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Messi Accused Of Influencing Argentina Squad Selection

Lionel Messi Accused Of Influencing Argentina Squad Selection

By Kurt Buckerfield - May 14, 2018 02:27 PM @KurtLaduma

Many have claimed that superstar Lionel Messi makes big decisions behind the scenes at FC Barcelona, and he has now been accused of doing the same with the Argentina national team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Former Albiceleste striker Hernan Crespo was recently speaking about Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi's chances of going to the World Cup in Russia when he hinted that Messi has a big say in who makes the team, seemingly believing that because the Nerazzurri forward is not close with the Blaugrana attacker, he might not make the team.

"It seems to me that Icardi is not one of Messi's friends," Crespo told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"The national team is now made up of a magic circle, do you understand me? Icardi is not part of the circle and therefore, unfortunately, he will not go to the World Cup in Russia. This is my opinion.

"The team needs a striker like him, but (Jorge) Sampaoli and Messi think otherwise."

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Icardi, 25, has played just four times for Argentina's senior team so far, and is yet to get off the mark for the Albiceleste.

Do you think Messi has a say in who goes to the World Cup with Argentina? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Default Joined: 23 Aug 2016
No badges available May 14, 2018 05:15 PM
He will fail again at this coming World cup. dirty heart on this little man.
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SIBONISO259@GMAIL.COM May 14, 2018 03:45 PM
there's no such
Voltaire Joined: 23 May 2017
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Voltaire May 14, 2018 03:05 PM
You are right it is your opinion, admin get out there and get real news and not people's opinion.
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Voltaire May 14, 2018 03:04 PM
I like his final comment 'this is my opinion'. Yeah sure Crespo it's your opinion, you sound nothing but bitter if Messi was to select his friends in the national team they would be 2 or 3.. For all people who think of taking this guy seriously remember Messi is an introvert, if you know what an introvert is then you will know Messi cannot have 22 friends..
pato Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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pato May 14, 2018 02:44 PM
Hehehe this dwaaaarf mara!!!!!

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