Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, is poised to spearhead his workforce in a pleasant match towards Australia in Beijing subsequent month, marking his long-awaited return to China after a hiatus of six years, a prospect that’s sure to ignite a fervent frenzy for coveted tickets.
The Argentina embassy in China stated on Monday that the World Cup winners would play Australia on June 15, bringing Messi to the nation for the primary time since 2017.
It can mark the seventh time the 35-year-old has visited China and comes at a time when his future at Paris Saint-Germain is the topic of intense hypothesis. A supply near the participant has instructed Reuters he had obtained a proper supply to affix Saudi Arabian membership Al-Hilal subsequent season.
Messi has obtained a fervent welcome on every of his earlier visits to China, which has an enormous soccer fan base regardless of the struggles of the lads’s nationwide workforce.
Since his first China journey in 2005, Messi has performed for Argentina or his former membership Barcelona in friendlies. The Spanish aspect beat Beijing Guoan 3-0 in a pleasant in 2010.
Information of the match towards the Socceroos rapidly went viral on Chinese language social media, with many followers voicing eagerness to observe the sport.
“If I can get a ticket, I would not thoughts not having a girlfriend for a complete yr,” one fan quipped on social media.