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The star, who often excels in preparation and goal shooting, previously had a swollen ankle, but that didn’t stop him from playing in the first game of the Argentines, he even scored a goal, but it was not enough to win.

Messi said after the defeat that the defeat had taken its toll on them, but they will go on with their heads held high and look to win their next two group games against Mexico and Poland.

However, the seven-time Ballon d’Or attacker may be struggling with pain, as indicated by the fact that he did light training on Thursday so that he could take on the game against Mexico. THE Spanish newspaper he knows that Messi picked up a leg injury in the last warm-up match before the tournament, which recurred in the match against the Saudis.

According to the reports, the national team captain Lionel Scaloni can enter the starting team of the Argentines in several places, but it is difficult to imagine that Messi will not play from the first second if he receives the green light from the doctors.

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Lionel Messi on November 22, 2022. Photo: Visionhaus / Getty Images)