Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni has confirmed that Lionel Messi will play in their international friendly against Uruguay on Monday.
The two teams meet at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv, with Messi set to continue in the starting XI after making his return to action for the national team against Brazil.
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️ Lionel Scaloni en conferencia: "Lionel Messi y Sergio Agüero juegan mañana. No me atrevo a confirmar mucho más, recién se cumplen 48 horas del partido que jugamos con Brasil". pic.twitter.com/wY3WCvIWm3
Messi scored the only goal of the game in the 1-0 win over Tite’s men and attracted headlines for telling the Brazil boss to shut up during the game.
Thiago Silva also criticised Messi after the match, as Brazil slumped to their fifth game in a row without a win.
Meanwhile, Argentina are on a good run and will be hoping to maintain that form against Uruguay.
The match should see Messi come up against Luis Suarez, while Barca will just be hoping both players return home unscathed ahead of some important fixtures.