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Report states that Lionel Messi will play both of Argentina's qualifying games despite injury issues

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi has been called up by Argentina for their upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers despite suffering from injury issues
Lionel Messi has been called up by Argentina for their upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers despite suffering from injury issues / Marcelo Endelli/GettyImages
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Footballing superstar, Lionel Messi's call up by Argentina for their upcoming FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers has been a source of controversy, considering that the striker is currently suffering from a hamstring injury and had missed Paris Saint-Germain's last two games due to the issue.

Messi reportedly travelled to Madrid to seek treatment for the issue and had therapy performed to regenerate the muscle tissue of the left hamstring - with the striker travelling to Argentina to join the squad in their preparations for their upcoming games against Uruguay and Brazil after treatment.

While there are still concerns over the fitness of the 34-year-old, a report in Mundo Deportivo claims that the striker will play in both games as he would not travel if he had no intentions of playing.

“Leo doesn’t come for a walk; he comes to play," a source close to the situation told the Spanish media outlet. 

PSG's management for their part have expressed their disappointment at the decision made by the Argentina FA to call up a player who is not 100 percent fit, with the club's sporting director, Leonardo even going on to ask FIFA to take action on the issue.

This has not gone down too well with the media in Argentina who have hit out at the French club by calling out the Ligue 1 giants for their stance on the issue.

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