As Argentina launches its World Cup this Tuesday, November 22 against Saudi Arabia, the state of health of Lionel Messi worries.
Away from training for several days, Lionel Messi finally returned to collective training on Saturday, but doubts remain about his state of form. Monday, November 21, a photo of Lionel Messi’s totally swollen ankle went around social networks and did not really reassure. The newspaper L’Equipe even explains that the staff of Argentina has asked a few questions during the last hours about a possible package of the star of PSG.
According to ESPN, the Argentine suffers from muscle overload. In order to prevent a more serious injury, the medical staff of the selection had decided to spare its sessions. At a press conference, the Pulga tried to reassure, explaining that he had just taken a hit. “I’m going through a good period, both personally and physically. I’ve heard a lot of comments about the fact that I trained separately, etc. I received a blow, it was as a precaution, but nothing serious.
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Short biography of Lionel Messi – Lionel Messi is an Argentinian international footballer who plays for his training club, FC Barcelona. Talented, the Catalan club striker has an exceptional record crowned by a Ballon d’Or won four times. It was in the team of the Argentinian club Newell’s Old Boys that Lionel Messi discovered football. While he is only 12 years old, the young boy displays an abnormally small size since he measures only 1.11 m. The medical profession detects a disease of hormonal origin which will require the administration of growth hormones. The career of this promising player then depends on the success of the treatment. Unfortunately, therapy is expensive and Lionel Messi’s parents can’t afford it. In 2000, the Messi family decided to flee an Argentina in full economic bankruptcy and went into exile in Barcelona in Spain.
Lionel Messi is 13 years old and he is invited by FC Barcelona to try out. Very quickly detected by Carles Rexach, former footballer of the club, the young striker joined the blaugrana training center. Nicknamed the ‘Pulga’ (the chip) because of his small constitution, Lionel Messi is undergoing medical treatment in order to strengthen himself. In 2004, the player took his first steps in La Liga and wasted no time in revealing his talent to fans and the general public. Gradually, Lionel Messi established himself as one of the greatest footballers of his generation. His rise is meteoric and does not suffer from any challenge. The footballer’s record is impressive: 4 Champions Leagues, 7 Spanish championships, 3 Spanish cups… and above all 6 Ballons d’Or.
Lionel Messi married Antonella Roccuzo in the summer of 2017. The couple met when they were 8 and 9 years old, in the neighborhood of Rosario, Argentina. While the player had joined Spain and Barcelona, the girl was studying dietetics at the University of Rosario. Antonella Roccuzo will wait until 2010 to join her lover and formalize their relationship. The couple have 3 children, Thiago, Mateo and Ciro.
The playmaker has won everything with his Barcelona club: 10 Spanish league titles, 4 Champions League, 6 Spanish Cup or 3 Club World Cup. The big downside of his career was a clean list of any trophies with his Argentinian selection before his Copa America victory in 2021. At the individual level, Lionel Messi won six Ballon d’Ors, the last in 2019.
Argentinian star Lionel Messi receives €30 million net per season, including one million in cryptocurrency. If he honors his contract at PSG until 2024, he will pocket at least €110 million thanks to a loyalty bonus. If he plays well for three seasons in the capital, he will therefore earn €30m in 2021-2022, then €40m the following two for a total of €110m over three years. These emoluments do not take into account collective bonuses for objectives and results in particular.