Lionel Messi and Argentina train ahead of World Cup warmup
Lionel Messi joined Argentina training on Monday as they prepare to play United Arab Emirates in a friendly on Wednesday ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.
Lionel Messi was on a plane headed for Abu Dhabi to join the Argentina squad ahead of the World Cup just after his last match with Paris Saint-Germain. The World Cup friendly warmups begin today, Tuesday, November 15 and the Argentina squad has begun their training.
Messi nearly gave everyone a heart attack when he jokingly grabbed the back of his leg as if he had an injury.
Thankfully, it only lasted a second before he laughed it off with his teammate Rodrigo De Paul. Not funny, Messi!
Argentina will play the United Arab Emirates in a World Cup warmup match on Wednesday at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi at 10:30 am Eastern Time.
After the friendly, Argentina will move on to the group stage opener against Saudi Arabia on November 22. The tougher games will come later, when they close out their Group C fixtures against Mexico on November 26 and Poland on November 30.