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Messi included in Argentina squad

May 24, 2013
By ESPN staff
Argentina manager Alejandro Sabella has called up Lionel Messi for the nation's June World Cup qualifiers despite the Barcelona star being sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Messi has been missing with the injury for most of the month of May and could miss the Spanish champions' last game of the season against Malaga.

But that has not deterred Sabella from naming the 25-year-old in his 23-man squad for the qualifiers against Colombia (June 7) and Ecuador (June 11).

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