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Argentina Coach Hits Back At PSG After Messi Drama

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has hit back at Paris Saint-Germain, who claimed that Lionel Messi is still carrying an injury.

Read: Decision Made On Messi Amid PSG's Anger

PSG director Leonardo was not happy with the 2021 Copa America champions' decision to call up Messi, who had missed theclub's latest two matches due to injury, for their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Brazil.

However, it seems the six-time Ballon d'Or winner is set to feature for Argentina on Saturday after Scaloni confirmed the player is ready.

"In principle, we believe that Leo is good. Leo wants to play and I want him to play," Scaloni told reporters, as per Goal.

"We have a relationship with Leonardo and their [reaction] is understandable, that Messi has spent a lot of time with the national team recently.

"But there can be no doubt that we are within the rules calling him up. This has always been a problem for European clubs."

Argentina currently sit second in the South American World Cup qualifying standings ahead of their encounters with Uruguay and Brazil.

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