Game Time Eludes Messi as Copa America Beckons

Game Time Eludes Messi as Copa America Beckons

Lionel Messi, the superstar forward for Inter Miami, has been seeing limited game time for Argentina as the Albiceleste for the upcoming Copa America 2024.

According to Argentina’s coach, Lionel Scaloni, the decision to limit Messi’s playing time is a precautionary measure to ensure the player’s fitness and avoid any potential injuries.

Messi has been dealing with fitness issues this season, missing several MLS fixtures for Inter Miami.

The Barcelona legend also missed international action with Argentina in March, and has not played for the team in six months.

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However, he made his return to the field in a friendly match against Ecuador in Chicago on Sunday, coming on as a substitute in the 56th minute.

Argentina is taking a cautious approach with their captain, not wanting to risk aggravating any potential injuries. With the Copa America tournament just around the corner, the team wants to ensure that Messi is fully fit and ready to lead the team to victory.

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Argentina has another friendly match against Guatemala on Friday in Washington DC, before opening their Copa America campaign against Canada on June 20. The team is hoping to have Messi fully fit and firing by then, and are taking all necessary precautions to ensure his readiness.

Messi’s limited game time is a testament to the team’s commitment to prioritizing his fitness and well-being.

As one of the most talented players in the world, Argentina is eager to have him at full strength as they seek to defend their Copa America title.

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