Messi is not in the squad for the upcoming lots against Colombia and Chile, as National Trainer Lionel Salon announced on Wednesday. Instead, the coach relies on players like Leandro Parades and Angel di María of PSG, Paulo Ayala of Juventus Turin and Lazaro Martínez from Inter Milan. It is the first international game of the Argentine national team without the PSG striker since November 2018. Messi was infected with the coronavirus at the end of last year at the time of home in Argentina. The recovery lasted longer than expected, and the 34-year-old missed several games of his club. In addition to Brazil, Argentina in South America is already qualified for the World Cup in Qatar. On January 27, the Albicueleste in Ca lama meets Chile, on February 1, the team of National Coach Salon plays in Córdoba against Colombia.