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Argentina Coach: Messi Will Be The Best Until He Retires

Argentina head coach, Jorge Sampaoli, claims FC Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi will remain the best player in the world until he retires.

Read: Argentina End Brazil's Winning Run

Messi featured for Argentina, as they recorded a 1-0 win over Brazil in an international friendly on Friday.

Jorge Sampaoli showered praise on the Barca superstar following the win over the five-time World champions.

"When it comes to Messi, he is and will continue to be the best player in the world until he retires," Sampaoli said at a news conference after his first game in charge of the national team.

"That is simply the way I feel about Leo.

"Overall, I appreciate the enthusiasm and the attitude of the players. We did not have a lot of time to prepare. 

"We got more chances to score than Brazil in the first half and were mainly playing inside their half. We suffered a bit after the break. Brazil got some chances to level the scoring in the second half.

"It is always a motivation to beat Brazil, this game is a classic. We did not just come here to play, but wanted to win. The players fought for the jersey."

Read: Man Utd Release Zlatan

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