Lionel Messi was greeted like a rock star when he arrived in Beijing, China to play two friendly matches with the national team for a FIFA date, but there was a problem with his passport on arrival, causing him to be late at the airport went, and it was Rodrigo de Paul, who did not separate from Rosario for a second and even tried to intervene to hasten her departure to the hotel.
While Messi crouched at one of the counters in the airport’s customs offices waiting for his position to be unlocked, with a noticeable gesture of fatigue, De Paul escorted him as if Be it his personal safety, just a few centimeters away from him.
Always close to Leo, De Paul also tried to speed up the time it took the venue staff to check Leo’s passport, while Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Gio Lo Celso, Enzo Fernandez and Nahuel Molina , the players of the other national team, which they had reached. Aboard the same private plane to Beijing, they circled the area before boarding a van that would take them to the hotel where they would be staying.
When are the national team’s friendlies?
After facing Australia at Workers’ Stadium in Beijing on 15 June (09:00 Argentina time), they will face Indonesia at Bang Karno in Jakarta on 19 June.
Finally, after waiting for about 40 minutes, the players were able to go back.
Argentina national team summons
- Emiliano “Dibu” Martinez (Aston Villa)
- Geronimo Rulli (Ajax)
- Walter Benitez (PSV)
- Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid)
- German Pezzella (Betis)
- Christian Romero (Tottenham)
- Leonardo Balerdi (Marseille)
- Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica)
- Facundo Medina (Lens)
- Nicolas Tagliafico (Lyon)
- Marcos Acuña (Seville)
- Leandro Paredes (Juventus)
- Enzo Fernandez (Chelsea)
- Guido Rodriguez (Betis)
- Rodrigo DePaul (Atletico Madrid)
- Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)
- Alexis McAllister (Liverpool)
- Facundo Buonanote (Brighton)
- Thiago Almada (Atlanta United)
- Giovanni Lo Celso (Villarreal)
- Lucas Ocampos (Seville)
- Angel Di Maria (free)
- Lionel Messi (free, will sign with Inter Miami)
- Julian Alvarez (Manchester City)
- Giovanni Simeone (Napoli)
- Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United)
- Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina).