AFA confirmed Lionel Messi is out due to injury for the double date of friendlies in the United States – La Opinion

AFA confirmed Lionel Messi is out due to injury for the double date of friendlies in the United States – La Opinion

The absence of Lionel Messi in the concentration of the Argentina national team for the double date of friendly matches was officially confirmed this Monday after The Argentine Football Association (AFA) will announce the withdrawal of the captain due to muscle problems.

The Inter Miami star was leading Lionel Scaloni’s call for the games this Friday against El Salvador and next Tuesday against Costa Rica, both in the United States, but due to an injury suffered with his team he ended up being excluded from the call.

Lionel Messi was injured last week in the victory against Nashville (3-1) for the Concachampions. The Argentine scored a goal and ended up being replaced shortly into the second half. After the game it was announced that he suffered a small injury to the hamstring of his right leg.

The official information disclosed by the Argentina National Team on its social networks regarding the situation of the Albiceleste captain, Lionel Messi.

“Captain Lionel Messi will not be able to be in the squad for the friendlies in the United States due to a minor injury to the hamstring of his right leg suffered in his team’s match, Inter Miami, against Nashville.”they published on the social networks of the Argentine National Team.

After Lionel Messi’s injury, alarm bells had gone off in the world champion in Qatar 2022, fearing the captain’s absence. His absence in the match that Inter Miami played over the weekend against DC United (3-1) ended up filling the Albiceleste with pessimism.

In this way, the Argentine captain misses his team’s first two friendly matches in 2024 in which they will be preparing for what will be their participation in the Copa América in the United States, which will be played between June and July, and in where they will defend the title achieved in 2021.

At Inter Miami they hope that Lionel Messi can return to action by April 3 for the match against Monterrey for the Concachampions.
Inter Miami hopes that Argentine star Lionel Messi can return to action on April 3 for the match against Rayados Monterrey in the quarterfinals of the Concachampions.
Credit: Rebecca Blackwell | AP

Argentina has already started work in the United States

With the absence of Lionel Messi The Argentine National Team began to work with a view to the double date of friendly matches against El Salvador and Costa Rica. Under the watchful eye of coach Lionel Scaloni, the Albiceleste held their first work session on American soil this Monday.

After receiving the rest of the squad with a part of the players who play in Europe, the world champion started work at the Linconl Financial Field stadium in Philadelphia where they will face the Salvadoran team in the first of the two games they will play in the following days.

After that commitment, the Argentina National Team will be traveling to California where four days later they will face Keylor Navas’ Costa Rica at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles to close the double date of FIFA friendlies.

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