Lionel Messi fitness latest ahead of Argentina vs Saudi Arabia

A fresh insight into the wellbeing of Argentina talisman Lionel Messi has been provided late on Saturday evening.

For those not aware, murmurs of concern surrounding the fitness of seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi have spread over the course of the last 48 hours.

This comes after the veteran attacker was spotted training away from the rest of Lionel Scaloni’s squad.

In turn, with the Albiceleste primed to kick the country’s World Cup adventure into gear in just three days’ time, it had been suggested that Messi’s availability remained somewhat up in the air.

Late on Saturday evening, though, an update on the situation has been forthcoming online.

And the news, for obvious reasons, will give rise to a collective sigh of relief amongst not only Argentina’s supporter base, but avid fans of Messi himself, too.

This comes with Gaston Edul, regarded as reliable when it comes to all news Albiceleste-related, having confirmed that the country’s talisman and captain is ‘fine’.

Messi, as a result, is in line to feature from the off when the Copa America champions get their World Cup campaign underway in a group stage showdown with Saudi Arabia this coming Tuesday night.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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