He may not be available against Colombia next Tuesday
Bad news for Argentina... and Barcelona. Javier Mascherano finished yesterday's match against Brazil with muscle contraction after playing the full 90 minutes for his national team in a 1-1 draw against Neymar and Dani Alves.
According to OLÉ, Mascherano is a doubt to face Colombia next Tuesday in another qualifying match for the Russia World Cup 2018. Argentina need Barcelona's star in that match because they only have two points in the table and their options to qualify for the World Cup are starting to get complicated.
Mascherano also has an important match next Saturday, when he is supposed to start for Barcelona at El Bernabeu in El Clasico of La Liga. It's only 7 days remaining and Luis Enrique needs all his important players in full fitness.