Messi will play in the starting eleven against Guatemala

Messi will play in the starting eleven against Guatemala

Messi will play in the starting eleven against Guatemala. Argentina will play against Guatemala in a friendly match before the Copa America. Despite playing as a substitute against Ecuador, coach Lionel Scalloni’s message is to keep Lionel Messi in the starting eleven.

The match will start at 6 am on Saturday (June 15) at the FedExfield Stadium in the United States.

Read More : Ronaldo’s record with a double goal, Portugal beat Ireland

The world champion Argentina is far ahead of the opponent in terms of strength. That’s why it’s a very confident team. In total, the Albiceleste have lost only one match in their last five matches. On the other hand, Guatemala has two wins and a draw in the last five matches with one loss.

Besides, the two teams have met once, in that match, Lionel Messi’s team won against Los Chapinés. But Guatemala will not talk about leaving Argentina. They also want to forget the bitterness of the last match and win.

However, Lionel Scoloni’s men want to end their last match with a win before the start of the Copa. The three-time world champions will enter the field with confidence as the team’s recent performance is good. Messi played as a substitute in the previous match against Ecuador. However, on this day Scaloni gave the message to keep him in the starting eleven. Even if everything is fine, this star can play the whole match.

Read More : Xabi Alonso is proud of his team despite losing in the final

Scaloni said, “Leo will play from the beginning of the match. It was decided earlier in the day that he would play a few minutes. We have already talked about playing him. We’ll see how long he can be played based on how he feels. If he can play the whole match, then even better.’

Messi’s Copa America journey will begin with a match against Canada on June 21. Peru and Chile are their remaining two opponents in Group A in the battle for continental supremacy.