Messi set to return to play for PSG next week
The Argentinian football superstar is set to play for PSG again.
Football superstar Lionel Messi is set to return to play for Paris Saint-Germain next week, according to his club coach Christophe Galtier on Tuesday.
Nine days ago, Messi's team - Argentina - won the World Cup against France in Qatar, scoring twice in a penalty kick victory.
He then returned to Argentina with his team to celebrate what is the third Argentinian victory in the World Cup.
"Leo had a very big World Cup with his victory," said Galtier on the night of PSG's meeting with Strasbourg.
"He had to return to Argentina for the celebrations and we decided that he was going to be off until January 1.
"He will come and join us either on the second or third (January) to pick up the season with us.
"He will have had between 13 and 14 days of recovery."
He may be likely to miss 2 Ligue 1 matches and the French Cup match at Chateauroux, making his way home against Angers on January 11.
The 35-year-old will also be sitting down with the president of PSG, Nasser Al-Khelaifi in addition to other top club officials to extend his contract a season as it will be expiring this summer.
PSG's other World Cup players, notably Kylian Mbappe and Neymar "will be available for the match tomorrow (Wednesday)", said Galtier.
Kylian Mbappe could be starting soon: “We made sure to manage on a case-by-case basis,” said Galtier. "After talking with him, Kylian wanted to join us fairly quickly."
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French police tear gas PSG fans in Paris after World Cup defeat
French law enforcers used tear gas to ward off dismayed Paris Saint-Germain supporters in the Champ-Elysees in Paris following France's defeat against Argentina in the World Cup finale in Qatar.
The police reportedly started to use tear gas as they were being pelted with firecrackers by PSG fans.
Some fans reportedly clashed with law enforcers after the police detained individuals deemed violent.
The police blocked traffic at the site and near the Arc de Triomphe prior to the start of the World Cup final in preparation for the ensuing riots.
About 14,000 police officers were patrolling the French capital on Sunday evening.