Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi Lionel Messi never fails to hit the headlines as the player recently announced that he will be joining David Beckham’s side Inter Miami in the MLS. According to the reports, Lionel Messi was supposed to be signed by FC Barcelona who tried their level best to bring the star back to Camp Nou but Leo Messi said that he does not want to repeat what happened in 2021.
Argentina football captain, Lionel Messi was heading to China to play an international friendly against Australia but the star faced a big problem after he was detained by the Chinese police. the player arrived in Beijing on Monday and was detained due to passport issues as it is reported that the 35-year-old star failed to apply for Visa. The former Barcelona captain has 2 passports -Argentina and Spain and holders of Spanish passports cannot enter China without a visa, they can do so for Taiwan. The Argentine reportedly believed Taiwan belonged to China and chose not to apply for a visa.
The player faced a language barrier that restricted him to leave the airport and prepare for the match in the Workers Stadium in the Chinese capital. Messi’s visa was reportedly delayed because he was using his Spanish travel documents instead of his Argentinian passport, which did not have a Chinese visa. Messi left the airport after the issue was resolved, which took around 30 minutes.
The Argentina national team will face its Australian counterpart in a friendly match, on Thursday, June 15, before heading to face Indonesia at home on June 19, after which Lionel Messi will get a period of rest, before joining his new club, Inter Miami, next July.