The forward has yet to appear for his new club this season, but Lionel Scaloni has still addressed him internationally
Lionel Messi has been included in Argentina’s squad for their upcoming World Cup, although he has yet to make his debut for Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi has yet to experience a minute of competitive action since helping Argentina beat Brazil in the Copa America final on July 11, but has still received a lot of news due to a surprising change of location at club level.
The 34-year-old was forced to end his 21-year career in Barcelona last month due to the ongoing financial battle, and he subsequently joined PSG for a free transfer, but fans are still waiting for the six- times the winner of the Ballon d’Or makes his first appearance.
What is the situation?
Messi was not available for PSG’s first three Ligue 1 matches of the 2021-222 campaign, but trained with the rest of the team while building his fitness further on his fitness.
Head coach Mauricio Pochettino said Argentina could be handed over his first outing for the club Sunday away at Reims , which is their last match before the international break takes effect.
Scaloni calls on Messi
Despite the fact that Messi is still getting back on track physically fast, Lionel Scaloni, the boss of Argentina, called up the former Barcelona superstar for his team’s latest series of World Cup qualifiers in September.
If Messi actually joins his country for their matches against Venezuela, Brazil and Bolivia, he could be a big doubt for PSG’s next set of matches later this month, as Argentina and Brazil are still on the red list ‘for travelers under the current government rules of the French government.
Who else made the Argentina team?
PSG can also sweat over the availability of Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes, who were called up along with Messi while Argentina want to move one step closer to Qatar 2022.
Elsewhere, the talents of Juventus’ Paulo Dybala have returned to the international squad after a two-year absence, with the two Aston Villa duo Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia.
Inter’s Lautaro Martinez has reached the 30-man squad after suffering an injury, and Tottenham’s latest signing Cristian Romero is also still in Scaloni’s plans for his move from Atalanta.
Argentina’s qualifying team for the World Cup:
Goalkeepers: Franco Armani, Emiliano Martínez, Juan Musso, Gerónimo Rull.
Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel, Marcos Acuña, Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi, Juan Foyth, Lucas Martínez Quarta, Germán Pezzella, Lisandro Martínez, Nicolás Tagliafico
Midfielders: Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso, Exequiel Palacios, Guido Rodríguez, Nicolás Domínguez, Emiliano Buendía, Alejandro Gómez.
Forwards: Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María, Lautaro Martínez, Nicolás González, Ángel Correa, Paulo Dybala, Julián Álvarez, Joaquín Correa.