Maximiliano Rodríguez, retired from professional football in 2021, will have his tribute match this year to say goodbye to the activity and In the last few hours it was announced that the coaches of the teams that will face each other in the match will be led by Lionel Scaloni and Gabriel Heinze.
The event will take place on Saturday, June 24 from 6:00 p.m. at the Marcelo Bielsa stadium of Newell’s. Through a promotional video in which the technical directors participated along with the actors Pablo Granados and José María “Pachu” Peñathe participation of the world champion coach in Qatar 2022 was made official with the Argentine team and that of Leprosy, both from the Rosario club.
Due to the career of the midfielder, who in addition to Rojinegro played for Espanyol in Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, Liverpool and Peñarol in Uruguay; It is expected that former teammates from those teams and also from the national team will participate. Until now, it has not been revealed how the teams will be made up, but it is true that Lionel Messi is one of the guests.
Taking into account that the last date of Ligue 1 in France, the only contest in which Paris Saint Germain continues to compete, is scheduled for the weekend of June 3 and 4, the Rosario star will already be released from commitments with he club in which his contract expires on the 30th of that month.
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However, from June 12 to 25 there is an International Football Federation (FIFA) date for international matches and the Argentine team is likely to tour Asia to play two friendlies.
Scaloni confirmed his participation in Maxi Rodríguez’s farewell, so it is estimated that he will arrive on time for the 24th and, consequently, Messi could also do so.
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Maxi Rodríguez played his last game as a professional in December 2021, in Newell’s draw against Banfield 0-0 for the Professional League that year. With the Leprosy shirt he was champion of the 2013 Final Tournament with Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino as coach. He also gave Olympic laps in Liverpool (English League Cup 2011/12), Peñarol of Uruguay and in the Argentine Under 20 team in the 2001 World Cup.
with the greater albiceleste team he played the World Cups in Germany 2006, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014, where in the semifinals he converted the penalty that defined the series against the Netherlands. Eight years earlier, he left his mark with the memorable goal against Mexico in the round of 16.
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