RODRIGO DE PAUL slapped Lionel Messi because the pair joked round in Argentina training.
A video has gone viral of De Paul messing round with Messi in Miami throughout a session.
Within the clip, Messi might be seen saying one thing to De Paul, prompting a playful slap from the midfielder.
Each gamers might be seen smirking after the incident, with Leo’s former PSG team-mate Leandro Paredes additionally grinning as he led De Paul away.
Based on Mundo Deportivo, De Paul mouthed “Are you silly, Leo?”
The Atletico Madrid star is sporting a bleached blond barnet over in america, the place Argentina are primarily based this week.
De Paul and Messi go approach again, with the Atleti ace having earned his first worldwide cap in 2018.
The duo received the Copa America collectively in 2021, Messi’s first worldwide trophy.
Argentina tackle Honduras tonight at Miami’s Laborious Rock Stadium.
They’ll then face Jamaica on Tuesday night time in their penultimate match earlier than the World Cup in Qatar.
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Lionel Scaloni’s aspect are then on account of play the United Arab Emirates on November 16, earlier than kicking off their World Cup marketing campaign six days later.
Argentina will get their Group C endeavours underway towards Saudi Arabia on November 22.
They’re then set to tackle Mexico and Poland in their different group matches.