'Untouchable' Messi fit to face Spain says Argentina boss

27 March, 2018, 17:50 | Author: Kristine Mills
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(From front L) Argentina's forward Lionel Messi, defender Javier Mascherano, defender Ramiro Funes Mori, midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, forward Gonzalo Higuain, defender Federico Fazio, defender Fabricio Bustos attend a training session in Madrid on March 25, 2018 ahead of an global friendly football match vs Spain.

"We haven't been far off", Messi said in an interview with Fox Sports.

'Messi trained with the group normally so he is available to play, ' Sampaoli said.

Spain goalkeeper David de Gea has been among those to criticise the ball set to be used at the finals in Russian Federation, but his coach knows the players will have to quickly get used to it if they are to perform at their best and advance from a group containing Portugal, Morocco and Iran. The match will be played in the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium of Madrid, where famous Atletico de Madrid plays as host team.

Despite Dybala's superb talent, the Juventus striker may miss out on World Cup selection. "We never, at any point, think about risking him".

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"Leo has to play like he does for his club, to put him into another structure is madness".

Even without Messi's injured Barca team-mate Sergio Busquets, Spain produced another impressive display of controlled football when they drew 1-1 away to Germany on Friday night. On the right we can cut in and have the whole pitch in front of us.

Spain and Argentina are seen as two leading contenders at the World Cup in Russian Federation which runs from June 14 to July 15.

"What I have ahead of me is a valuable game against Argentina, against the World Cup finalists, sure to be one of the best players in history, and this is motivating us to show what we can do and develop a good feeling as a team".

At Juventus he plays just like me, we look for the same spaces.

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