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Everything Messi did against Uruguay ahead of 2026 World Cup qualifiers


By Ahmad Harbi

Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 05:30 PM

The Argentine star drives Lionel Messi His country’s national team tango against Uruguay II in the early hours of Friday as part of the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.

The match is expected to witness a special clash between Lionel Messi and his former Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez as they take on Ghana in the 2022 World Cup. Last time.

Lionel Messi has previously faced the Uruguay national team in 12 matches in Copa America, South American World Cup qualifiers and one friendly.

Messi led Argentina in 8 matches, losing 2 and drawing 1, scoring 6 goals and assisting 3 more against the Uruguayan national team.

In total, Messi played 178 matches with the Argentina national team and his contribution reached 162 goals, where he scored 106 goals and assisted 56 others, making him the all-time top scorer for the Argentina national team.

Meanwhile, Gremio’s Brazilian striker Luis Suarez is two goals behind his close friend Messi, who played together at Barcelona, ​​with the latter having 31 goals, while Luis has 29 in qualifying.

In total, the 36-year-old Suarez has made 137 international appearances and scored 68 goals.

Second-placed Uruguay with seven points faces qualifying leaders Argentina with 12 points tomorrow before hosting bottom-placed Bolivia next Tuesday.

World Cup winners Argentina, who have won their first 4 matches and have had a great start to the qualifiers under Messi, will face tough tests against Uruguay and Brazil in the current break as they are public competitions. , but they do not affect the eligibility status in any way.

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Next to Argentina are Uruguay, Brazil and Venezuela with 7 points each with 2 wins, 1 loss and a draw.

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