Messi’s injury threatens Argentina’s World Cup hopes

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Argentina believed Lionel Messi would make a memorable World Cup debut. The superstar with the magic in his boots announced that this would be his final World Cup. Messi has ten La Liga titles, seven Ballon d’Or, four Champions Leagues, and one Copa America. Messi’s injury threatens Argentina’s World Cup hopes.

Argentina began the competition on a 36-match winning streak after winning Copa America in Brazil last year. Also, Argentina was seen as a favourite by pundits and fans worldwide. Argentina was hoping for a World Cup victory by one of the world’s best players.

Messi’s injury threatens Argentina’s World Cup hopes

The 2-1 loss to tactically superior and more athletic Saudi Arabia on Tuesday brought them back down to earth. Messi’s World Cup adventure may end in disgrace rather than success. Argentina has begun autopsies. Fans and commentators disagree on whether ‘Pibe’ was appropriate. He missed a few group training sessions due to a calf ailment.

A photo of his damaged ankle went viral, even though he only wore an ice pack. His club, Paris Saint-Germain, was chastised for continuing to play him rather than resting him for the World Cup. Outstanding speech Lionel Scaloni was criticised for his team’s inability to penetrate Saudi Arabia’s powerful defensive line in the first half.

He was also chastised for his team’s failure to break down a staunch defence that grew stronger as they led. Some believe Messi, 35, is no longer as good as he was. “He’s not injured, but he has a number of logical issues as a result of his age and playing time,” Ole explained. Messi is still a nation’s hope. Following the Saudi game, rumours of his motivating bus speech to teammates immediately spread.

“People assume this gang won’t abandon them,” he allegedly said the next day at training. “It’s up to us; we know we need to win, but we’ve played these games before, so it’s time to get back on track.” If Argentina hopes to win against Mexico and advance, Messi must improve his performance against Saudi Arabia.

Messi's injury threatens Argentina's World Cup hopes

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