Lionel Messi addresses injury fears as Argentina beat Croatia to make World Cup final

the Argentina The striker was in sublime form once again as his country booked their place in Sunday’s masterpiece by beating croatia 3-0.

Messi scored from the penalty spot to equalize teammate Kylian Mbappé in the Golden Boot race, before setting up Julián Álvarez’s second goal with a glorious assist.

The 35-year-old will have another shot at pinnacle glory eight and a half years after Argentina’s loss to Germany in Brazil.

There was concern during Tuesday’s semi-final when Messi appeared to repeatedly grab his left hamstring.

Any injury to the Paris Saint-Germain star could prove fatal to Argentina’s hopes of ending their 36-year long wait for a World Cup, but Messi was quick to reassure supporters that he was fully fit.

“I feel very good, I feel strong and ready to play every game,” Messi said.

“It is not easy since we arrived tired but the group gained strength again and we had a strong match. I’m really enjoying this. I feel very happy in this World Cup and I can help the squad”.

Defending champions France take on Morocco on Wednesday to determine who will play Argentina in the final. .

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