Meanwhile, Messi came agonisingly close to winning the prestigious tournament four years later during the final in Brazil, but Argentina ultimately fell short as Mario Gotze scored the victor for Germany in extra time.
Argentina continues its World Cup preparation when it takes on Haiti in an worldwide friendly in Buenos Aires.
Argentina are among the favourites with most bookies, largely down to the presence of Messi.
The five-time Ballon D'Or victor further revealed he would happily sacrifice another title with Barcelona if it meant he would win the World Cup with his homeland.
"The other day I was talking to a friend and he said to me: "Look, if you had stayed with Spain, you would be world champion", Messi said.
"I'm increasingly sure that in Europe, Barcelona will be my only club", Messi said in an interview with Argentine television station El Trece. Argentina play Haiti on Tuesday in Buenos Aires and Israel on June 9 in Jerusalem in their two warm up games.
"I met Cesc's parents and at the time we were interested in Messi and Pique as well". We're working well, we have players with ability and experience, but we have to go slowly.
He admitted that they are all hungry to win the World Cup and the presence of Messi in their team makes it even more of an incentive.
"Let no one have doubts that we are going to try everything, as people always ask us". Jorge Sampaoli's side have been drawn into a group featuring Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Russian Federation.
The attention he draws just by being involved in a play opens up space for his teammates, and he sent a message to future opponents rather than rest ahead of the World Cup.
Lava continued to creep across a road in Leilani Estates on Monday at a rate of 13 feet per hour, USGS Volcanoes said. The sole reported serious injury from the eruption so far came when a man was hit by flying lava.
At least 118 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip since mass protests and clashes broke out in March. The ministry identified those killed by tank fire as Hussein al-Amour, 25, and Abdul Haleem al-Naqa, 28.
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A day later after the cancellation, Trump said he had reconsidered, and officials from both countries met to work out details . North Korean state media says that at the meeting Kim "expressed his fixed will" that the summit with Mr.
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They lost because once again they missed more shots, played worse defense and with less energy on the road than they do at home. Iguodala's replacement in the starting lineup, forward Kevon Looney , is questionable for Game 7 due to a sore left toe.
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Alberto is projected to make landfall somewhere between the Florida Panhandle and southern Louisiana Monday morning. That system on Sunday and Monday likely will continue moving north and dumping heavy rains along the Gulf Coast.
Should Trump ignore the ruling, analysts say, future litigation could force Twitter to unblock Trump's followers unilaterally. Read the full opinion here . "That's why the courts are protecting us from him".
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