Uncertain Messi in the World Cup qualifier against Paraguay. Argentina return to action on Friday (October 13) in the South American region’s World Cup qualifiers. Paraguay is the opponent of the world champions in this match. Argentina captain Messi is not sure whether he will play in this match or not. Messi may not be in the starting XI due to injury.
Lionel Messi was out of the field for a long time due to injury. The Argentina captain last played on October 8. Played only 37 minutes for Inter Miami. As a result, Coach Scaloni is still in doubt whether to take any risk with Messi at the moment.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said at a press conference on Thursday (October 12) ahead of the match against Paraguay.
We still have one training session left. Another training session is very important for him. You have to talk to him about this. Whether he can play from the start has to be confirmed. He looks good in practice. Other members of the party will be selected around him.
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Argentina won 1-0 against Ecuador last month thanks to Messi’s free kick goal. But Messi couldn’t play until the final whistle in that qualifying match. He left the field as a substitute at the end of the scheduled time. After the match, it is known that he has a muscle injury. Due to which Messi could not play in the next match against Bolivia.
Meanwhile, Argentina is second in the points list of the South American region of the World Cup qualifiers with full 6 points in two matches. Despite having equal points in the same matches, Brazil is at the top because of the goal difference.