Paris Saint-Germain players Frenchman Kylian Mbappe and Moroccan Ashraf Hakimi were absent from the reception of their Argentine counterpart Lionel Messi after the latter returned to training with the Paris team.
Messi took a two-week vacation after winning the 2022 World Cup with Argentina, and today, Wednesday, returned to training for his club Paris Saint-Germain for the first time since the World Cup in Qatar.
The Paris Saint-Germain players, in the absence of Mbappe and Hakimi, sought to honor Messi, at his first training session after the end of the World Cup, through the corridor of honor on the field, and the “flea” received an honorary shield to the applause of all those present.
The absence of Mbappe and Ashraf Hakimi from the Messi commemoration is due to their negative departure from coach Christophe Galtier and their trip to the United States of America.
Messi was warmly received by the Parisian public, as the video of his arrival at the training center, which was posted on the official Paris Saint-Germain account, was not expected by the fans.
At the 2022 World Cup, Messi and Mbappé have been in a fierce competition for the title of top scorer and best player of the tournament, as well as an attempt to lead Argentina and France and win the world title.
It is noteworthy that the Argentina national team won the Qatar 2022 World Cup title at the expense of their French counterpart, beating him on penalties (4: 2) in the final match that brought them together on Sunday, December 18. at Lusail Stadium.
Lionel Messi won the title of the best player of the World Cup in Qatar, and Kylian Mbappe became the top scorer of the tournament.
While Ashraf Hakimi contributed to Morocco’s fourth-place finish at the 2002 World Cup, an unprecedented achievement in the history of Arab and African football.