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Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi poses for the media after receiving his 6th Golden Boot award in Barcelona, Spain.

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FIFA World Men Eleven team during the Best FIFA soccer awards ceremony, in Milan's La Scala theater, northern Italy.

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Argentinian Barcelona player Lionel Messi posses with his family after he received the Best FIFA Men's player award during the Best FIFA soccer awards ceremony, in Milan's La Scala theater, northern Italy.

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Argentinian Barcelona player Lionel Messi receives the Best FIFA mens player award from FIFA president Gianni Infantino during the ceremony of the Best FIFA Football Awards, in Milan's La Scala theater, northern Italy.

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Argentinian Barcelona player Lionel Messi, United States women's World Cup winning coach Jill Ellis, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp and United States forward Megan Rapinoe pose after they received the Best FIFA coach award, best FIFA men's, Women's player award during the Best FIFA soccer awards ceremony, in Milan's La Scala theater, northern Italy.

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Argentinian Barcelona player Lionel Messi poses with United States forward Megan Rapinoe after they received the Best FIFA Men's, Women's player award during the Best FIFA soccer awards ceremony, in Milan's La Scala theater, northern Italy.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi enters the pitch during the second half of the Champions League Group F soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Barcelona in Dortmund, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi challenges for the ball with Dortmund's Manuel Akanji during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Barcelona in Dortmund, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi smiles at the end of the Champions League Group F soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Barcelona in Dortmund, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, fights for the ball with Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Barcelona in Dortmund, Germany, Tuesday Sept. 17, 2019.

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Barcelona's soccer player Lionel Messi and his wife Antonella Roccuzzo pose to the photographers before the UEFA Champions League group stage draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco.

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Dutch soccer player Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool, left, holds the award of men's player of the year 2018/19 as he pose with UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, center, and Barcelona's soccer player Lionel Messi during the group stage draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, and Barcelona's Luis Suarez sit in the stands prior of the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Betis at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after receiving a red card during Copa America third-place soccer match against Chile at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, and Chile's Gary Medel, right, scuffle as referee Mario Diaz, from Paraguay, left, shows the red card to both of them during Copa America third-place soccer match at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, and Chile's Arturo Vidal, compete for the ball during Copa America third-place soccer match at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Argentina's Sergio Aguero, left, celebrates with teammates Lionel Messi, center, and Paulo Dybala after scoring his side's opening goal against Chile during Copa America third-place soccer match at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, kicks the ball during a training session at Pacaembu stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Argentina will face Chile for their Copa America soccer third place match on July 6.

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A teammate embraces Argentina's Lionel Messi after losing 0-2 to Brazil in a Copa America semifinal soccer match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after Brazil's Gabriel Jesus scored during the Copa America semifinal soccer match at Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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Lionel Messi, left, Sergio Aguero and teammates jog during a training session of Argentina's national soccer team at the Cruzeiro training center in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Argentina will play against Brazil for the semifinals of the Copa America.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, bottom, waves to fans as teammate Sergio Aguero, top, smiles at the end of a Copa America quarterfinal soccer match against Venezuela at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Argentina won 2-0.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring from a penalty spot against Paraguay during a Copa America Group B soccer match at Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, fights for the ball with Paraguay's Gustavo Gomez, left, during a Copa America Group B soccer match at Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, warms up during a practice session of the national soccer team in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Argentina will face Paraguay tomorrow in a Copa America Group B soccer match.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, celebrates after scoring the team's first goal with teammates during a friendly soccer match against Nicaragua in San Juan, Argentina.

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Argentina's player Lionel Messi, center, fights for the ball with Nicaragua's Luis Copete during a friendly soccer match in San Juan, Argentina.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, shoots to score in front Eibar's goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic and Eibar's Cote during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who scored two of the team's three goals, hugs Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp after the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Liverpool at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League semifinal, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Liverpool at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi fights for the ball against Deportivo Alaves Rodrigo Ely during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Deportivo Alaves and FC Barcelona at the Medizorrosa stadium in Vitoria, Spain.

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his side's second goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi runs with the ball during an international friendly soccer match between Argentina and Venezuela at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain.

