Lionel Messi will not play for Inter Miami vs. Vancouver Whitecaps


Lionel Messi will not play for Inter Miami in their match against Vancouver Whitecaps.

Messi will not make the trip for Inter Miami against Vancouver on Saturday. Vancouver Whitecaps FC CEO Axel Schuster provided a statement on the match.

While we haven’t received an official update on the availability of Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, and Sergio Busquets for this weekend, we understand they will not make this trip. Unfortunately, we have no control over who plays for our opponent, and it was important for us to communicate to our fans as soon as possible,“ said Axel Schuster, Whitecaps FC CEO.

“We always want our best players going up against our opponent’s best players, and facing players of the highest pedigree was especially exciting for our team. We know that there will also be a lot of disappointed fans. We remain committed to making this a special experience for everyone. It is still going to be an incredible atmosphere and celebration of soccer for our city. We have amazing fans, we have a good team, and Saturday’s match is a very important home game for us.”

The Argentine started for Inter Miami in their 1-0 win vs. D.C. United after missing their 0-0 draw vs. Orlando City. Messi has been included in the provisional Argentina national team for the June friendly matches and the Copa America.

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