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Messi wins first Argentina call-up under Maradona

January 28, 2009
Lionel Messi has been named in an Argentina squad by Diego Maradona for the first time.

The Barcelona winger was the most notable inclusion in the 20-man squad named for the February 11 friendly against France in Marseille.

Messi missed Maradona's first game in charge against Scotland last November because of a verbal agreement between Barcelona and the Argentina Football Association (AFA) that he would not play in friendly matches.

However, with the resumption of ...

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