However Argentinian media stated the 35-year-old captain, who’s competing in his fifth and final World Cup, was being saved aside as a “precautionary” measure resulting from muscle fatigue.
Messi, whose workforce are among the many favourites in Qatar to raise the one main trophy that has eluded his good profession, additionally stayed away from primary coaching on the Qatar College on Friday, remaining within the fitness center with another gamers.
Messi missed a Paris St Germain sport earlier this month resulting from an infected Achilles tendon. However Argentinian media stated there was no actual doubt that he would miss the Saudi Arabia sport.
Argentina can even face Mexico and Poland in Group C.