Messi joins Argentina training, status for Ecuador quarter-final uncertain

Lionel Messi participated in Argentina’s training session in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, ahead of their Copa América quarter-final against Ecuador.

Earlier, Coach Lionel Scaloni disclosed that Messi remains uncertain for the match at Houston’s NRG Stadium.

Messi sustained a right hamstring injury during the game against Chile and did not play in the final group stage match against Peru. Scaloni was also absent from that match, serving a one-game suspension issued by CONMEBOL.

Defending champions Argentina are aiming for a record 16th Copa América title. They will face Ecuador, who secured their spot in the quarter-finals by finishing second in Group B after a scoreless draw with Mexico.