The absence was noted at the beginning of the last practice of Argentine national team At the Ezeiza Hotel before traveling to La Paz to face Bolivia next Tuesday. Lionel Messi was not present In the first works carried out by the team he manages Lionel Scaloni.
On Sunday, the media had access to the first 15 minutes of the world champion team’s training, and when the football players went out to one of the fields of Complex No. 2, The absence of Rosario’s star was noted among those mentioned by Bogato’s coach.
It must be recalled that on Saturday afternoon, after we witnessed the friendly match between the U-23 national team led by Javier Mascherano against his Bolivian counterpart – which ended with a score of 2-1 in favor of the locals -, Messi went to the headquarters of the Diagnostic Imaging Center, where studies were conducted to confirm whether he was suffering from an injury..
Although no official medical report was issued by the Asian Football Confederation, everything seemed to indicate that the balance was positive and the cause flea Scaloni’s request for a substitution at the end of the victory over Ecuador at the Monumental Stadium was an annoyance due to the fatigue caused by the series of matches that the historic number 10 had just played with Inter Miami after his arrival in football. United State.
“He asked me to change. Otherwise, I don’t take him out. We’ll evaluate it later to see what it has. I don’t know what Leo has. He asked for a change because he felt something wrong. Tomorrow they will study and if he is okay he will travel. Otherwise, we’ll see what we’ll do,” answered the Argentina coach when asked about Messi’s gesture that led to his departure and a possible absence from La Paz.
The next few hours will be crucial as to whether or not a decision will be made regarding Messi’s trip to Bolivia. Scaloni will speak at a press conference with the media at the venue and after lunch, at 5:00pm, it is scheduled on the national team’s agenda that the players and the rest of the delegation will board the chartered plane that will take them directly to the city where the match scheduled for next Tuesday will take place. Within the competitions of the second round of the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
The Argentine side will repeat the planning they carried out in the previous visit to La Paz: they will fly more than 48 hours before the match and arrive directly in the city. On October 13, 2020, the team in blue and white beat the Bolivians 2-1 with goals scored by Lautaro Martinez and Javier Correa. Looking forward to the duel next Tuesday, we’ll have to see What possible modifications can a coach make in initial training?. After he was a substitute against the Ecuadorians. Angel Di Maria He can play from the start and also another opportunity in attack would be coming in Julian Alvarez.