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Argentina coach reveals Lionel Messi is affected by impact of Covid after he contracted the ‘roughest variant’


Argentina coach, Lionel Scaloni has revealed that Lionel Messi continues to be affected by the results of getting Covid, after he contracted the ‘roughest variant’ in the course of the winter break.

PSG celebrity Messi has performed simply as soon as this 12 months after getting contaminated final month, making his return within the 4-0 win over Reims final weekend.

Nonetheless, Messi was not referred to as up for Argentina’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Chile and Colombia as a consequence of the truth that he was nonetheless not 100% absolutely recovered from the virus, in keeping with Scaloni.

‘I talked to (Messi) after he examined constructive for COVID,’ Scaloni instructed a press convention on Wednesday. ‘It affected him so much, he had the roughest variant.

‘It will be significant that he recovers, feels match as a result of there will likely be necessary moments forward. I felt that it was not best for him to joins us [on international duty this weekend] not being at 100 per cent. He was affected for a a while.

Scaloni instructed reporters that his assistants Walter Samuel and Roberto Ayala will likely be in cost for the match. Argentina has already secured a spot on the match in Qatar, whereas Chile continues to be in rivalry.

‘I’m properly, recovered. However the PCR stays constructive,’ Scaloni added.

Brazil and Argentina have each certified for the World Cup, with two extra computerized spots up for grabs in South American qualifying.

The fifth-place crew advances to a playoff towards an Asian opponent. Solely last-place Venezuela, with seven factors, is out of rivalry.


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