Reunion ! Luis Suarez, called up on Monday for the first time by the new Uruguay coach, Marcelo Bielsa, will reunite with his old friend Leo Messi, 36 years old like him, called up by Lionel Scaloni with Argentina on Thursday for the clash of the South-South qualifiers. Americans for the 2026 World Cup. The top scorer in the history of Uruguay (68 goals), who shines with Gremio Porto Alegre, was called up by his Argentine coach, originally like Messi from the city of Rosario (center ). Bielsa, who took charge of Uruguay in May, did not call on "El pistolero" during the first four qualifying matches for the World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico after a poor Uruguay World Cup eliminated in the group stage in Qatar.
The other "history" of the Uruguayan attack, Edinson Cavani (36 years old, 2nd top scorer with 58 goals), who now plays for Boca Juniors in Argentina but was injured this weekend, has on the other hand still not not been called back to reform the once formidable Celeste duo with Suarez.
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Lionel Messi (Inter Miami, USA) continues his selections and performances with the world champions. He scored twice on the fourth day against Peru (2-0). He returned to the starting lineup after entering the second half in the previous match against Paraguay (1-0). Argentina has so far performed flawlessly in these qualifications, with four victories in as many matches. The Albiceleste is five steps ahead of a trio of Venezuela, Brazil and Uruguay (2W, 1D, 1L), Uruguay having beaten Brazil at home (2-0) in a match during which Neymar was injured and was operated on for a torn cruciate ligament and a meniscus in his left knee.
Messi and Suarez have always displayed their deep friendship born from their years at Barcelona where they formed the legendary MSN triangle, Messi-Suarez-Neymar from 2014 to 2017.