On Wednesday, the Copa América winner contested his World Cup basic rehearsal versus the United Arab Emirates prior to Messi and his colleagues start the winter World Cup versus Saudi Arabia on November 22nd. The other challengers in Group C are Mexico and Poland.

The 35-year-old captain did not omit his own World Cup triumph a couple of days before the competition start. The World Cup is complicated and so tough that everything can happen, said Messi, who had joined his teammates in Abu Dhabi on Monday.


Argentina was world champion in 1978 and 1986. Messi himself stopped working in Germany in 2014.

The seven-time world footballer Lionel Messi beware of the title opportunity of the Argentine nationwide group at the World Cup in Qatar (from Sunday).

If I had to put some groups about other places, I think that Brazil, France and England are a little above the rest, said the Argentine token in an interview with the South American football conference CONMEBOL.