Now Argentina in trouble too? Lionel Messi misses group training again

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It has been known since Saturday evening that Golden Ball Karim Benzema will not be present at the World Cup. But after France, another top favorite for final victory is now also in trouble. Vedette Lionel Messi did not train with the group for the second time yesterday.

Jens Heylen

There has been some panic in the Argentine ranks in recent days. Lionel Messi did not train with the group for the second day in a row. Messi trained indoors in Doha on Saturday, but on Sunday he took to the field to train individually, without a ball, of course.

For the time being, it is not yet clear which physical problem is bothering Messi and how serious it is. More information will probably be released later on Sunday whether or not the Argentinian will be fit. Argentina will open its World Cup against Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

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