Lionel Messi to be called up to Argentina team for March World Cup qualifiers


Lionel Messi is expected to be called up to the Argentina national team for the March World Cup qualifiers.

Messi was not selected for the January and February World Cup qualifying matches for Argentina but is expected to be back for the last two. Messi was rested and remained with Paris Saint-Germain as he was recovering from COVID but he has since played for PSG and scored a goal in their last league match.

Argentina play Venezuela and Ecuador in the last two World Cup qualifying matches in March and Lionel Scaloni will be able to count on the best player in the World. According to Gastón Edul, Messi will be selected for those two games.


  1. As me, I see the 2 qualifiers (or 3 if we include the yellow team game) as what we call garbage time in Basketball. I think fringe players like Alvarez, Palacios, Dominguez, Licha, Dybala, A & J Correa should be experimented with. ATM, Leo, Lautaro & Di Maria are the main goal sources. Also Scaloni needs to work on the counterattacking schemes because our best players will be ineffective against European defenses if we can not move the ball fast up front and create mismatches. I think Messi doesn’t need to go to play away in Quito for a meaningless game, mean he’ll be 35 in June. Scaloni needs to trust the rest to do and be brave to experiment in these garbage games.

  2. He is getting better with his club, he played a good match against Lille, a lot of good combination with his partners, good performance of Paredes as well, he was valuable defensively and was excellent in his passing. I like to see Paredes and Verratti together instead of only 1 of them on the pitch. Messi is better when the team has the ball, and it’s much easier to do so with those 2 midfielders.

  3. Finally messi can play football in a nice frame of mind with real friends – not the pack of wolves that is PSG… Mbappe is one of the most self-serving Shitheads in football.

    • The only place I can see Dybala is either as a 3rd choice after Messi and Dimaria on the Right. Or as a 2nd choice Central Forward after Lautaro. I think Scaloni will give him a chance as a CF. But if he still fails, his chapter would be close. Cos with all those talent he got I think he is too soft for national team. I hope and wish he proves me wrong cos we direly need a back up for Lautaro. But the real world is so different then wishful thinking.

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