FIFA World Cup- Football legend Lionel Messi, who joined his Argentina teammates for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, was recently seen shooting spectacular free kicks during the national team’s training session.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner thrived on the deadball situation and executed numerous free-kick finishes during his 21 years with Barcelona, and in Argentina’s training camp, the 34-year-old. years old was in top form, shooting consecutive free kicks. The Argentine soccer star shot two goals into the net, but his third attempt fell through as the powerful blow ended up hitting the crossbar.
Argentina to face Brazil in next FIFA World Cup qualifier
In the current FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Argentina are currently ranked second in the points table with 15 points. They have won four of their seven matches played. Three of their matches ended in a draw. For their next match, Argentina will face Brazil on September 6, with the goal of getting closer to the first. Winning all seven matches they have played, Brazil are currently at the top of the points table with 21 points.
Argentina Vs Venzuela: Messi Martinez’s tackle
In their last match in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Argentina beat Venezuela to 10 3-1 in Caracas, extending their unbeaten run to 21 matches.
Venezuelan Adrian Martinez received a red card for a severe tackle against Messi 32 minutes into the game. The Argentina team dominated the opponents throughout the match to secure a comfortable 3-1 victory. The first goal was scored by Lautaro Martinez two minutes from stoppage in the first half. The other Argentinian scorers are Joaquin Correa and Angel Correa who found the back of the net in the 71st and 74th minutes respectively. For Venezuela, Yeferson Soteldo scored the only goal during stoppage time in the second half.
Meanwhile, Messi, who only played 24 minutes on his debut for Paris Saint Germain (PSG), was on the pitch for Argentina throughout the game. His name was taken off the scoresheet by brilliant saves from goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez.