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Messi joins Argentina training ahead of Italy clash in World Cup warm-up

The training also had City striker Sergio Aguero but he will not participating and has been sidelined because of a knee injury recently.

Published: 21st March 2018 12:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st March 2018 12:19 AM   |  A+A-

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi (File | AP)

By AFP

LONDON: Lionel Messi joined up with his Argentina team-mates on Tuesday as they trained at Manchester City ahead of their World Cup warm-up against Italy.

Messi's side are based at the Football Academy of Premier League leaders City while they prepare for the friendly at Eastlands on Friday.

The Barcelona forward arrived to start working with the rest of the squad on Tuesday and was present at a training session open to media in the afternoon.

Also present but not participating was City striker Sergio Aguero, who has been sidelined with a knee injury recently.

Another City player, defender Nicolas Otamendi, was involved along with the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria, Javier Mascherano and Marcos Rojo.



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