The best player of the Qatar 2022 World Cup will possibly return to the courts on Wednesday the 11th against Angers in the Parc des Princes, for the eighteenth date of Ligue 1.
In the middle, the current leader and champion of the tournament will play on Friday for the French Cup against Chateauroux, a team from the third division. The novelty in Messi’s reappearance at the Camp des Loges, PSG’s training center, will be the absence of Kylian Mbappé.
The star of the French national team and Messi’s rival in the World Cup final on December 18 received a license from coach Christophe Galtier.
After playing against Strasbourg (2-1) and Lens (1-3), the striker, author of a hat trick in the World Cup final in Qatar, was released by the coaching staff along with Moroccan Achraf Hakim. Both traveled to New York and were at the NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and San Antonio Spurs the night before last.
There was no official confirmation yet but Messi is expected to receive a warm welcome from the club at his first practice.
For now, the Rosario will meet his Brazilian friend Neymar, who was one of the first to greet and congratulate him through the networks after winning the World Cup.
From that dream day at the Lusail stadium in Qatar until his return to Paris, Messi experienced a burst of 15 days that will remain forever etched in his memory.
Almost simultaneously with his arrival, the version of a possible agreement between Messi and Paris Saint Germain for the renewal of the link until 2024 grew again.
During the first part of 2023, Messi will have the challenge of defending the top of League 1 with PSG and the most important thing will be in February.
On February 14, the French champion will receive Bayern Munich, for the first leg of the round of 16 of the European Champions League and the rematch will be on March 8 in Germany.
At the end of that month it will be his turn to meet again with his teammates from the Argentine national team for the first FIFA date of the year and play, as he wishes, his first matches as world champion.