By G9ija

Lisandro Martinez

and Cristian Romero have both been left stranded from the Argentina squad ahead of two friendlies due to visa issues caused by the mourning of Queen Elizabeth II.

The 24-year-old Manchester United defender was set to travel out to Miami for their game against Honduras in the early hours of Saturday morning, before they face Jamaica four days later. They are facing their penultimate two matches before the World Cup starts in November, with Argentina facing Saudi Arabia in their first group game.

However, Martinez and Tottenham counterpart Romero have both been left in limbo with the defenders prevented from travelling over to the United States as the US Embassy in England has been closed, according to news reports

This means the duo haven’t been able to get their visas in time to travel with their Argentina teammates for their clash with Honduras. Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has joined up with his teammates along with Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes and Nicolas Tagliafico and Argentina will prepare for both games at Inter Miami’s training ground.

Messi has been in strong form for Paris Saint-Germain this season after a tough first campaign following his move from Barcelona. The attacker has six goals and eight assists already and looks to be heading into what will surely be his final World Cup in great shape.