Lionel messi, captain of the Argentine national team, would not be called up for the next two matches of South American Qualifiers against Chile and Colombia for an agreement between Paris saint germain and the Argentine Soccer Association (AFA), according to the Spanish press today.
The newspaper Sports world He assured that PSG agreed with Argentina and Brazil that Messi and Neymar, stars of the French team, do not travel to the double date that will be played between January 27 and February 1. According to information from the Catalan media, Leo would be the only one from Argentina who would not be released since Ángel Di María and Leandro Paredes will be part of the team led by Lionel Scaloni.
The point of agreement between PSG and AFA was the need for a break for Messi, who has not yet returned to training normally after having contracted the coronavirus. And the Parisian club has also been lucky with Neymar, who is recovering from his left ankle ailment and is expected to soon be able to start jogging at Camp des Loges.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team has as its main objective the round of 16 series of the European Champions League against Real Madrid and needs Messi in his best physical and footballing condition. The first leg will be played on February 15 in Paris and the rematch, on March 9, in Madrid.