Messi made speech to Argentina teammates and urged them to stay calm
After their defeat by Saudi Arabia 2-1, Argentina's Lionel Messi was reported to have gathered his team.
La Albiceleste suffered a shocking defeat against Saudi Arabia, making it the worst start to the Qatar World Cup.
A Lionel Messi penalty gave the South American side the lead in the 10th. But they were unable to extend their lead into the break.
To take a shock 2-1 lead, the minnow Asian team scored twice in the second period in a span of 10 minutes.
Argentina, along with Poland, Saudi Arabia, Poland and Mexico, is now in Group C. Mexico and Poland clashed in the other Group C match for a 0-0 draw.
Messi asked Argentina's teammates to get together and sent a message of unity asking them to keep calm despite the result
The message the Paris Saint-Germain forward (PSG) reported to have sent was similar in tone to what he stated to the media after his defeat to Saudi Arabia.
There are no excuses. We need to be more united than ever. This group is strong and has demonstrated it. It's something we haven't experienced in a long while.
La Albiceleste was last to fail to qualify for the group stages in 2002 FIFA World Cup. They had a 36-match winning streak before losing to Saudi Arabia.