Messi gets his room-mate back! Sergio Aguero is bizarrely bunking with his old pal again at Argentina’s team hotel ahead of the World Cup final against France… after the PSG star decided to sleep on his own after the Man City legend retired
Lionel Messi has been reunited with former team-mate and close friend Sergio Aguero, after the former Manchester City star joined the Argentina squad and is now rooming with the Argentinian skipper.
Aguero, 34, was forced to retire from football in December 2021 due to a heart condition, but travelled to Qatar for the tournament and was on hand to present Messi with his Player of the Match trophy after the 3-0 semi-final win over Croatia.
The pair are now set to be able to spend some more quality time together after Argentine outlet TYC Sports reported that Aguero has become Messi’s roommate in Argentina’s hotel ahead of the tournament’s final.
The familiar face of Sergio Aguero has been seen around the Argentina camp ahead of Sunday’s World Cup final
Sergio Aguero has remained in Qatar and is now said to be rooming with friend Lionel Messi
Messi had opted to room alone in Qatar, as he looked to concentrate on his final chance of World Cup glory, but now has his old pal on hand to help him prepare for Sunday’s showpiece.
There has been a suggestion that Emiliano Martinez would share a room with Messi for the World Cup, but the Aston Villa goalie is said to be staying with a member of Argentina’s coaching staff. Leaving Aguero free to join Messi, just like old times.
Aguero even joined in training with Lionel Scaloni’s side on Thursday and scored a worldie to prove he’s still got it. He and Messi have been friends for nearly two decades, and Messi recently joined his friend during a live twitch stream.
Aguero has been involved in some of Argentina’s training since he joined up with the camp
Aguero and Messi have been friends for two decades and enjoy a close relationship to this day
The pair won an Olympic gold medal together for Argentina in 2008, as well as the COPA America last year. Messi is also the godfather to Aguero’s 13-year-old son Benjamin.
The former Man City hasn’t been the only familiar face to join the Argentina camp, the Argentine FA also invited back three players who missed the tournament through injury; Nicolas Gonzalez, Joaquin Correa and Giovani Lo Celso.
Messi goes into Sunday’s final against France looking to cement his legacy as one of the greatest players of all time, by winning the World Cup in what is to be his last game in the competition.
His performances have been instrumental in leading Argentina to the final and is the tournament’s top scorer with five goals and three assists so far in Qatar.
Messi had been rooming alone in Qatar until his friend joined him for the tournament’s finale