Argentina is playing in the last match of the international break before the World Cup in Qatar. The Albiceleste will face Jamaica at the Miami Stadium in New Jersey on Wednesday (September 28) at 6am. However, Lionel Messi is worried about playing in this match.
Argentina’s TYC Sports reported that Messi has contracted the flu. That is why he will not be seen in the match against Jamaica.
Earlier, Argentina won 3-0 against Honduras in the first friendly match of the current international break. Messi scored two goals for the team.
However, coach Lionel Scaloni did not make a final decision about Messi’s game. It is known that they will wait until the last moment for the best footballer. In the end, if Messi is unable to play, Julian Alvarez will play in his place.
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In addition, Emiliano Martinez is returning in place of goalkeeper Jeronimo Rulli. Also Christian Romero for German Pezzella, Nicolas Taliafico for Lisandro Martinez, Guido Rodriguez for Leandro Paredes and Angel Di Maria for Alejandro Gomez.
Although this is the last match of FIFA’s international break, Argentina will take on the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi in mid-November before the World Cup. Their journey will begin with a match against Saudi Arabia on November 22 in the World Cup.
Argentina’s possible XI
Emiliano Martinez, Nahuel Molina/Gonzalo Montiel, Christian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Taliafico, Rodrigo De Paul/Alexis McAllister, Guido Rodriguez, Giovanni Lo Celso, Lionel Messi/Julian Alvarez, Lautaro Martinez and Angel Di Maria.