Paris Saint-Germain reveals the date of Messi's appearance after winning the World Cup

Paris Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier said today, Tuesday, that Lionel Messi will return to the French Premier League club in early January.

The Argentine forward, a seven-time Ballon d'Or winner, scored twice to lead his country to a penalty shootout victory over France in the World Cup final nine days ago.

Messi, 35, will miss Paris Saint-Germain's home league match against Strasbourg on Wednesday, as well as the match against Lens on Sunday.

Paris Saint-Germain lead the league with 41 points from 15 games, five ahead of second-placed Lens.

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