Ezequiel Lavezzi Reunites with Argentine National Team in China
In the lead up to their match against Australia, the Argentine National Team welcomed back former forward Ezequiel Lavezzi. Despite retiring in 2019, Lavezzi retains a close relationship with the team and was seen chatting with long-time friend and teammate Lionel Messi. Lavezzi’s presence did not go unnoticed among the squad, who valued his chemistry and familiarity with the group.
Lavezzi was in China with AFA president Chiqui Tapia, who arrived after the Under 20 World Cup and a series of events in Buenos Aires with FIFA president Gianni Infantino. Lavezzi, who played in China for three years with Hebei Fortune before retiring, shares the same relationship with teammate Javier Mascherano who also said goodbye to professional football alongside Lavezzi.
Lavezzi’s Connection to the National Team
Despite retiring from professional football, Lavezzi remains close to the national team. During the World Cup in Qatar, Lavezzi was hired by Conmebol to carry out journalistic tasks. During this time, he even interviewed Lionel Messi, cementing his connection to the team and sparking rumors of possible future involvement with AFA.
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A Look at Sergio Kun Aguero’s Emotional Journey
Sergio Kun Aguero – 6-14-2023
From goal celebration to anger after cancellation
On a day that should have been marked by a celebration of his record-breaking goal, Sergio Kun Aguero instead found himself in the midst of an emotional rollercoaster. Aguero’s goal in the match against Australia was set to be his 300th for club and country. The goal came late in the first half, and Aguero celebrated with his trademark acrobatics, cheered on by his teammates and fans.
However, the celebration was short-lived. The match was called off due to a sudden tropical storm, leaving Aguero angry and frustrated. “I can’t believe we’re not going to finish the match,” he said afterward. “It’s unfair, it’s not what we came here for.” Aguero’s disappointment is understandable, given the milestone that he was on the cusp of achieving.