CONMEBOL qualifying news

Messi to start on bench vs. Colombia

June 7, 2013
By ESPNFC.com news services
Even though Lionel Messi has been cleared by Barcelona's team doctors to play in Argentina's World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and Ecuador, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said Thursday Messi will start the match from the bench.

Messi did not participate in the team's tactical training session in Ezeiza on Thursday with Walter Montillo earning the start.

Messi pulled his right hamstring on April 2. After coming back, he re-aggravated the same injury a few weeks ...

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