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02nd-Sep-2014

Messi to miss World Cup final rematch

By AFP, Madrid

Argentina captain Lionel Messi will miss his side's friendly against world champions Germany on Wednesday due to a groin strain, his club side Barcelona confirmed on Monday.
The match offers Argentina an immediate chance for revenge for their agonising 1-0 extra-time defeat to Germany in the World Cup final last month.
Messi suffered the injury in Barca's 1-0 win away to Villarreal on Sunday and will also miss a charity match in Rome on Monday.