Lionel Messi missed Argentina’s coaching session on Thursday, elevating considerations over his health simply days forward of the FIFA World Cup conflict in opposition to defending champion France.
Injury considerations have clouded La Albiceleste’s talisman after he was seen clutching his hamstring in the course of the closing minutes of the semifinal recreation in opposition to Croatia on Tuesday.
According to Argentinian news company Clarin, Messi was with Papu Gomez, Lautaro Martinez and different gamers who began the semifinal, participating in a restoration session.
The 35-year-old has had an excellent World Cup run and is likely one of the contenders for this version’s Golden Boot, tied with France’s Kylian Mbappe at 5 objectives. The PSG star additionally has three assists below his belt in six appearances for Argentina.
Additionally, together with his fifth purpose in Qatar, he surpassed Gabriel Batistuta as the highest La Albiceleste scorer at World Cups, netting 11 instances.
Messi is taking part in at his fifth World Cup, surpassing the 4 of Diego Maradona and Javier Mascherano.
Earlier this week, Messi confirmed that this shall be his final World Cup. “I feel very happy, to be able to achieve this, to finish my World Cup journey by playing my last game in a final,” Messi instructed Argentine media outlet Diario Deportivo Ole.