Lionel Scaloni has revealed that Lionel Messi was playing with a hamstring injury, which highlighted his passion for winning the Copa America at all costs.
Argentina face off against Ecuador in the Copa America quarter-final as La Albiceleste hope to reach the final four of the tournament.
Argentina will hope to secure the top spot in Group A when they meet rock-bottom Bolivia in their final Copa America group stage match.
South American giants Brazil and Argentina will resume their rivalries on Friday as they gear up to take on each other in a friendly in Saudi Arabia.
Argentina and Mexico will round out their participation in this month's international break when they lock horns in San Antonio on Wednesday.
A place in the 2019 Copa America will be on the line when South American powerhouses Brazil and Argentina face off at Estadio Mineirao
The second quarterfinal of the 2019 Copa America will see Venezuela go head to head against Lionel Messi's Argentina at the Maracana Stadium on Friday night.
The first marquee fixture of the 2019 Copa America is upon as Argentina and Colombia get set to square off at Arena Fonte Nova on Saturday.
Argentina travel to Morocco for their final friendly before this summer's Copa America as Lionel Messi sits out through an injury.
Argentina will clash against Mexico for the second time in a friendly encounter in the space of five days at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas on Tuesday.