Sunday, October 1, 2023

Why wasn’t Lionel Messi considered for the game between Bolivia and Argentina?

Lionel Messi is not available for the duel between Bolivia and Argentina (0-3) for the second date of the World Cup Qualifiers. After the first match against Ecuador, where he scored the free kick goal that gave the Albicelestes the victory against La Tri, the star was doubtful for the match against La Verde and was finally absent.

The ’10’ brought a discomfort left over from the match against the Ecuadorians, which put the entire coaching staff on alert, which even led Messi to examine a hospital. It was believed that the football player would not go to La Paz and it was expected whether he would play or not, but in the end it was rejected. Although there is no official report, there is talk of a preventive situation due to discomfort in the left hamstring.

Therefore, the captain of the match is Ángel Di María, while the person in charge of wearing the number 10 is Ángel Correa. Meanwhile, Messi sat on the substitute bench enjoying the game with his fellow world champions.

The last time the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was not in an official match for the Argentina National Team, it was the duel against Colombia for the Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. At that time, he couldn’t prepare afterwards. .who is infected with the coronavirus and has not been summoned, nor has he been in Chile.

All of Messi’s absences in Argentina were due to Qualifiers

10/12/13 – Argentina 3-1 Peru (injured)

10/16/13 – Uruguay 3-2 Argentina (injured)

10/09/15 – Argentina 0-2 Ecuador (injured)

10/14/15 – Paraguay 0-0 Argentina (injured)

11/14/15 – Argentina 1-1 Brazil (injured)

11/17/15 – Colombia 0-1 Argentina (injured)

09/07/16 – Venezuela 2-2 Argentina (injured)

07/10/16 – Peru 2-2 Argentina (injured)

10/12/16 – Argentina 0-1 Paraguay (injured)

03/28/17 – Bolivia 2-0 Argentina (suspended by sports court)

01/28/22 – Chile 1-2 Argentina (not named)

02/02/22 – Argentina 1-0 Colombia (not named)

09/12/23- Bolivia 3-0 Argentina (injured)

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