Lionel Messi gets serious in Argentina World Cup photoshoot… but Sergio Aguero and Paulo Dybala are already practising their goal celebrations
- Argentina have had their World Cup portrait photos taken after arriving in Russia
- Lionel Messi and Co had a photoshoot where they had to pose for a few snaps
- After losing three finals, Messi refuses to comment on if it’s his last tournament
Argentina’s squad have taken part in a photoshoot as preparations for the World Cup in Russia continue on and off the pitch.
Lionel Messi and Co posed for a number of snaps as they get ready for the tournament, practising their celebrations and pulling some moves in front of the cameras for their portrait shots.
It was a star-studded line up on show, with Argentina having arrived in Russia over the weekend from their camp in Barcelona.
While Messi opted for the more serious look, ahead of what could be his final tournament for Argentina, some of his teammates decided they would have a bit more fun with their poses.
Sergio Aguero picked up the ball and being the prolific goalscorer that he is, decided he would celebrate.
Meanwhile Paulo Dybala also went for the more cheeky approach. Angel Di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain were also involved in what is a truly frightening array of attacking options.
The Argentinian’s enjoyed their first training session in Russia on Monday and will be hoping they can finally land a major tournament win with this group of players.
They have lost the previous three finals they have reached, including a World Cup final defeat to Germany four years ago.
When asked about whether he would retire following this tournament, Messi did not give a decisive answer, but admitted it had been difficult losing three times and begrudged the attitude of the press.
‘The fact we’ve lost three finals now has led to some complicated moments with the Argentine press due to the differences in seeing what it means to reach a final,’ he said.
‘It is not easy and [reaching three finals] has to be appreciated. It’s true that winning them is important, but getting there is not easy.’
Author: Nancy Parker
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