Why Lionel Messi miss Argentina’s World Cup final training session on Thursday

Why Lionel Messi miss Argentina's World Cup final training session on Thursday
Why  miss Argentina’s final training session on Thursday

The rest of the team trained on Thursday without Lionel Messi, but the 35-year-old participated in an indoor recovery session with the players who took the field against Croatia on Tuesday.

Hundreds of photographers turned up at ’s training base at Qatar University as around 13 players were put through their paces in the balmy evening heat in Doha.

But Messi was not among them, nor did he join the six starters who watched the session from the sidelines, sparking concerns that he might be nursing a thigh injury after clutching his left hamstring throughout the match against Croatia.


But, according to Argentine newspaper Clarin, the seven- Ballon d’Or winner has no injury issues ahead of Sunday’s final and his left hamstring is fine.

Messi was inside working on his rehabilitation in the gym together with the rest of Tuesday’s starting lineup, as well as Papu Gomez and Lautaro Martinez. The entire team had been granted the day off on Wednesday.

has no qualms about Messi competing in Sunday’s championship game at the Lusail Stadium because he is anticipated to be back working with the ball on the practice fields on Friday.

Currently, Angel Di Maria has proclaimed himself fit to start, leaving only Gomez’s ankle ailment as Argentina’s main injury concern after he rolled it against Australia in the round of 16.

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