In the 2026 World Cup qualifying match, Argentina lost to Uruguay 0:2, and forward Lionel Messi at one point started a push and grabbed his opponent by the throat.
The player explained this by the behavior of young football players.
“I don’t want to say what I think about some of the gestures of the Uruguay players. There are young guys there, and these young people need to learn to respect their elders.”
“Uruguay and I have always had respect for each other. Young people need to learn a little in this regard,” Messi said.
This is Argentina’s first defeat in a calendar year.
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