Highlights

  • Messi has recovered from Covid-19 recently
  • Argentina have already qualified for the 2022 World Cup
  • Argentina to play Chile & Colombia on Jan 27 and Feb 1

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Star footballer Lionel Messi will not play in Argentina's World Cup qualifier matches as the management has decided to rest him after he recovered from Covid-19 recently.

Argentina, who already qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, are scheduled to play Chile and Colombia on January 27 and February 1 respectively.

Also read: Athletic Bilbao knock Barcelona out of Copa del Rey

Messi was the only Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) player that is not called for international duty as his PSG teammates Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes were named in the 27-member Argentina squad.

Interestingly, Lionel Messi has missed 10 league games since his arrival at PSG and many are speculating about his fitness.

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