Lionel Messi could sit out Argentina's friendly against El Salvador on Saturday with soreness in his foot.
Scans have shown no tangible injury, but the Barcelona forward has been training separately from the squad in the Georgetown University gym and appears unlikely to start the friendly in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday's clash with Ecuador in New Jersey could be a more realistic target for Messi as coach Gerardo Martino considers selecting different line-ups for each game.
Messi has been the focal point...
Lionel Messi and the Argentina national team are in Washington, D.C., ahead of a weekend friendly versus El Salvador at RFK Stadium. So what's one of the world's best players and his teammates to do with an off night in the U.S. capital? Head out to an NBA game of course. Messi sparked a mini-Twitter frenzy on Wednesday night as he was spotted in the stands, and behind the scenes, of the Washington Wizards' home loss to the Indiana Pacers.
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