On the morning of Thursday, December 14, 2022, Argentina faced Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals. Messi and his teammates easily defeated the opponent by a score of 3-0 to advance directly to the semifinals. Argentina’s final opponent will be France, who defeated Morocco in the second semifinal. The match is scheduled for December 18.
Lionel Messi continued to make a bold impression with 1 goal and 1 assist in Argentina’s victory.
However, his joy, as well as that of all Argentina fans, was not complete because the 35-year-old striker appeared to have a hamstring injury by repeatedly massaging the left thigh area on the pitch.
This raises suspicions that Messi is hampered by an injury and is in pain while playing.
According to the most recent report from Foot Mercato (France), Messi was absent from Argentina’s most recent training session prior to the World Cup final, heightening these concerns. Most likely, the PSG striker has been given a break to fully recover from injury or other health issues in order to have optimal preparation for the upcoming crucial match.
In the worst case scenario, if Messi’s condition is worse than anticipated and he is unable to attend the final, Argentina will suffer a tremendous setback.
From the beginning of the tournament until now, the winner of seven golden balls has contributed significantly to Argentina’s success with five goals and three assists after six matches (leading the scoring list). reached the World Cup championship match.
El Pulga would be on par with the legendary Diego Maradona, who led Argentina to the World Cup victory in 1986, if it were to win the championship. This means Messi will succeed his predecessor and become the greatest player in the nation’s history.
Man Utd attacker set for ‘sᴜгρrise exit’ in January as €80m target will ‘impact his future’
Man United attacker Jadon Sancho could leave the club in January, according to reports, because ‘the jury is still out’ on whether Erik ten Hag can get the best out of him.
Sancho was finally signed by Manchester United last year after the English club paid around £73 million to sign him from Borussia Dortmund.
Over several seasons, the winger shone for the Bundesliga club, and he also made an impression in the Champions League.
He struggled at Manchester United because he couldn’t adjust to life in the Premier League.
When Ten Hag took over at Manchester United in the summer, Sancho was given a fresh start. The 22-year-old benefited from this early in the season as his form improved.
This prompted calls for him to be re-considered for England, but his form dipped again in the weeks leading up to the World Cup.
He did not travel with the rest of United’s squad for their mid-season camp and Ten Hag has reveαled that his player is struggling “physically and меnтally”.
“I doubt he’ll be back this week,” Ten Hag told reporters.
“We want to bring him back as soon as possible, but I can’t say when that will be.
“There are times when fitness and mood are at odds. We got a drop in quality level and sometimes you don’t know why or what is causing it.
“That is what we are doing right now to try to get him back there. It is a physical and меnтal combination.”
This has fueled speculation that Sancho will leave the club, and he has been linked with Premier League rivals Chelsea.
TEAMtalk transfer expert Graeme Bailey believes Gakpo’s possible arrival could have an impact on Sancho.
“As of now, Erik Ten Hag believes he can return Jadon Sancho to his best,” Bailey told TEAMtalk.
“He and his team, including Steve McClaren, have done fantastic work with Marcus Rashford. The jury is still out on whether they can do the same here.
“United want Sancho to get back to his best, despite his current position in the pecking order.
“Another issue that Sancho may have to deal with is the possible arrival of Cody Gakpo. That could also impact his future.”
Gakpo has had a fantastic few months, and it has now been reported that he is worth €80 million ahead of January.
Sancho’s departure is described as a ‘sᴜгρrise exit’ by TEAMtalk. Bailey does not expect Sancho to leave permanently, but a loan is possible.
“However, in terms of an impending sale, that is an absolute no-go,” Bailey added.
“However, a loan I can see and maybe a return to the Bundesliga to get his confidence back. He is regarded more highly in Germany than anywhere else in the world.”