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Lionel Messi Confirmed to Start in Copa America Semifinal Against Canada, According to Argentina Coach Lionel Scaloni

News: Lionel Messi to Start in Argentina’s Copa America Semifinal Against Canada, Coach Confirms

Lionel Messi to Start in Copa America Semifinal Against Canada Despite Leg Injury

In a thrilling turn of events, Lionel Messi is set to take the field in Argentina’s Copa America semifinal clash against Canada, scheduled for Tuesday night. The superstar forward has been battling a nagging leg injury since the group stage win over Chile, but that won’t stop him from representing his country on the pitch.

Argentina’s coach, Lionel Scaloni, confirmed Messi’s participation in the crucial match, stating, “Leo is good. He will be playing tomorrow.” This news comes as a relief to fans and teammates alike, as Messi’s presence on the field could be a game-changer for the team.

Despite his injury, Messi has been a key player for Argentina in the tournament, with 13 Copa America goals to his name. The team will be looking towards him to lead them to victory and secure their record 16th Copa America title.

The semifinal clash between Argentina and Canada promises to be a thrilling encounter, with both teams coming off quarterfinal wins on penalty kicks. Canada, led by coach Jesse Marsch, will be looking to put up a strong fight against the formidable Argentine side.

With Messi in top form and ready to play, all eyes will be on the superstar forward as he looks to make a difference on the field and lead Argentina to victory. Stay tuned for what promises to be an exciting semifinal showdown in the Copa America.

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