Argentina seeks victory amid doubts about Messi’s participation (Gustavo Bagiano/Getty)
National team plays Argentina In front of his Paraguayan counterpart, at dawn on Friday, at 2:00 after midnight, occupied Jerusalem time, with his eye on untying a 10-year-old knot, as part of the South American qualifiers for the… World Cup 2026 In the United States, Mexico and Canada.
The teammates of Argentine star Lionel Messi want to end a 10-year-old contract, in which the 2022 world champion did not succeed in beating his Paraguayan national team in the qualifiers, specifically since September 11, 2013, in the qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, with a score of (5 – 2). In the capital, Asuncion.
Messi remembers well that match, the day Argentina won for the last time over Paraguay in the qualifiers, as he scored a brace from two penalty kicks, and Angel Di Maria scored a goal, in addition to two other goals by retired players Maxi Rodriguez and Sergio Aguero.
The stage for Friday’s match will be the famous “Monumental” stadium in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, after 3 draws and a loss, knowing that the Tango team achieved more than one win against Paraguay, but in the Copa America, that is, away from the World Cup qualifiers.
On the other hand, there are doubts about the participation of Argentine Lionel Messi in the confrontation due to coach Lionel Scaloni not confirming the possibility of his participation in the confrontation, especially since he has not returned to 100% technical and physical readiness from the injury he suffered about a month ago.
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