Lionel MESSI out against Spain, new line-up for Argentina


Lionel MESSI is out for Argentina’s match against Spain while there’s the rumored line-up.

The Argentina captain will not be risked, despite his desire of wanting to play. Jorge SAMPAOLI will not risk him and will instead give the captain a rest. Instead, his former FC Barcelona team mate Javier MASCHERANO will wear the armband tonight, just as he did when the two teams met last time around in 2010 in Argentina’s 4-1 victory in Buenos Aires as well as in their 2-1 loss to Spain in 2009 in Madrid. Here’s the rumored line-up which Jorge SAMPAOLI will reportedly go with:

Argentina probably line-up vs. Spain


It’s rumored to be a 4-4-1-1 with Ever BANEGA playing behind the front man Gonzalo HIGUAIN who will look to find the back of the net for Argentina this time around. Giovano LO CELSO would start for a second consecutive match while Lucas BIGLIA refinds his 2014 World Cup final buddy Javier MASCHERANO. Maxi MEZA will get his first cap for his country as he’ll start in midfield with the two veterans alongside him. As we reported yesterday, SAMPAOLI will opt with Marcos ROJO instead of Federico FAZIO as the Manchester United man plays his first match for his country since coming back from injury.

In the full back position remains Fabricio BUSTOS and Nicolas TAGLIAFICO as Manchester City man Nicolas OTAMENDI completed the back four with club rival Sergio ROMERO as the goalkeeper.


  1. I really don’t think sampaoli are going to let dybala stay at home during the world cup. Dybala is definitely part of the world cup squad even though he is not playing these two friendlies, bare in mind that their are still more friendlies to be played but dybala will not be left at home. I don’t think sampaoli is that stupid.

  2. Messi told Fox Sports that he, Kun, DiMaria, Masche, Pipita and Biglia will quit the NT after WC. Hopefully they go out on top.

  3. I am absolutely certain Messi will be ready in 2 days to play some piece of shit team like Rayo in la liga. But for now we need to play with other players.
    Anybody that thinks Dybala should be out of the team should look now. Players get old fast, and we certainly don’t need to be heldup by knocks or the selfie queen and the headless chicken.

  4. Actually what is the need of Messi playing these useless friendlies. Argentina should not risk Messi now.
    since April Barca will play 8games. 2ucl, 1copafinal, 5 league

    Argentina shud find good players for World Cup.
    Messi can make any player better around him, just like Paulinho for Barca. Paulinho succeeded in Barca cause of Messi.

    Real madrid and Barca this season, theres big difference

    Most gols

    Most assists

    Most key passess

    Most chances created

    Most big chances created

    So sampaoli should select key players for World Cup by playing the remaining 3 friendlies

    • Excuse me! Spain will thrash us by 4/5 goals!? Seriously?

      Last time i checked, Argentina thrashed world champion Spain by 4-0.

      Just because Messi won’t play this match doesn’t mean we are sucks. Be a little bit respectful!

        • Anuparmo
          You clearly are very limited in your viewing of Argentina games. When was the last time aguero or Dimaria did shit in an Argentina uniform….a long ass time ago….a headless chicken and a Kardashian wannabe

          • Couldn’t agree more.

            The last time Diva maria did anything was vs Swiz in 2014 WC.

            Last time Lazyass wipe did anything for argentina…..Well NEVER!

            Can;t remember one good performance in a tournament he had.

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