The Argentina Selection that will be measured on Sunday with Brazil by Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers trained this Friday at the Corinthians headquarters in Sao Paulo, a day after having won 1-3 a Venezuela in Caracas.
In the training commanded by the Argentine coach, Lionel Scaloni, he participated without any inconvenience Lionel Messi, that came to scare when he appeared limping when he disembarked in Sao Paulo after having suffered a violent infraction in the game with Venezuela.
While the starters in Thursday’s game performed regeneration exercises in the gym and Messi was seen on a stationary bike, the substitutes participated in a training session with the ball at the Fazendinha, as the Sao Jorge Park court, the social headquarters, is known. from Corinthians.
The delegation of Argentina He disembarked at the Sao Paulo international airport at 9:17 a.m. local time this Friday after leaving Caracas at dawn, shortly after the game, and spent most of the day resting at the Hotel Marriot Airport, near the air terminal.
The images of a Messi walking with difficulties after receiving a violent kick in Thursday’s game generated concern, but the Paris Saint Germain player was seen in the afternoon walking without problems in the hotel, although with gauze on his leg, and participated in training.
Argentina, which won the Copa América a month ago by beating Brazil in the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, will star in another classic again as a visitor, but now for the sixth date of the South American qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
It is a duel between the only two undefeated teams in the South American Qualifiers. Brazil leads with 21 points after seven victories in seven games and Argentina escorts them with 15 points after four wins and three draws.
For the classic with Brazil on Sunday at the Arena Corinthians stadium, Scaloni has the 30 players called up at his disposal, since the defender Cristian ‘Cuti’ Romero and the midfielder Leandro Paredes They served their suspension on Thursday for having accumulated two yellow cards.
For the short time of preparation, Scaloni will most likely use the same team that he lined up against Venezuela, including Messi, who played the 90 minutes.
Argentina accumulated 21 games unbeaten, since they have not lost since July 2, 2019, precisely against Brazil (2-0) at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte for the semifinals of the Copa América that year.