Messi Tension: Lionel Scaloni Contemplates Future with Argentina

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Lionel Scaloni to reconsider his future with the National team after experiencing ‘conflict’ with Lionel Messi during the Brazil vs Argentina FIFA World Cup Qualifying game.
Securing both the Copa America and a World Cup title, Lionel Scaloni is now questioning his future amidst their qualification campaign for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Despite recent successes, his contemplation seems to stem from a tense episode with Lionel Messi during World Cup qualifying. The uncertainty surrounding Scaloni’s decision appears to be linked to a tense incident with star player Lionel Messi during the World Cup qualifying match.
After Argentina’s victory over Brazil in November, Scaloni acknowledged that he was evaluating his future. He expressed weariness with the various distractions and controversies surrounding the national team.
“Argentina needs a coach who has all the energy possible, and who is well,” he said after the win over Brazil. “I need to stop the ball and start thinking, I have a lot of things to think about during this time.”

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The Athletic reported a particular episode of “tension” between Scaloni and Messi leading up to the Brazil match. The situation escalated with a pre-match violence outbreak, prompting Messi to take the initiative and lead his teammates off the pitch and back to the dressing room. Importantly, this decision was made “without consulting” Scaloni, causing agitation among the coach and his staff.

The combination of the ongoing challenges associated with managing the national team, coupled with the tensions and lack of consultation in critical moments, has left Scaloni contemplating whether to continue his tenure as the head coach of Argentina. As fans await further developments, the uncertainty surrounding Scaloni’s future adds a layer of intrigue to Argentina’s journey toward the 2026 World Cup.

Lionel Scaloni’s Dream Run with Lionel Messi & Argentina:

In 2022, Lionel Scaloni successfully guided Argentina to World Cup glory in Qatar, marking a historic moment as Lionel Messi finally secured the one trophy that had eluded him for an extended period. The triumph not only ended Argentina’s World Cup title drought since Diego Maradona’s inspirational victory in 1986 but also sparked jubilant celebrations back home. Following this achievement, Argentina extended Scaloni’s contract until 2026, although uncertainties loom over whether he will fulfill the entirety of the renewed agreement.

Scaloni’s future now appears uncertain, with speculation suggesting he might consider stepping down after the 2024 Copa America. Reports indicate that Real Madrid has initiated discussions with Scaloni regarding the potential of him replacing Carlo Ancelotti at the end of the season. Ancelotti, the current Madrid coach, is rumored to be leaving the club and possibly taking over as the head coach of Brazil next year. As Scaloni’s coaching journey unfolds, the football world watches with anticipation to see how his career path may evolve in the coming years.

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