Argentina players Joaquin Correa and Nicolas Gonzalez were sent home with injuries before the team started.
Argentina superstar Lionel Messi and six other players were absent from Argentina’s training camp at Qatar University.
On Friday, two days after Argentine footballers Joaquin Correa and Nicolas Gonzalez were sent home with injuries, head coach Lionel Scaloni appeared to be taking no chances with the extra loss and was promoting the best players as a precautionary measure ahead of the World Cup. .
Team captain Messi and Argentina’s four other starting players, including midfielders Rodrigo De Paul and Leandro Paredes, defenders Nicolas Otamendi and forward Angel di Maria trained separately from the rest of the squad and remained in training on Friday, according to and the Argentine Football Association. (AFA).
Two other Argentine defenders, Lisandro Martinez and Juan Foyth, also skipped training camp on Friday. The group did not cite the specific reasons for the move, however, such harm prevention measures are common.
La Albiceleste are advancing to the 2022 World Cup after a 35-game winning streak.
Argentina is scheduled to play Saudi Arabia on November 22. They will also face Mexico on November 26 and Poland on November 30.
“Will Leo Messi take the football home with the #FIFAWorldCup?” Messi thought in a tweet on Friday.
— Leo Messi 🔟 (@WeAreMessi) November 18, 2022
Teammate Otamendi also posted a series of photos showing the team’s training sessions in Doha, writing on November 18, “we continue”.
He used another hashtag #Qatar2022 post showing part of Team Argentina’s training session.
— Nicolas Otamendi (@Notamendi30) November 17, 2022