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Messi Reveals Why He Missed The Italy Encounter

Messi Reveals Why He Missed The Italy Encounter

By SL International - Mar 25, 2018 09:03 AM

Argentina saw off Italy on Friday without Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero, but the FC Barcelona superstar has explained why he missed the clash.

Read: Argentina See Off Italy Without Messi & Aguero

Goals from Ever Banega and Manuel Lanzini guided Argentina to a 2-0 friendly international win over the Italians at the Etihad Stadium on Friday.

Messi was one of the big omissions from the Argentine squad, but he has now revealed he's been struggling with a hamstring injury.

"I have been suffering from this hamstring injury for some time," Messi told TyC Sports before the game.

"I always want to play, but the road to the World Cup is still long.

We decided to wait for this game [against Italy] to rest but I'm optimistic about playing against Spain."

Read: Report: Real Madrid Contacted Former Man City Star In January

Do you think Messi can lead Argentina to World Cup glory? Have your say in the comment section below.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Mar 26, 2018 05:17 PM
Messi will definitely try his best in the world cup
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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Mar 26, 2018 09:31 AM
He must rest
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JOMMAK Joined: 25 Aug 2017
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JOMMAK Mar 25, 2018 10:30 PM
That is all rubbish...he's out of the Spain game too. Those cows must play by themselves in those useless friendlies. I need the GOAT fit for a Barca treble in the next two months!
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Prado Busquets Hopper Mar 25, 2018 09:58 PM
@Babewami Lol, even in friendly game... Jesus
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Mbusi Ndlovu Joined: 24 Mar 2018
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Mbusi Ndlovu Mar 25, 2018 06:50 PM
Kkkkkkkkkkk I can't remember Messi missing any world cup since he started,he has played all world cups check your records again Kkkkkkkkkkk
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Mbusi Ndlovu Joined: 24 Mar 2018
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Mbusi Ndlovu Mar 25, 2018 06:46 PM
Kkkkkkkk not only world cup he's still seeking check your records also continental glory he has never won it
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Babewami Mar 25, 2018 05:18 PM
.CR7 scored 2, uyasalaaaaaaaaa
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Mpho wa Cosmos Mar 25, 2018 02:13 PM
@Bizolakhe iam a CR7 fan though I like other great players too as a soccer lover. Messi must chill and just enjoy his game so that he doesn't have much pressure bcz everyone is talking about him and 2018 WC, pressure is the name of the game however it's not necessary to remind him that it might be his last WC. He must play n take one Game at a time
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Ntsunda11 Joined: 17 Feb 2016
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Ntsunda11 Mar 25, 2018 01:49 PM
@Mshaba12 Heee! excuses already!!
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Bizolakhe Joined: 18 Mar 2018
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Bizolakhe Mar 25, 2018 10:26 AM
Only world cup you truly seek now Mess and once you lose this one no more ever you wanna convince your grand kids wen comes to football you played all along...this wanna hurts all your records...
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link&iviwe Mar 25, 2018 10:18 AM
Rest till you feeling well and healed
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mazobi12 Joined: 25 Sep 2012
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mazobi12 Mar 25, 2018 10:18 AM
@Mshaba12 I agree
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Mshaba12 Joined: 11 Feb 2018
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Mshaba12 Mar 25, 2018 10:09 AM
If Maradona and his crocks can stop buying the whole team not to support Messi, than Argentina will win this world cup trophy, I see witchcraft here, Di Maria is the only player who stands firm for Messi n he always get injured when approaching Finals, Maradona is buying everyone to disturb Messi so he won't be better than him....
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clemz7 Joined: 29 Dec 2013
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clemz7 Mar 25, 2018 09:47 AM
World cup for Argentina o Egypt

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