Lionel Messi: Why is Barcelona star not playing for Argentina vs Spain?

Vazquez wants Spain to face Messi

Meanwhile Argentina coach Sampaoli confirmed that Messi had recovered from the groin injury which saw him miss Argentina's win over Italy on Friday.

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

Although fellow Argentine forward Paolo Dybala had previously claimed that Messi's dominance of the final third made it tough to play alongside him in the national team, the "Little Master" says the comment was not taken as an insult.

"As for the team, we are watching [Manuel] Lanzini's progression to see if he can play".

The game will see some familiar faces take to the pitch as Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium hosts its first worldwide game, reports Xinhua news agency. Dybala has to be pleased as he might participate in this summer's World Cup with Argentina after all. "If he is not right, it's not convenient for him to play".

While of the opinion that too much is expected of Messi, Sampaoli concedes that he is working with a special talent.

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"Leo has to play like he does for his club, to put him into another structure is madness", added Sampaoli, who had suggested that football owes Messi a World Cup after the superstar scored a hat-trick to help them clinch the must-win qualifier against Ecuador last October.

Spain drew 1-1 with Germany in Dusseldorf on Friday, extending their unbeaten record under Julen Lopetegui to 17 matches.

"I was left with the choice to play against Italy and didn't, but I trained normally, I felt good, so I hope to play". "But we want the best players to be on the pitch and Messi is one of them".

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

Spain and Argentina are seen as two leading contenders at the World Cup in Russian Federation which runs from June 14 to July 15.

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