June 28, 2021 || 9:30 am

Messi is not getting rest.

Tickets for the quarter-finals have been confirmed with two wins in the first three matches. The match against Bolivia is a lot of formality for Argentina. There were rumors that Lionel Messi could be rested for this match. But that is not happening. Coach Lionel Scaloni confirmed that the captain will play in the last match of the group from the beginning.

 

Argentina will face Bolivia in the Copa America match at 6 am Bangladesh time on Tuesday at Cuiabar Arena Pantanal.
Messi has played every minute of his first three matches in the tournament so far. As usual, he was very active in the field. In the first match against Chile, Messi touched 6 times, which was the highest of the team.

 

The next match was against Uruguay 78 times, this time jointly with the team’s top Rodrigo de Paul. Only defender Noel Molina then touched the ball more often than he did against Paraguay.

Messi also played full time in two World Cup qualifiers before the Copa America. The long haul of the club season, then being on the field every minute of all matches for the national team. All in all, the 34-year-old forward’s body is going through a lot of stress.

 

After the Paraguay match, Scaloni said he thought of giving Messi a rest that day. But he could not do it because of his reliance on the best star of the team. The Argentina coach said in a press conference on Sunday that Messi will also play against Bolivia.

Only one player is guaranteed a place in this team. And everyone knows who he is. The rest will have to achieve it. ”

Franco Armani is returning to the bottom of the goal post in place of Emiliano Martinez against Bolivia.

Herman Pessia is the only defender in the starting XI against Paraguay. Ezekiel Palacios returns to midfield.

Sergio Aguero and Lautaro will be with Messi in the attack.

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