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


Lionel Messi in action in FIFA World Cup vs Croatia semi-final© AFP

The whole world is holding its breath waiting to see Lionel Messi appeared in Argentina’s famous blue and white striped shirt in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final against France on Sunday. This could be the biggest match of the Argentine superstar’s career as he tries to win the championship trophy on his fifth attempt. Messi, with 5 goals and 3 assists, has left an indelible mark in this tournament. But the crowning glory of his illustrious career will surely be the World Cup, if he continues to raise it on December 18.

But Argentina fans were worried when it was reported that Messi had dropped out of practice on Friday. A report in Mirror claims that Messi was seen leaving the field after the 3-0 win over Croatia in the semi-final, moving awkwardly and clutching his hamstring.

While there have been no specific reports of any injuries to the superstar from the Argentina camp, some media have suggested that many of the players attending the semi-final were extended. recovery and that’s why some people skip the workout. and instead joined a gym session.

Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has previously dismissed suggestions that Messi is injured. “No no [he’s not injured]. We played 120 minutes against the Netherlands, it was a tough game for him but you can see he wants to finish every game,” he told reporters.

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

Messi has a great battle with French stars Kylian Mbappe for the Golden Boot as both have scored 5 goals so far. of France Olivier Giroud and Argentina’s Julien Alvarez also featured, scoring four goals in turn.

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