Messi injury fears ahead of World Cup opener, Argentina 'play down claims

 

Messi injury fears ahead of World Cup opener, Argentina 'play down claims

Lionel Messi reportedly did train with his Argentina teammates on Friday despite not appearing towards the start of the session, which led to speculation surrounding his fitness.

The Paris Saint-Germain attacker was not present for the start of Friday's training session, which took place in front of approximately 400 journalists.

Messi's absence led to suggestions that he was carrying an injury, which would have made him a doubt for his side's tournament opener against Saudi Arabia on November 22.

However, according to Ole, the 35-year-old started the session in the gym alongside Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Maria and Nicolas Otamendi, before joining his teammates later on.

The report claims that Messi emerged once the media had left after 15 minutes, and there are no concerns over his fitness for the team's World Cup opener.


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