Does Leo Messi play? Lineups of Argentina and Guatemala, confirmed formations of the friendly prior to the Copa América

Does Leo Messi play? Lineups of Argentina and Guatemala, confirmed formations of the friendly prior to the Copa América
Does Leo Messi play? Lineups of Argentina and Guatemala, confirmed formations of the friendly prior to the Copa América

Lionel Messi will start this Friday against Guatemala. The Argentine team plays its last friendly before the debut in the Cup America USA 2024.

Messifootballer Inter Miamiadded minutes last Sunday in the 1-0 victory against Ecuador in it Chicago Soldier Field. The Albiceleste captain entered in the second half.

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“He will surely play against Guatemala“, said Lionel Scaloni when they asked him about the presence of Messi in the friendly this Friday. He DT world champion did not specify whether the star will be there for the ninety minutes.

“The other day it was stipulated that he play a few minutes, and we had already talked about playing in this one and based on how he is we will see the amount. If he can play everything, the better,” confirmed the DT before facing Guatemala.

Francisco Fernandez


Scaloni He said he expects Messi “Let him play football, let him associate with his teammates and let him be himself on the field. Let him be comfortable, let him be comfortable with the team.”

The Albiceleste leads the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup after six days. They have five victories and only one defeat, against Uruguay.

Versus Guatemala, Scaloni must do the last tests to close on the 15th the list of 26 players with whom he will play the America Cup.

The technician Argentina He also assured in the press conference that he has not yet fully decided who will be the three players discarded from the squad of 29 that he has right now, although he said that he will inform you as soon as possible.

The selection of Guatemaladirected by the former Mexican soccer player Luis Fernando Tenaleads with a perfect score the Group E of the second phase of the qualifiers of the Concacaf after two days.

The last time the Chapines they faced Argentina It was in a friendly played after the Russia World Cup 2018. The Albiceleste won 3-0 with goals from Giovanni Simeone, Giovanni Lo Celso and Gonzalo Pity Martinez.

That was the first victory of Scaloni as a coach Argentina.

Allen Yanes, Rodrigo Saravia either Jose Martinez are some of the survivors of that Guatemalan team, which will now submit to Argentina to his last exam.

Argentina vs Guatemala: lineups

Argentina: Emiliano Martínez; Nahuel Molina, Nicolás Otamendi, Lisandro Martínez, Nicolás González; Valentín Carboni, Alexis Mac Allister, Enzo Fernández, Giovani Lo Celso; Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martínez. DT: Lionel Scaloni

Guatemala: Nicholas Hagen; José Ardón, José Carlos Pinto, José Morales, Nicolás Samayoa; Marco Domínguez, Óscar Castellanos, Jonathan Franco; Rubio Rubín, Óscar Santis and Elmer Cardoza. DT: Luis Fernando Tena.

 
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