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Scaloni forced to exclude Argentina star from FIFA World Cup 2022 squad due to Lionel Messi’s orders: Report


Argentina captain Lionel Messi forcing Lionel Scaloni to ignore Manchester UnitedAlejandro Garnacho’s rising star from his 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, El Nacional declared.

Garnacho is the breakout star for Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United in the 2022-23 season. The Argentine forward has been in excellent form for the club, scoring twice and providing two assists in his last three matches in all competitions. Given his mesmerizing performances for United, it is believed the 18-year-old could be included in Argentina’s 26-man squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Alejandro Garnacho is the 4th youngest academy graduate to score in the Premier League for Man Utd:🥇 Federico Macheda – 17 years 227 days🥈 Danny Welbeck – 17 years 355 days🥉 Marcus Rashford – 18 years 120 days4️⃣ ALEJANDRO GARNACHO – 18 years old , 136 daysSpecial. https://t.co/4G1pT22jqW

According to the aforementioned report, Scaloni appreciated the young striker’s ability but was forced to leave him out of the squad on Messi’s orders. It is thought that Messi does not like the way Garnacho repeatedly insists that his idol is Cristiano Ronaldo and has more than once imitated his way of celebrating.

No. No. 10 was also moved by the number of pictures that Garnacho shared about Ronaldo, calling him the best player in history. Garnacho had previously given that special title to fellow countryman Messi. The Paris Saint-Germain man is said to have been outraged by the United striker’s change of stance and accused him of being a traitor.

The Argentinian youngster is also accused of liking a tweet criticizing Scaloni’s decision to leave him out and replace them with the likes of Angel Correa, Paulo Dybala and Joaquin Correa. The Argentina dressing room is said to be less than enthusiastic about United ace’s social media activity.

It is feared that Garnacho could be banished for a long time because of his recent actions and suffer the same fate as outcast Mauro Icardi.


Argentina captain Lionel Messi names the two most feared teams of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Speaking on Universo Valdano on Movistar+, Lionel Messi opened up about the strongest squad at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He pointed to defending champion France and five-time world champion Brazil, claiming that both teams are have a lot of quality.

Argentina does not. 10 said (via daily post):

“France is very good. They have some injured players, but they have scary potential in the squad. They have top players and a coach [Deschamps] been there for a while with the same group and won the World Cup first.

“Brazil also have very quality core players, especially in the bottom third where they can beat the men, they have a good number nine, Neymar.”

Argentina, which is in Group C alongside Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland, kicks off their 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign with a clash with Saudi Arabia on November 22.

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