The Copa America begins this evening with a match between Brazil and Venezuela, assuming Venezuela can play a team after registering 12 positive covid-19 tests yesterday.
Argentina, led by Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero, kicks off their competition against Chile on Monday evening at the same time. Although Aguero has recently joined Barcelona,Mundo Deportivo
reports that it is still unclear whether Messi will extend his contract with the club.
Barcelona believes the offer they made to Messi and his father a few weeks ago was acceptable to him and that he will take it soon. The plan is for the Albiceleste skipper to play for Barcelona until the summer of 2023, after which he would likely join
's Inter Miami inMajor League Soccer
The Catalans would have liked to finalize and publicize the deal before the Copa America began, but they understand that Messi works at his own speed.
Messi is expected to wait until afterCopa America
to make a definitive choice; he will be leading Argentina, intending to win the championship after losing two finals in the past. PSG is still a contender, but Messi's focus right now is on following in the footsteps of the late Diego Maradona and leading Argentina to victory.