WORLD CUP – Lionel Messi absent from Argentina training session ahead of Saudi Arabia, due to injury?

Lionel Messi-reportedly missed Argentina’s early training session on Friday (11/18/2022).
Four days before undergoing the first match against Saudi Arabia (22/11/2022), Argentine fans were made nervous because of Lionel Messi.

The Argentina national team captain reportedly missed Argentina’s initial training session on Friday (11/18/2022).

Speculation also spread that Messi was injured so he could not attend the first training session which was witnessed by the media crew.
However, after investigation, Messi apparently spent Friday’s early training session in the gym as part of a “special program” designed for the PSG superstar.

According to the Mirror report quoted by, Messi joined the gym with Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Maria and Nicolas Otamendi.

The five players then joined the rest of Lionel Scaloni’s squad for the second half of the training session with all the reporters gone.

On the other hand, the 2022 World Cup will be the last chance for Lionel Messi to perform in this biggest international tournament.