Seven-year-old Candelaria Cabrera has had a ball at her feet since she was three but a regional regulation could see her officially banned from playing.
"Cande", as she is affectionately known by, lives in Huracan de Chabas which is located 370 km north of the capital, Buenos Aires.
However, in an area where there a no girls only teams, a regulation that prohibits mixed-gender teams in children's categories threatens to take her off the field.
"I had to sit down with her and tell her that there are some people who have to make rules in football and that these rules do not agree with what she wants," Cande mother, Rosana Noriega told AAP.
"And, well, we both cried, and she said: 'The people who make the laws are bad people."'
Sadly, she isn't the only one with Noriega discovering other girls were facing the same problem in nearby towns and more distant provinces. There are 230 regional leagues recognised by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) but only 68 have women's teams.
"The important thing is that every club in every corner of the country gives a girl the possibility of joining a female football team, to play with other girls, even if it's just for fun, and from there generate the necessary structure that ... sets them on equal standing as the male players", Ricardo Pinela, president of the Football Association's Women's Football Commission said.
However, this hasn't been the first time the inequality between men and women in football has been highlighted.
Argentina's treatment towards women footballers has seen players receiving a travel voucher of $44 as payment to play the highest level while men could earn around $3 million a year. Not only this but the national women's team, who have a play-off in November for the 2019 World Cup, have struggled financially with payments delayed.
After the publicity the story has drawn, Cande's regional league is reviewing the rule and while Cande continues to be officially banned, the team has let her keep playing until the opposition objects.
"No one should say that a girl can't play football," she said.