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Foyth's Argentina facing group stage elimination

PUBLISHED: 11:00 20 June 2019 | UPDATED: 11:00 20 June 2019

Tottenham Hotpsur's Juan Foyth is in Brazil with Argentina for the Copa America (pic: Mark Kerton/PA).

Tottenham Hotpsur's Juan Foyth is in Brazil with Argentina for the Copa America (pic: Mark Kerton/PA).

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The Spurs youngster was again an unused substitute as his country could only draw 1-1 with Paraguay in the Copa America

Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth could only watch on with disappointment as Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by Paraguay in Group C of the Copa America.

It leaves the South American giants bottom of the group, with Qatar in third spot, and as things stand, the two-time World Cup winners are set for an early exit.

Foyth, like in the 2-0 loss to Colombia at the weekend, remained on the bench for the second Group C match.

Argentina didn't make the best of starts with Paraguay taking the lead towards the end of the first half, but Lionel Messi's penalty levelled the scores before the hour mark.

Despite both teams creating further chances, no winner occurred and the 1-1 draw leaves the group finely poised.

Next up for Argentina will be a clash with Qatar on Sunday where they know only a win will do and even that might not be enough to see them reach the knock-out phase.

Colombia and Davinson Sanchez are already through to the quarter-finals after a 1-0 victory on Wednesday night.

Spurs' centre back starred in his nation's win over Argentina last weekend and again was included from the off against Qatar.

Goals were again few and far between, but Sanchez managed to register another shut out and saw Colombia grab a late winner through Duvan Zapata.

It kept them top of the group and Argentina's draw with Paraguay sent them through to the knock-out phase where they will meet the runner up in Group C.

Colombia have one more game left to play before the quarter-finals when Sanchez and Co take on Qatar on Sunday.

Tottenham's talented defender will again expect to start and aim to ensure his country keep up their 100 per cent record in Brazil so far.

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