ARGENTINA have gone into panic mode as footballing hero Lionel Messi misses training just four days before their opener.
The Argentine head coach Lionel Scaloni revealed that a number of his men are struggling.
Scaloni said: “There are some players who are physically troubled. The truth is that we are not sure that these 26 players are all in the squad, luckily, we have days to decide if we have to make any modifications.
Meanwhile, Qatar has confirmed that alcohol will NOT be served in or around stadiums at the World Cup in a shock U-turn by organisers.
Beer was supposed to be available in the concourses of grounds in Qatar but the powers that be have reversed that decision.
And James Maddison has been training on his own away from the rest of the England squad as he continues his quest for fitness.
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