Lionel Scaloni, coach of the Argentina national football team, invited the legendary Lionel Messi, captain and playmaker of the French Paris Saint-Germain.
Argentina won the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by beating France 2-4 on penalties after extra time.
Argentina ranks second in the world ranking, the first is Brazil, the second is France.
Argentina coach invites Lionel Messi
The Argentine coach invited Messi to play international friendlies for world champions against Panama and Curaçao at the end of March.
Scaloni called up 35 players for two matches, and at the top of the list are Angel Di Maria, the Italian player for Juventus, and Rodrigo de Paul, the Spanish player for Atlético Madrid.
In addition to Lautaro Martinez, the Italian player of Inter Milan, the young player Garnacho, the winger of Manchester United, was also called up.
It is also indicated that Giovani Lo Celso, midfielder of Villarreal, will return to the squad after missing the last World Cup due to injury.
Argentina will host Panama on March 23 at the Mas Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, and Curaçao will host on the 28th of the same month in Santiago del Estero.