Argentina gives update on Lionel Messi’s fitness ahead of World Cup final

Argentina will have Lionel Messi to call upon when the World Cup kicks off on Sunday, December 18 after the South American champions confirmed the 35-year-old remains fit.

Messi had missed Argentina’s training session on Thursday after he was seen clutching his hamstring during the semi-final win against Croatia, prompting panic among Argentina fans.

According to the Daily Mail, the Argentina team has now revealed the Paris Saint-Germain superstar has no issues and is ready to play in the final against France.

Messi was reported to be inside completing a recovery session, along with Papu Gomez, Lautaro Martinez, and other players who started on Tuesday.

Messi has been an integral part of Argentina’s World Cup success, winning four man of the match awards and scoring five goals in the team’s first six games.