Lionel Messi Skips Argentina Training, Could Be Battling Injury Ahead Of World Cup Final: Reports


Lionel Messi in action during the FIFA World Cup semi-final against Croatia© AFP

The whole world is waiting to see Lionel Messi Come out in Argentina’s famous blue and white stripes for the 2022 FIFA World Cup final against France on Sunday. This could be the biggest match of the Argentine superstar’s career as he looks to win the coveted trophy in his fifth attempt. Messi has already left an indelible mark on this tournament with 5 goals and 3 assists. But the crowning glory of his decorated career will surely be winning the World Cup, should he go on to lift it on December 18.

But Argentina fans were left worried as reports emerged that Messi had skipped training on Friday. In a report the mirror Messi was seen leaving the pitch after the 3-0 semi-final win over Croatia, moving awkwardly and clutching his hamstring.

Although there have been no concrete reports of any injury to the superstar from the Argentina camp, several media outlets have suggested that many players who were part of the semi-final were given extended recovery time and that is why some practices were skipped. And attended a gym session instead.

Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez had earlier dismissed suggestions that Messi was suffering from an injury. “No no [he’s not injured]. We played 120 minutes against Holland, it was a tough game for him but you can see he wants to finish every game,” he told reporters.

“Physically he’s really good and he’s man of the match every game,” he added.

Messi locked in a fight with the French star Kylian Mbappé Both have scored 5 goals so far for the Golden Boot. of France Olivier Giroud And Argentina’s Julien Alvarez is there, scoring 4 goals respectively.

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