Argentina captain Messi did not attend the team’s training session on Thursday but his injury condition is not a concern and he is ready to play the World Cup final against France, Clarin news agency reported by Argentina.
Messi, 35 years old, is the special player of the Argentina team in this World Cup. On 13 December, he scored the team’s first goal from the penalty spot in the semi-final against Croatia (3–0), and he also set up a fine second for Alvarez. Messi’s late hamstring injury in the win over Croatia made Argentina fans worried.
The Argentine players trained last Thursday for the World Cup final against France. Photos of the Argentine’s training session have been circulating on social media and social media, and Messi is not present in the pictures, raising concerns about his injury condition. However, the Argentine news agency Clarin reported that although Messi did not train with the team, the team’s gym had Papu Gore Metz, in addition to Lautaro Martinez, he also exercised with other players.
Messi is currently playing as Argentina’s key player at the World Cup and has won four man of the match awards in six World Cup appearances. Furthermore, he has scored five goals in this World Cup, tied for top scorer with French striker Pepe, and made three assists. French striker Griezmann, Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes are the most important. Therefore, fans fear Messi will not feature in the final against France on Sunday (December 18). However, according to Clarin, Messi’s injury is not a problem and he is ready to play in the match against France.