The Argentine supporters are seriously worried as their Talisman, Lionel Messi missed training ahead of the World Cup final amid fears that the forward might have a hamstring injury.
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Lionel Messi Misses Argentina Training Due To ‘Hamstring Injury’
Infoexpert24 understands that fears have grown that Lionel Messi might not be fit enough to play on Sunday afternoon when Argentina take on France for the World Cup final.
Recall that the 35-year-old Paris Saint-Germain superstar was seen clutching his hamstring during the 3-0 win over Croatia on Tuesday.
And those worries will only heighten amid news that Lionel Scaloni has given Messi time off ahead of the France clash.
However, the Albiceleste boss also gave the rest of the starting XI that faced Croatia the day off.
According to Foot Mercato,
Messi has experienced discomfort in his hamstring. However, it will take more than that to stop the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner from playing in the World Cup final.
Much of the nation’s hopes rest on the forward, who has been in sensational form throughout the tournament in Qatar this winter.
Messi is in the running for the Golden Boot after netting five – the same amount as Kylian Mbappe for France.
Although Argentina’s hopes rely heavily on Messi, the team has several attacking options.
Paulo Dybala, Angel di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, and Julian Alvarez, who scored two goals against Croatia in the World Cup semi-final.
However, in the absence of Messi, France can have the upper hand with players like Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, and Antoine Griezmann.
The French superstars have proved pivotal in their team’s journey in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
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