Messi is ready to face Argentina against Brazil
Messi is ready to face Argentina against Brazil in the World Cup qualifiers… and Neymar’s absence
Lionel Scaloni, coach of the Argentine national team, confirmed that the captain of the Tango team, Lionel Messi, will participate in the starting line-up for his country.
During the upcoming match against Brazil, which is scheduled to take place at 1:30 in the morning, Wednesday, at the “Del Bicentenario” stadium.
As part of the 14th round of South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Scaloni said, during the match press conference: “Lionel Messi has been in good physical condition since the Uruguay match.
But we decided it was better to go in for a few minutes to get into the atmosphere, by tomorrow he is sure to play, so let’s hope he is OK, surely Leo Messi will play tomorrow.”
On facing Brazil, he commented: “The Brazilian national team is one of the main teams in the recent period. They really secured qualification for the World Cup, and we know the difficulty of the opponent we will face.”
He added: “You should always try to play in the same way. For me, it is not unreasonable to play one way against Venezuela and play another against Brazil. Football is the same. I do not see that the rest of the matches are less important than the match against Brazil. All the qualifiers are difficult.”
He continued, “I hope that the fans will enjoy the match. We are proud to see everyone’s desire to be in the stadium to watch the team. I hope there will be a larger number, but there are limited tickets and a specific number and they must be obtained calmly and smoothly.”
And he added: “Brazil players are ruthless, we must take our precautions, reserve and know what to do, at the same time we have to enjoy the match, because of the current conditions and it will play in a good stadium, full of fans.”
In another context, the Brazilian star Neymar Da Silva, the French striker of Paris Saint-Germain, will miss the expected match against Argentina, which will be held at dawn on Wednesday, in the South American qualifiers for the World Cup, due to a thigh injury.
The Brazilian newspaper, Globo Sport, reported that Neymar is suffering from some inconveniences, and will not travel with the Brazilian national team to Argentina, and he is out of the match.