Lionel Messi out of Argentina matches in the United States


Lionel Messi is out of the Argentina national team for the matches in the United States.

Messi will not be with the team for the matches in March. According to Gastón Edul, Messi will not play in the two matches against El Salvador and Panama due to an injury.

The 36 year old missed Inter Miami’s match on Saturday due to an injury. Argentina will play against El Salvador on March 22 in Philadelphia and against Costa Rica on March 26 in Los Angeles.

Here is the updated list of players for the two matches:

Franco Armani (River Plate)
Walter Benítez (PSV)
Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa)

Germán Pezzella (Real Betis)
Nehuén Pérez (Udinese)
Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica)
Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur)
Nicolás Tagliafico (Lyon)
Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid)
Valentín Barco (Brighton)
Nicolás Valentini (Boca Juniors)

Ezequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)
Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid)
Leandro Paredes (AS Roma)
Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool)
Enzo Fernández (Chelsea)
Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur)

Nicolás González (Fiorentina)
Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United)
Facundo Buonanotte (Brighton)
Valentín Carboni (Monza)
Ángel Di María (Benfica)
Julián Álvarez (Manchester City)
Lautaro Martínez (Inter)


  1. The natural successor would have been Dybala…but if garnacho can prove his consistency with more games…i am sure he will come out good…

    There are lot of examples of high potential players – but they couldn’t sustain..

  2. We have to move on and think life beyond Messi. Messi is no longer looking fit. He is getting injured too frequently. Ronaldo remains fitter and meaner. We need to develop a strong team without Messi if we want to create history in 2026. It’s time for Scaloni to show his true mettle. His Messi-centric plan would no longer work. Bolivia was an easy match without Messi. So would be the one against El-Salvador. However, the Costa Rica match would be his real test. His team did well against Germany without Messi. It seems like that was ages back, but actually not.

    • Why mention her highness’ fitness while comparing him to Messi? Did he ever win anything meaningful for Portugal, BTW the Mickey Mouse League of Nations doesn’t count.
      Did he have a medical condition that hindered his growth?? Messi wasn’t even supposed to play football, NM be the best player in HISTORY and winning everything winnable in football.
      Messi has nothing to prove while the other CLOWN thinks scoring in the Camel League makes him Believe he’s still what he was before, 2nd to Messi.
      Don’t take it personal, I pride myself on being the #1 Christina hater and Yes Messi is what he is, let’s enjoy him while we can and when we can but it is only natural for him to physically decline….after all, he’s 36 and how many younger players are long retired?

  3. Garnacho was United’s most electric player!! Soo much so that other United players are jealous of him and do NOT make the appropriate pass to him when he is the clear option!! SHAMEFUL
    But despite that he still shined!!!

    • Yes. Garnacho shone on the field today. It was was quite shameful to see how other players even ignored him during celebrations. If this goes on, I am not sure how long he would feel connected to the team and stay. His final run was sublime. He left the ball with a perfect timing.

  4. Without Messi we are a different team, but we have to slowly start getting used to him getting less involved sadly. So in that, there’s an opportunity to try to get some new ideas, as the very least get all the forwards to press. Mind you our friendly opponents are not strong but still…

  5. Since the match is taking place in US and we lost 2 attackers i hope thiago almada will be called up he is similar typ of player who can score and assist and conistant with FK and he is in U. S at the moment too

  6. Would there be any new call up by SCALONI? Since both MESSI AND DYBALA the 2 most important attacking players apart from DI MARIA are unavailable, it can give SCALONI the best chance to take a look at other young players before COPA.

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