Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

Lionel Messi has the prospect to equal former Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez’s document as the best goalscorer in South American FIFA World Cup qualifiers when Argentina face off in opposition to Ecuador later tonight (September 7).

Messi has scored 28 occasions within the South American World Cup qualifiers, whereas Suarez has scored 29 for Uruguay. With the latter not chosen for his nation’s squad, Messi has the prospect to equal and even surpass his former Barcelona teammate within the newest set of worldwide video games.

Messi has scored 103 targets in 175 video games for Argentina. The 2022 FIFA World Cup winner is on the cusp of one other document. After enjoying Ecuador, Argentina tackle Bolivia in FIFA World Cup qualifying 5 days later (September 12).

Javier Tebas bemoaned Lionel Messi’s Barcelona exit

Lionel Messi needed to depart Barca in the summertime of 2021, because the Blaugrana have been unable to resume the Argentine’s contract on account of La Liga’s wage cap guidelines. Since then, he performed two seasons at Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain earlier than becoming a member of MLS facet Inter Miami on a free switch this summer time.

La Liga president Javier Tebas mentioned that he wished Messi had stayed in Spain. Talking about one in all La Liga’s best gamers, Tebas mentioned (as per GOAL):

“Messi didn’t end his profession in La Liga as a result of Leo and FC Barcelona didn’t agree. I want he may have stayed and completed his profession in La Liga. It might have been one of the best for him, for me and for Barcelona.”

Messi has been in nice type for his new membership Inter Miami. He has bagged 11 targets and offered 5 assists in 11 video games throughout competitions for the MLS membership. Messi additionally helped Tata Martino’s workforce win the inaugural Leagues Cup, the Herons’ first trophy of their brief five-year historical past.

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