Messi is back playing for Argentina after missing their first four World Cup qualifiers because of injury. This gives Argentina’s boss some selection issues since he will have to choose which ones of Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero to leave out of the team.
The return of Lionel Messi to the Argentinian team is expected to boost the team spirit after a difficult start to the qualifying campaign. Indeed, Argentina has only picked five points from the first four games and will expect that the return of their talismanic player will help the team play better.
The Argentina boss, Gerardo Martino, believes that Lionel Messi will calm down the other players and help them to improve their game. In the previous matches, Martino has favored a four man attack with Higuain, Aguero, Messi and Di Maria. It is very likely that he will resort to the same formation with the return of Messi.