Lionel Messi ruled out of Argentina's friendly against Spain with hamstring injury

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Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has said it is futile "trying to teach Lionel Messi anything" new with the forward set to return from injury to face Spain in a World Cup warm-up on Tuesday. The Barcelona ace is recovering from a from a hamstring injury and was unused by Jorge Sampaoli in Argentina's comfortable 2-0 win over Italy in the ongoing global friendlies at Old Trafford.

"We have a common aim, which is [the World Cup in] Russian Federation".

"As for the team, we are watching [Manuel] Lanzini's progression to see if he can play". Speaking ahead of Spain's encounter against 2014 World Cup finalist, David de Gea feels it will be better if both teams feature a competitive line-up at Wanda Metropolitano.

And despite training with Argentina he is going to be given time off to recover with the World Cup coming up this summer. "If I would hit that ball in some other way, maybe like I did against Chelsea the other day from a similar position", added Messi.

"Before the game against Italy, Leo said he could not play. If he is not right, it's not convenient for him to play".

"It's tougher for us to play in that area".

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Even without Messi's injured Barca team-mate Sergio Busquets, Spain produced another impressive display of controlled football when they drew 1-1 away to Germany on Friday night.

"When we're preparing for a game we're not thinking about what's in front of us", Lopetegui said.

At Juventus he plays just like me, we look for the same spaces.

National teams are using the Adidas Telstar 18 for the first time during the current round of internationals and the lack of grip and excessive movement through the air has been criticised.

Argentina count on players such as Atletico's Angel Correa, while Ever Banega is at Sevilla and Gonzalo Higuain spent several seasons with Real Madrid.

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