Lionel Messi will play for Argentina when his workforce faces Brazil in a Global Cup qualifying fit on Tuesday.
Argentina trainer Lionel Scaloni mentioned Monday that Messi, who has been by way of a knee harm, will play in San Juan in a fit that might earn the workforce a place in subsequent yr’s Global Cup.
Messi performed best quarter-hour in Argentina’s 1-0 victory over Uruguay on Friday. He additionally neglected two Paris Saint-Germain fits as a result of the harm.
“A couple of days in the past he used to be bodily are compatible and on the finish we determined that the most productive can be for him to play for a couple of mins so he begins getting that excellent feeling,” Scaloni mentioned. “For the next day to come (Tuesday), it’s showed that he’ll play. We are hoping he reveals himself in a excellent position.”
The Argentines, in 2nd position within the 10-team South American standings in the back of Brazil, can qualify with a victory. Brazil has already claimed probably the most 4 automated qualifying spots from the area.
Brazil have no longer gained in Argentina since 2009.
Scaloni’s major doubt for the fit is within the midfield. Leonardo Paredes is recuperating from an harm and may as soon as once more get replaced by way of Guido Rodríguez.
Brazil can be lacking the suspended Casemiro, who might be changed by way of Fabinho. Brazil trainer Tite additionally expects to check out different avid gamers, most likely the use of Matheus Cunha up entrance as an alternative of Gabriel Jesus.
In September, the qualifier between the groups used to be suspended after seven mins of play as a result of COVID-19 protocols. FIFA has no longer but introduced what it’s going to do with that fit.