Argentina national football team will play a friendly match against Singapore national football team on June 13 at Singapore. Naturally, the fans were in a great hope to see arguably the greatest footballer of this era Lionel Messi live. But seems like they will be in a huge disappointment as Lionel Messi will not play against Singapore as he will leave the Argentina squad after the clash against Brazil on June 9 in Melbourne, Australia. The match versus the Lions will be held at the National Stadium of Singapore.
According to an Argentine newspaper Clarin, Lionel Messi who is one of the greatest footballer of his generation, will not be available in the friendly clash against Singapore national football team. It is heard that he will miss the game for the preparation of his upcoming wedding. The wedding will take place on 30 June.
Messi, who is a 5 time Ballon d’Or winner will be marrying his long time girlfriend and fiance Antonella Roccuzzo on 30 June in Messi’s hometown Rosario, Argentina. Messi and his fiance have two children together namely Thiago and Mateo.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi is now in Melbourne, Australia to train with his Argentina national team prior to the huge clash against their all time rival Brazil. These two football giant will play against each other on June 9 at the Melbourne Cricket Stadium.
After that match it has been known that Messi will most probably be back to Argentina and rest of the squad will travel to Singapore for the match against he Lions. Clarin has reported these in their newspaper.
Argentina’s newly appointed coach Jorge Sampaoli has also confirmed these news while in a press conference in Melbourne on Thrusday Morning. So, the fans of Singapore who wants to see Messi have to please themselves by seeing Messi on the silver screen, not live.
Sampaoli said that, Lionel Messi and Otamendi have been permitted to go back to Argentina because they are going to get married. And this was planned. So, it is certain that Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi will not be with the Argentine team in the match against Singapore.
Football Association of Singapore and UNICESS who are the match promoter have said in a joint media statement that they are totally aware of the recent newspaper stories which shows the state of absence of Nicolas Otamedi and Lionel Messi in the match against Singapore which will be held at June 13 at the Singapore Sports Hub.
But it is a fat that Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has already confirmed the disappearance of the two players. FAS and UNICESS have said that they are working with AFA to determine the fact behind the media stories about the two players.
And in the meantime, they are working on to welcome the Argentina national football team to Singapore as they will play against The Lions which will be a celebration of FAS’s 125 year anniversary.
Despite Messi’s absence there are some other big names like Angel Di Maria, Javier MAscherano and Gonzalo Higuain etc who will play the game against Singapore.
Marketing executive alvin Tan has said that Messi is most probably the biggest superstar along with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in Football world. So, it is going to be a huge disappointment for the fans in Singapore.