Messi requested to bring 23 jerseys to prevent ‘fight’

Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates with Rodrigo De Paul after scoring their second goal against Panama on March 23, 2023. Photo: Reuters

Curucao footballer Cuco Martina made an unusual request to Argentina captain Lionel Messi before their friendly encounter with the world champions, scheduled to begin at 5:30 am on Wednesday (Bangladesh Standard Time).

Asked whether Curucao players could end up playing a game of "Rock, paper, or scissors" like how Panama players did to receive Enzo Fernandez jersey after the match in Buenos Aires on Thursday, defender Martina presented a straightforward solution that could benefit all parties, including Messi.  

"I have a good message for Messi. We have 20 players, or more. Please, give 20 players your shirt. Otherwise, if you give one shirt, we are gonna fight [for the shirt]," Martina told TyC Sports, and he later confirmed the number to be twenty-three.





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