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International football returns to China with a match against Australia in June

Posted by Axel Allag, Media365 on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 3:40 pm.

Argentina tour Asia next June with friendlies against Australia and Indonesia. The first match, against the Socceroos, will take place in China and will mark the return of international football to the country after three years of Covid-related restrictions.

Argentina knows its plan for next June. This Monday, the Albiceleste formalized the tour to Asia, with meetings against Australia (15th in Beijing) and then Indonesia (19th in Jakarta). The first meeting will be special for Lionel Messi’s team It will mark a giant comeback for international football in China after three years of strict health restrictions, empty stadiums and multiple cancellations of games.. The all-important seven-time Ballon d’Or’s reputation in China will be scrutinized in this revenge match for the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup (a 2-1 win by the Albiceleste).

It will be 15 years since our men’s national team played in China and we are very excited to face Argentina at the newly renovated Workers’ Stadium in Beijing.” Australian Federation Presidente, in notes transcribed by AFP. Argentina, the 3rd world champion in their history against France last December (3-3; 4 shots on goal 2), have won 2 friendlies against Panama (2-0) and Curacao (7). -0) during the main celebrations of the world title. Messi stood out by scoring 4 goals. With his future at the club looking uncertain and due to leave PSG at the end of his contract on June 30, the Rosario native deserves an important tribute. The legend of Albiceleste was actually chosen to give his name to the Casa de Ezira, a training center for the men’s selection located in the capital. Therefore, the sports complexes of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) are now called “Lionel Andrés Messi Training Centre”. According to Claudio Tapia, president of the AFA, a name “in honor of the best player in the world”.

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