The Argentine footballer will return to training with PSG after three days off
Messi's agenda for the World Cup in Qatar
There are 11 days left before the start of the World Cup in Qatar and the players who will be part of the big event only think about the start of the event. One of the great stars that will be in Doha will be Lionel Messi, who still has commitments ahead of him with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and who has a tight schedule ahead of his debut against Saudi Arabia on November 22.
It should be noted that the ten of the Argentine national team suffered on November 5 “an inflammation in the Achilles tendon” for which he was absent from the last duel against Lorient and did not participate in the last practices either. The coach of the Parisian side, Christophe Galtierallowed the 35-year-old striker to rest Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so that he can recover from his discomfort and be in optimal condition.
In this context, the site L'Equipe reported that this Thursday Messi will join PSG in trainingin order to prepare for the date of the weekend. That is why the former Barcelona has three practice days ahead of him: Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Then, on Sunday he will be part of the team against Auxerre at the Parc des Princes. At this point it is unknown if he will start, but the idea of the coaching staff is that he can add minutes.
Then, the Argentine will travel to Qatar and on Monday he will join those mentioned by Lionel Scaloni. The coach of the albiceleste team must announce the list of 26 players before November 14 and will probably do so that Sunday, to allow the players to be in Doha on Monday and be able to carry out the first practice.
The selected champion of America also has a friendly scheduled against the United Arab Emirates (UAE)on Wednesday 16 in Abu Dhabi. This commitment will be key for the technical director who will have to define, among other things, who will replace Giovani Lo Celso, who will miss the World Cup due to injury. Then, the team will return to Doha and prepare for the debut in the great competition in Qatar, on November 22 against Saudi Arabia for the first date of Group C.
In total , Messi will do three training sessions with PSG and will add a few minutes in the match against Auxerre next Sunday. Then he will have at least six practices with the Argentine team and a friendly, against the UAE before the most anticipated debut.
Messi has one game left with PSG before the start of the World Cup (Reuters)
Lionel Messi's diary
Thursday 10: training with PSG
Friday 11: training with PSG
Saturday 12: training session with PSG
Sunday 13: match against Auxerre for Ligue 1
Monday 14: joins the Argentine national team
Tuesday 15: training session with the Argentine national team
Wednesday 16: friendly against the United Arab Emirates
Thursday 17: training with the Argentine national team
Friday 18: training with the Argentine national team
Saturday 19: training with the national team Argentina
Sunday 20: training with the Argentine national team
Monday 21: training with the Argentine national team
Tuesday 22: match against Saudi Arabia, first date of the World Cup in Qatar
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