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Lionel Messi’s Argentina return might prolong as the story takes a new twist

The Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi since a poor World Cup with led to an eventual crashing out by champions France, hasn’t featured for his country Argentina and has left many Argentina supporters may have to wait even longer to see Lionel Messi again play in the national team.

Lionel Messi previously announced his retirement from international football in 2016, having lost the Copa America final to Chile, before making a declaration on a decision to return.

According to reports, Argentina fans were hoping he would make a return into the national team as rumors go around that he would make himself available for March’s friendly with Venezuela.

But this optimism has taken a hit with national coach Lionel Scaloni admitting he hasn’t spoken to Messi for “a while.” This means it is likely for the forward, who is currently injured with a thigh issue, to skip the friendly clash on March 22.

In any case, we will be excited to see the return of the football genius into the national team, precisely as he is only 19 lids away from matching Javier Mascherano’s all-time appearance record for Argentina, and is already the nation’s leading goal scorer, achieved 65 times in 128 outings.

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