Lionel Messi will play for Argentina in the Copa America in June in Brazil, according to coach Lionel Scaloni on Monday.
Scaloni, speaking in Morocco, where Argentina plays the national team on Tuesday, said he has not discussed the Copa America with Messi since Argentina was embarrassed by Venezuela 3-1 on Friday.
Still, he thought it was evident Messi will play in the copa.
The friendly against Venezuela marked Messi’s first match for Argentina since the World Cup.
Messi made no impression against Venezuela in Madrid. He will not play against Morocco on Tuesday because of a groin injury.