ARGENTINA

Lionel Messi falls sick on flight ahead of Colombia crunch match

The Barcelona strike had to be treated by doctors during the flight to San Juan but has since recovered and should be ready in time for the World Cup 2018 qualifier on Wednesday. Spain v Colombia

Lionel Messi falls sick on flight ahead of Colombia crunch match
GUSTAVO ORTIZ DIARIO AS

England - Spain Live

Lionel Messi gave his national side a fright on Monday after falling sick during a flight to San Juan ahead of Argentina’s crunch game with Colombia later this week.

Travel sickness

LEO MESSI

The Barcelona star had to be treated by doctors for travel sickness on the plane but has since recovered and should be ready for the crucial World Cup 2018 qualifier on Wednesday (00:30 CET).

Argentina in 6th

Argentina are currently sixth in the South American standings after losing to Brazil last week while Colombia sit in one of the automatic qualification spots in third.