Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain), a key player in Argentina, was absent from training due to a hamstring injury. News of Messi’s injury put a red light on Argentina’s quest to win the World Cup.
On the 16th (hereinafter Korean time), 토토사이트 the British media Express reported that “Messi was absent from training on Thursday (15th) due to a hamstring problem,” and “concerns are rising about participating in the final against France.”
Argentina will face France on the 19th at 0:00 (Korean time) for the 2022 Qatar World Cup championship cup. Messi sees this World Cup as his actual last game. Soccer fans around the world gathered great anticipation and interest in Messi’s last dance, which is called the ‘soccer god’ even before the World Cup.
Messi has shown unrivaled performance in his last World Cup and is recording the top scorer and the top assist in this World Cup stage with 5 goals and 3 assists. In addition, Messi played a total of 6 matches and was selected as the Player of the Match, the best player of the day, 4 times.
With the finals just around the corner, there are concerns that Messi’s hamstring injury will disrupt Argentina’s ability.
However, some voices say that the possibility of Messi being excluded from the final is slim. On the 14th, The Sporting News reported, “There is little chance that Messi will be excluded from the final,” and “In the future, Messi’s training time will be managed.”