Lionel Messi will play against Brazil, confirms Lionel Scaloni

Mon 15 November 2021 | 20:41

Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni has confirmed Lionel Messi will play in Albiceleste’s World Cup qualifier against Brazil on Tuesday.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner was called up for national team duty despite missing

Paris Saint-Germain

’s last two games due to knee and hamstring issues.

The 34-year-old striker came on as a 76th-minute substitute in the

1-0 victory over Uruguay



explained he had used


to keep him in top condition for Tuesday's clash with


, and the coach confirmed that


superstar would certainly play a part.

"It is confirmed that Messi will play tomorrow,"


told reporters on Monday


Brazil have dropped just two points in their 12 qualifiers so far, topping the table ahead of Scaloni’s side.

On the challenge his team face, Scaloni said:

"This Brazilian team is one of the most direct in recent times.

"They have already qualified for the World Cup, and we know how difficult this game is going to be.

"You have to always play the same, it is not worth it for me that a player of mine plays in one way against Venezuela and another against Brazil. Football is always the same regardless of the rival.

"I don't think the rest of the rivals in the qualifiers are less than Brazil. They are all very difficult games.

"There are always things to correct. Our goal is that the players do not relax, that they know that there are things to improve."

source: SportMob

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