Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Why didn’t Lionel Messi play against Bolivia and who was the player who received his number “10”?

The Albiceleste defeated Bolivia on September 12 at the height of La Paz thanks to the goals of Enzo Fernández (31), Nicolás Tagliafico (42) and Nicolás González with 83.

Argentina gets six points with two wins in a row, while Bolivia suffered two defeats, the first against Brazil 5-1.

The game already attracted attention in the preview through the social networks of the Argentine national team It was announced that Lionel Messi was not selected for the game in La Paz.

So many of the star’s followers wondered what was the reason for his absence, which had been speculated about days ago when he came on as a substitute against Ecuador, and another detail that did not go unnoticed was that a companion of the Inter Miami player in the national team He jumped onto the pitch wearing Messi’s traditional number “10”.

Why didn’t Messi play?

As Lionel Scaloni announced after the end of the game, Messi did not even appear on the squad list because “I wasn’t there to play“, also shared that “He tried to recover and didn’t feel comfortable“.

Rodrigo De Paul also stated that Messi He could have gone to Miami to celebrate his son’s birthday, but he preferred to stay with the group during the game against Bolivia.

Who played with Messi’s “10” in La Paz?

After it was announced that Lionel Messi would not be playing against Bolivia, many were surprised when they saw it Atlético de Madrid player Ángel Correa wore the Albiceleste’s number “10” jersey.

Many congratulated Correa for entering the field with a number of such historical significance in the Argentina national team, but others blamed him and argued that only Messi should use that number.

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