Suffers problem after UAE friendly on Thursday. The No.10 has focused on regeneration work to deal with the various physical issues he has been carrying since the UAE warm-up match before arriving in Qatar.
The sole of the Albiceleste captain’s left foot is a particular concern for Argentina because the injury returned after the match against Saudi Arabia, which Argentina lost 2-1.
Will Messi play against Mexico ?
Messi’s participation in Saturday’s decisive clash against Mexico is not in doubt, but there is panic in the country whenever the forward puts himself in the hands of doctors and rehabilitation specialists.
He also spent two practices on the sideline last week and now practiced separately in Thursday’s penultimate practice before the Mexico game. Lionel Scaloni, however, is considering making changes against Mexico.
The coach may shake up the lineup, but Messi should still lead the team out of the tunnel on Saturday night.