Messi to miss the Argentina national team matches

Messi to miss the Argentina national team matches

The Catalan Barcelona forward and the captain of the national team of Argentina Lionel Messi will not play for La Albiceleste this year. The information has been confirmed by sources of Sportmediaset and TNT Sports LA.

It has been known about the Argentine’s problems with the national team for the past four years. Together with Argentina Leo advanced to the final of 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but lost to Germany there. Then, Barcelona’s Ten brought the national team to Copa America final for two consecutive years, but fiasco against the national team of Chile expected them there twice, after which Messi ended his performance in the White and Sky-Blues’ jersey for a short period.

It is a mystery this time, what has influenced the Argentine’s decision, whether it’s a fail in the Mondial in Russia or a decision to dedicate himself to Barcelona. The winner of five Ballon D’Or’s has made an agreement with Lionel Scaloni, who is an interim head coach of Argentina, that he will not call up him to the national team until the end of the current year. This way the forward will miss the control matches with Guatemala and Colombia on the 7th and 12th September respectively. Also, there is no certainty, whether Messi will play in the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualification and the official Copa America stage matches.

Lionel has great influence on the national team of his team. There were rumors in media, that Messi and Mascherano allegedly personally chose the line-up for one of the matches, having left the former head coach Jorge Sampaoli without attention. On Messi’s order, the Argentine Football Association and the head coach did not call up Mauro Icardi from Inter, although he became the goalscorer in Serie A alongside Ciro Immobile.

Summing up, we will emphasize that the Argentine’s departure from the national team will benefit it. For now the team is very uptight and insecure in the presence of the main star, which extends even in the coaching staff and the national football association. A similar picture was in Barcelona, where Messi had conflicts with Luis Enrique, although the Spaniard brought the Catalan team to a treble, having made the ten play on the right wing and under the forward.