Argentina national team | Lionel Messi won’t be called up for the Chile-Argentina match: How could his absence hurt the Peruvian side? | Qatar 2022 Qualifiers | NCZD DTCC | Total Sports
Lionel Messi You are going through a very uncomfortable time of uncertainty. The early days of 2022 are not going well for the Argentine star, who, having recently overcome COVID-19, is not yet ready to get back on the court with him. Paris Saint-Germain. Even summoned with Argentina national team Summoned, which can relatively harm Peruvian team Before the next double date for Qatar 2022 qualifiers.
after Messi He returned to France after testing negative for COVID-19 over a week ago, and his presence with PSG has not yet been possible. In fact, the Argentine star is training away from his other teammates, so he is not yet fit to play the games.
According to ESPN journalist Christian Martin, as he continues his recovery process, ‘Lio’ will also miss this weekend’s match against Brest in Ligue 1.. Another losing match is added to the negative list of the Paris Saint-Germain star this season. but, this is not every thing. Inevitably, there will be an impact on the Argentine national team.
Not being able to count on his star multiple times in the current campaign –Messi It also missed the league matches from the qualifiers – the Paris club intends to dispense with the 34-year-old Albiceleste in the double date of the qualifiers that will take place between the last days of January and date. The first day of February.
According to the information received from Christian Martin, there is a good relationship between the Argentine Football Association and the Paris Saint-Germain board of directors; In this sense, both institutions are negotiating – with the agreement of the “flea” – not to be invited on the next double date, given that Argentina is already seeded in the World Cup.
How will it affect the Peruvian national team?
In the absence of Lionel Messi In the upcoming call for the Argentine national team, which will be announced these days, the Peruvian team will be, albeit indirectly, one of the affected in the main qualifying matches.
It happens that Argentina has to visit its counterpart in Chile on January 27 and then receive Colombia on February 1. Both teams are direct competitors to Peru in their aspirations for the Qatar World Cup 2022, so Messi’s absence in those matches from Albiceleste would be unfavorable to Blanqueroga.
Crack Rosario is the top scorer of the Argentine national team and the third scorer of the current qualifiers with six victories.. His presence in the field is absolutely essential. He even swept the most stats in the last Copa America of which he was finally champion.
Lionel Messi He was the continental championship’s top scorer with Colombian Luis Diaz (four captions), he was a leader in assists (5) and was also the player who created the most scoring chances for his team (21). Without a doubt, having a “flea” is very useful and his absence in the playoffs will leave a void that is difficult to fill.
The Peruvian national team is currently in fifth place (the play-off) in the South American qualifiers with 17 points, just like Colombia, which is fourth on goal difference. Similarly, ‘Blanquirroja’ has only one point advantage over Chile (6).
The team led by Ricardo Gareca will try to score as many points as possible in the remaining duels, but they will also hope that their direct competitors will fall in order to gain a greater advantage in the table. Moreover, in the worst case scenario, it is better that the other contenders fighting to qualify will have negative results as well.
Messi’s absence will not help the Peruvian team much in this latest goal. Although Argentina have a great team, they have a lot to lose by losing their captain. In the same way, in this type of match anything can happen and Blanquirroja should always focus on doing things right. At the moment it depends on itself and that is the most important thing.