Netease Sports reported on October 6:
Prior to this, the Argentine national team announced the list of entries for the next two World Cup qualifiers, and Messi led the selection. The Spanish media revealed that in order to avoid flight isolation caused by the epidemic, Messi took a private jet to return home, and also took some Argentine teammates and his friend Suarez along the way.
In the next two World Cup South American qualifiers, Argentina will face Ecuador at home and Bolivia away. Due to the impact of the new crown virus epidemic, players may encounter isolation and health and safety threats if they travel on ordinary flights. Therefore, Messi chose to fly back to Argentina on Monday in his own private jet.
According to “Aspen”, this time Messi’s private jet also took Dybala, Ocampos, Acuna, Otamendi, Voith and other Argentine internationals to Buenos. Ellis' national team training camp. In addition, Messi’s friend Suarez also took a private jet to return to Argentina, and then went to Montevideo, Uruguay to report.
This private jet was built in 2002, and Messi bought it for $15 million at the end of 2018. This is a Gulfstream V aircraft, 29 meters long, 28 meters wide, and 8 meters high. Messi's family often took this aircraft during vacations, and his father used it for business trips. The tail of the plane is printed with the number 10 representing Messi's jersey number, and on the gangway are the names of Messi, his wife Antonella, and three children Tiago, Mateo and Ciro.