.

–IANS

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