Lionel Messi trained on the sidelines for the second day in a row in Qatar.
The Argentina star has been carrying a strain since the friendly match against UAE, but his presence is not in doubt for the match against Saudi Arabia to kick off the World Cup.
Leo Messi was on the sidelines of Lionel Scaloni’s squad for the second consecutive training session, although the Argentina captain’s presence in the match against Saudi Arabia is not in doubt.
Scaloni’s squad trained for the third time at the facilities of the University of Qatar, where the Argentine squad have their training camp for the tournament. The Argentina squad included early arrivals Angel Correa and Thiago Almada, who took part in the session.
23 players initially took to the pitch at the stadium. Lisandro Martinez and Ezequiel Palacios remained inside the facilities. Leo Messi also took to the pitch a few minutes later, when the rest of the squad had already been doing the exercises set by Scaloni.
Messi already missed Friday’s training session. Along with six other players, he did special recovery work in the gym.
The Argentina star was also sidelined for the second day in a row on Saturday. The ‘Albiceleste’ have not clarified the situation of the PSG player, who has been carrying a slight strain since the warm-up match against the Emirates.
However, the feelings are not negative in the environment of the Argentine team, which does not consider the possibility that the captain will not be ready for Monday’s debut against Saudi Arabia. It is a cautious measure and extreme care for Argentina’s star player.