For his first public appearance sinceshe set foot in Doha overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, the Argentine selection trained in the sweltering Doha early Thursday evening, without a few stars. Albiceleste captain Lionel Messi did not train with the rest of the squad on Friday but did some indoor work four days before Argentina opener against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, a source says. Argentinian Federation.
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Fourteen players as well as the three goalkeepers put on the cleats to complete a collective session, including players who have recently suffered from injuries or pain, such as Lautaro Martinez, Paulo Dybala (right thigh), Papu Gomez (kick to one knee) and Marcos Acuna (pubalgia). On the other hand, as Leo Messi, Angel Di Maria, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes and Nicolas Otamendi did not appear on the lawn.
The two players announced package the day before by the Argentine Federation, namely Nicolas Gonzalez (injured in training Thursday) and Joaquin Correa (undisclosed injury), did not participate in the session. no more than their substitutes, respectively Angel Correa and Thiago Almadanot yet arrived in Doha.
Training at Qatar University, Argentina’s base camp during the tournament, took place in front of nearly 400 journalists from all over the world, a stone’s throw from Spain’s training ground in particular.