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Messi didn't train with Argentina, just chatted to Edgardo Bauza

Leo Messi is suffering from a groin injury and didn't train. Whether he plays against Uruguay on Friday depends on his recovery.

Messi didn't train with Argentina, just chatted to Edgardo Bauza
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Messi doesn't train with Argentina

Lionel Messi didn't train with his Argentinean team-mates during the first session for the World Cup runners-up at the facilities in Ezeiza, as they prepare to face Uruguay on Friday for a World Cup qualifier. 

Messi, thumbs up for Argentina

Messi travelled despite advice not to

Messi is suffering from a groin strain, and travelled to join up with the Argentina side despite advice from Barcelona doctors not to do so. 

During today's training session the striker limited himself to chatting to Edgardo Bauza, the new coach, and the man who persuaded Messi to change his decision to retire from international football. 

Messi back with Argentina

Argentina have another training session this afternoon, however Messi is being monitored by the national side's team of physios. They'll decide in the next couple of days whether he is fit to face Uruguay in Mendoza. The most important thing for Argentina, that Messi didn't retire, has already been achieved.