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Messi shocked by Walcott axe

July 4, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Lionel Messi says he is amazed Fabio Capello left Theo Walcott out of the England squad and believes he could have made the difference against Germany and Algeria.

Walcott's omission from the final 23-man squad came as a major surprise and, as England struggled to find a cutting edge in South Africa, Messi feels having the Arsenal attacker on the bench would have proved a major advantage for England.

"I must say that at the time I thought it was a bad decision to leave Theo ...

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