The Argentine team is in total uncertainty after its biggest star and captain, Lionel Messi, underwent medical examinations in order to determine if there is any injury that could prevent his participation in the match against Bolivia for the South American Qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.
After an action in the match against Ecuador, also on matchday 1 of the Qualifiers, Messi pointed towards coach Lionel Scaloni’s bench and requested the change, which occurred moments after he scored his 104th goal, which ultimately gave him the first three points to the Albiceleste.
Now uncertainty reigns in the atmosphere of Argentina because To date, the results of the exams that were taken on the 10th have not been publicly released. to rule out or confirm any injury.
Scaloni himself confirmed Messi’s illness hours after the match against Ecuador but at no time did he say that Messi’s presence in La Paz could be at risk due to his right thigh problem.
“He asked me for the change. If not, I won’t take it out. We will evaluate him later to see what he has. I don’t know what Leo has. He asked for the change because he felt something. They will do studies on him and if he is well, he will travel. If not, we will see what we do,” commented the coach at the press conference held at the Mas Monumental in Buenos Aires.
The images broadcast by TyC Sports of Messi entering a medical center caused an avalanche of fans to come to the institution to seek answers and show their support for the star.
It is expected that it will be this Sunday when, minutes before the team gets on the plane, official information will be released on whether Messi will be able to travel to Bolivia or if, on the contrary, he will leave directly for Miami to begin his recovery with his team.
For now, Messi’s solitary goal allowed Argentina to take the lead in the South American Qualifiers, which they share with three points along with Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia, the winners of the first day.
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