Lionel messi put his barcelona troubles behind him to fire argentina to an opening 1 0 victory over ecuador in world cup qualifying overnight. World cup qualifying for the 2022 showpiece in qatar was due.
Fifa world cup away from barcelona soap opera lionel messi begins quest for elusive world cup crown with argentina the six time ballon d or winner has won everything at club level but his.
Argentina world cup 2018 lionel messi. Messi 33 has been argentina captain since 2011 and helped them to three successive finals in that time but each one two in the copa america and one in the world cup ended in defeat. Argentina got their world cup qualifying campaign off to the perfect start on thursday when lionel messi s early penalty gave them a 1 0 win over ecuador in a lacklustre match in buenos aires. Nigeria to the relationship with jorge sampaoli and his off the pitch friendship with lionel messi rojo spoke about it.
These two teams met in the final round of qualifying for the. Lionel messi s heartbreaks with argentina lionel messi turned 31 last week and his best chance of ending argentina s 25 year wait to win a major tournament may now be gone. Lionel scaloni has built a robust group with emiliano martinez and lautaro martinez assured of their.
5 messi offered to take his argentina team mates from europe to south america. It s the first game of an 18 match schedule to determine the teams that qualify for the 2022 world cup in qatar. Getty images world cup qualifying in south america gets underway on thursday with lionel messi and argentina facing ecuador in buenos aires.
Lionel messi headlines argentina s preliminary 30 man squad for next month s conmebol world cup qualifiers against ecuador and bolivia. From the goal vs. Marcos rojo was a hero at the 2018 world cup for argentina as he scored the goal which secured qualification to the round of 16 and he spoke about it all.
Argentina face bolivia and ecuador in their first two 2022 world cup qualifying matches on october 8 and october 13. Argentina have drafted lionel messi into their squad for the upcoming world cup qualifiers. The 33 year old great has been in open conflict with.