The TN camera captured the movements of Lionel Messi in the training of the Argentine National Team in which the small lump on his right ankle can be seen.  (TN Photo)
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A photo of Lionel Messi with the swollen ankle raised concern among Argentine fans, after the image went viral in training this morning.

as far as he could tell Sports TN with his envoys in the World Cup in Qatar, It is an old injury that caused a lump, but it does not cause discomfort or pain when training.

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In fact, this medium was able to verify that the Argentine captain he trained normally and his movements did not alert any particular situation.

The TN camera captured the movements of Lionel Messi in the training of the Argentine National Team in which the small lump on his right ankle can be seen. (TN Photo)

In today’s practice, the captain trained alongside the group and even did so with a smile on his facea clear sign that he is very confident ahead of the debut against Saudi Arabia, tomorrow from 7 in the morning.

Although Lionel Scaloni did not name the team, it is certain that the captain will start. The only question is who will take Gio Lo Celso’s place in midfield, which could be cleared up after afternoon practice. Papu Gómez runs with a small advantage over Alexis Mac Allister and Enzo Fernández.

An old injury caused a lump in Lionel Messi's ankle.
An old injury caused a lump in Lionel Messi’s ankle.

24 hours after the debut, the list of the Argentine National Team was definitively closed

After a week he had two last minute changes and some doubts, the list of the Argentine national team It was closed permanently this Monday morning. It happens that, from 7 o’clock, the deadline for changes that FIFA allows to make variants in cases of injury expired up to 24 hours before the debut in the World Cup Qatar 2022.

This Monday at 7 o’clock the permit for the Albiceleste team expired, since will debut this Tuesday at that time against Saudi Arabia. The 26 players that are there are the ones that will face the competition. From that list that Scaloni gave in the initial list, in total there were two changes due to injury.

Thursday of last week was a day of much news. That Argentine afternoon, and night in Qatar, Scaloni decided to dismiss Nicolás González and Joaquín Correa, both due to injury. To replace them they traveled Angel Correa and Thiago Almadawho immediately flew to Doha.

In this way, since the official list was presented, there two changes. This Monday morning the deadline to carry out some more variation due to injury closed, so the 26 footballers already have their place secured.

The final list of the Argentine National Team for the Qatar 2022 World Cup


  • Emiliano “Dibu” Martínez (30 years old) – Aston Villa
  • Franco Armani (36) – River Plate
  • Geronimo Rulli (30) – Villarreal


  • Nahuel Molina (24) – Atletico Madrid
  • Gonzalo Montiel (25) – Seville
  • Cristian Romero (24) – Tottenham
  • German Pezzella (31) – Real Betis
  • Nicolas Otamendi (34) – Benfica
  • Lisandro Martinez (24) – Manchester United
  • Marcos Acuna (31) – Seville
  • Nicolas Tagliafico (30) – Olympique de Lyon
  • Juan Foyth (24) – Villarreal


  • Rodrigo De Paul (28) – Atletico Madrid
  • Leandro Paredes (28) – Juventus
  • Alexis MacAllister (23) – Brighton
  • Guido Rodriguez (28) – Real Betis
  • Alejandro “Papu” Gómez (34) – Seville
  • Enzo Fernandez (21) – Benfica
  • Exequiel Palacios (24) – Bayer Leverkusen
  • Thiago Almada (21) – Atlanta United


  • Angel Di Maria (34) – Juventus
  • Lautaro Martinez (25) – Inter
  • Julian Alvarez (22) – Manchester City
  • Angel Correa (27) – Atletico Madrid
  • Paulo Dybala (28) – Rome
  • Lionel Messi (35) – Paris Saint-Germain.

Fixture of Argentina in the World Cup in Qatar 2022

  • Tuesday 22-11 (7.00): Argentina-Saudi Arabia, Lusail Stadium (Lusail)
  • Saturday 11-26 (16:00) Argentina-Mexico, Lusail (Lusail)
  • Wednesday 11-30 (4:00 p.m.): Poland-Argentina, Stadium 974 (Lusail).

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