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Lionel Messi has played football since he was born but now he hopes to realize a dream: to meet his namesake and five-time Ballon d'Or winner.
Qatar could eliminate Argentina from the Copa America when they tussle on Sunday and Lionel Messi finds the situation incomprehensible.
Japan and Qatar's participation in the Copa America may have raised eyebrows in some quarters but the two Asian nations have already proved they didn't turn up in Brazil just to make up the numbers.
Argentina are still alive at the Copa América, but even a win in their final group game against Qatar may not be enough. If a certain series of results pan out, the 'Albiceleste' could be knocked out at the group stages.
Felix Sanchez rued Qatar's late defeat to Colombia in Sao Paulo on Wednesday.
Colombia face Qatar after winning three consecutive internationals without conceding for the first time since September 2013.
Asian Cup champions Qatar are the unusual challenge in front of Paraguay as Eduardo Berizzo plots their progress from a difficult group.
The Brazilian's injury will force football's governing body to pay out a sizeable sum of money to his club his PSG as compensation.
The Copa America will be played between June and July 2019 and will include two nations from outside South America. Both Japan and Qatar have been invited to take part in this summer's event.
The United Arab Emirates were fined $150,000 and ordered to play a match behind closed doors after home fans pelted Qatar players with shoes and bottles in ugly scenes during an Asian Cup semi-final defeat.