Lionel Messi admits difficulties playing together with Dybala

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"It's the official ball of the World Cup, and everyone is kicking and screaming about it, but it is what it is", Lopetegui said.

Spain will host Argentina in the first global to be played at Atletico Madrid's new Wanda Metropolitano stadium with both countries preparing for this year's World Cup in Russian Federation.

Argentina are now playing worldwide friendlies as a warm-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is set to start from June 14.

Messi will turn 31 during the competition. 'Passing next to the World Cup trophy was awful.

"(In Russia) it will be a good opportunity. "But this year, we are not favourites", Messi added. 'There are much better teams like Spain, Germany, Brazil and France'. In the last friendly he told us so.

Messi and Argentina will be back in action on Tuesday against Spain in an global friendly match, having beaten Italy 2-0 on Friday without their captain.

However, the Barcelona star has recovered and has participated in team workouts on Sunday and Monday in Real Madrid's training grounds in Valdebebas.

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli had also indicated that Messi would be taking no risk in making an appearance in what is regarded as an important warm-up clash ahead of this summer's World Cup.

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Luigi Di Biagio has been put in temporary charge for friendlies against Argentina , lost 2-0 last night, and England on Tuesday. Angel Di Maria , though, will miss the meeting with Spain in Madrid due to a problem with his right thigh.

La Joya was left out of the squad for the games with Italy and Spain, as was Inter captain Mauro Icardi. The eve of the match against Italy he indicated that he was not in a state to play. "Messi doesn't only have an incredible talent but it is his love for the game that seperates him from other great players.". "I don't think there will be a problem tomorrow (Tuesday)".

Argentina haven't won football's most coveted prize since 1986.

"Football is about the players, what I meant was he has the power to create links and communicate out on the field", he explained.

"It is impossible to teach something to Messi. We are in a position where he is untouchable".

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has experimented with his starting striker since dropping Alvaro Morata and recovering Diego Costa with the World Cup in Russian Federation less than three months away.

Spain drew 1-1 with Germany in their previous friendly outing.

'Right now we're not among the contenders to win the World Cup, ' argued the Barcelona star.

'At Juventus he plays just like me, we look for the same spaces. That's why I nearly never go play as a left wing.

Argentina's Lionel Messi and Argentina's Paulo Dybala during an worldwide friendly football match between Russian Federation and Argentina at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on November 11, 2017.

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