Saudi Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority Turki Al-Sheikh met with football legend Lionel Messi on the sidelines of the global friendly match between Brazil and Argentina which will be held on Friday at King Saud University Stadium.
After netting the game's only goal after 14 minutes, Messi was the pictured arguing with the Selecao head coach and put his finger to his lips, which drew a response from Tite. The Barcelona ahead used to be suspended by CONMEBOL for accusing South American soccer's ruling physique of "corruption" after he used to be despatched off in July's third-home play-off with Chile on the Copa The United States.
Alisson failed to hold Messi's tame spot-kick, allowing the diminutive magician to tap into an empty net from the rebound for his 69th goal in 137 appearances for La Albicelestes. I hope the VAR and referees don't play any part in the final and that Peru can compete but it looks tough to me.
"It's hard to understand when we talk about respect on the pitch, and one of the most admired players in the world does that", he added. As much as you have rivalry, education must come first'.
"At the beginning we tried to play, we made a few mistakes and they created some chances", Messi told the Argentinean FA's official website. "But in the second half we were much better".
"I think this system defensively gives us a lot".
The assembly between the 2 South American giants was the second in Saudi Arabia in little over a yr. Brazil beat Argentina 1-Zero in Jeddah in October 2018.