Messi fit and willing for World Cup qualifiers: Argentina manager Scaloni
The 36-year-old has had a heavy schedule of matches for new club Inter Miami but is expected to start for the Albiceleste against Ecuador in Buenos Aires on Thursday, reports Xinhua.
Messi nets brace as Inter Miami breeze past Atlanta United
The hosts went ahead in the eighth minute as Messi ran onto Sergio Busquets' lofted pass and hit the post with his first attempt before firing in the rebound on Tuesday night. Messi then combined with Robert Taylor, whose cross allowed the 36-year-old forward to sweep home his second goal, a Xinhua report said.
Lionel Messi to make Inter Miami debut on July 21
The announcement came almost two weeks after Messi announced he was leaving Paris Saint-Germain to join the Florida outfit, which is also partly owned by former England captain David Beckham, reports Xinhua. The 35-year-old's first game will be played at the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, which is undergoing redevelopment work to increase its capacity and improve security.
FIFA World Cup: Messi was someone we had never experienced, says his youth team captain and FC Goa defender, Marc Valiente
"When he came to our team, I think he was 13-14. It was not easy for him because he came all the way from Argentina," said Valiente. "He couldn't play the first season. It was not easy for him to get used to our play, but after that, he was not shy anymore, and you could see from the first minute that he was so different."
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Kabaddi is the national sport of Bangladesh and has several pro leagues and national tournaments. India has the 10 biggest Kabaddi stadiums in the Pro Kabaddi League and frequently hosts the national tournaments and international ones with surrounding Asian countries.