Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Football fans across the globe are excited for the final between Argentina and France in the FIFA World Cup final on Sunday.

Argentina captain Lionel Messi is the star attraction for the all-important game. However, unfortunately, reports suggest that Messi missed Argentina’s training session due to a hamstring injury. 

Messi injured his hamstring during the match against Croatia. He was seen clutching his hamstring several times during the 3-0 victory over Croatia on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, from team Argentina sources, it is revealed that whatever it be – Messi will take the pitch on Sunday. 

On the other hand, there is also a probability that the superstar may also miss the game if he fails to revive from the injury in time.

Messi is the only six men to have played in five World Cups alongside Antonio Carbajal, Lothar Matthaus, Rafa Marquez, Andres Guardado and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi shares the record with German World Cup-winning captain Lothar Matthaus for the most World Cup appearances with 25 matches. He will overtake Matthaus if he plays the final on Sunday.

The superstar has made a record 18 appearances as captain in the mega event. He is followed by Rafa Marquez (17) and Diego Maradona (16).