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Argentina's national soccer players, including Lionel Messi left, during a training session in Madrid, Spain. Argentina will play a friendly soccer match against Venezuela on Friday.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Betis' Canales, right, challenge for the ball during La Liga soccer match between Betis and Barcelona at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain.

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Barcelona's Messi, second left, celebrates after scoring with teammate Aleix Vidal, left, and Suarez during La Liga soccer match between Betis and Barcelona at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, is hugged by Jordi Alba after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Olympique Lyon at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Olympique Lyon at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco gives a yellow card to Real defender Sergio Ramos, center, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, right, is challenged by Real defender Sergio Ramos during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's the goal during La Liga soccer match between Sevilla and Barcelona at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain.

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, kicks the ball during a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, controls the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Girona and FC Barcelona at the Montilivi stadium in Girona, Spain.

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Girona and FC Barcelona at the Montilivi stadium in Girona, Spain.

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FC Barcelona's Dembele, left, celebrates with his teammate Lionel Messi after scoring his side's second goal during a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between FC Barcelona and Levante at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, foreground, duels for the ball with Levante's Sergio Postigo during a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between FC Barcelona and Levante at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina poses for the media after receiving his 5th Golden Boot award, in Barcelona, Spain.

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, third left, Luis Suarez, second left, and Gerard Pique, center right, sit is the stands prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between FC Barcelona and Cultural Leonesa at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi comes short on a pass during a Group B Champions League soccer match between PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona at the Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, right, scores his sides fourth goal past Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, center, during the Champions League Group B soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona at Wembley Stadium in London.

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, duels for the ball against Athletic Bilbao's Mikel San Jose during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring the opening goal of his team during the group B Champions League soccer match between FC Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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PSV's Jorrit Hendrix, left, tries to stop Barcelona forward Lionel Messi during the group B Champions League soccer match between FC Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, front, celebrates with teammate Luis Suarez after scoring his side's sixth goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Huesca at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opening goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Huesca at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, vies for the ball against Alaves' Víctor Laguardia during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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FC Barcelona's players celebrate after winning the Joan Gamper trophy after a friendly soccer match between FC Barcelona and Boca Juniors at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi holds up the Joan Gamper trophy after a friendly soccer match between FC Barcelona and Boca Juniors at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Argentina's Angel Di Maria, right, celebrates with his teammate Lionel Messi after scoring his side's first goal during the round of 16 match between France and Argentina, at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, challenges for the ball with France's Samuel Umtiti during the round of 16 match between France and Argentina, at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts as France players celebrate taking the lead with their side's third goal by France's Kylian Mbappe, during the round of 16 match between France and Argentina, at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi leaves the pitch after his team was eliminated during the round of 16 match between France and Argentina, at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia.

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Lionel Messi throws a bottle of water during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia.

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Lionel Messi during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi runs for the ball with Nigeria's Bryan Idowu, left, during the group D match between Argentina and Nigeria, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring the opening goal of his team during the group D match between Argentina and Nigeria, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi embraces with teammate Javier Mascherano after their 2-1 win over Nigeria during a group D match at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, fights for the ball with Nigeria's Oghenekaro Etebo during the group D match between Argentina and Nigeria, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi scores the opening goal of his team during the group D match between Argentina and Nigeria, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, front competes for the ball during the group D match between Argentina and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Fans of Argentine football star L Messi celebrate his 31st birthday with a 6X3 ft cake, in Kolkata.

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Children cheer next to a silicon statue of Argentine football star L Messi on his 31st birthday, at Mother Wax Museum in Rajarhut, New Town city, Kolkata.

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Lionel Messi, center, and teammates jog during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia.

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Children wait for at a celebration to mark Lionel Messi's birthday near Argentina's training camp base at the 2018 World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia. Wth a cake sculpture and a music festival the town of Bronnitsy celebrated the striker 31st birthday.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, runs with the ball past Croatia's Marcelo Brozovic and Ivan Strinic, left, during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, foreground, looks down as he walks on the pitch after the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the third goal of Croatia during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Croatia won 3-0.

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A homeless woman sits on a pavement beside a mural showing Argentina's Lionel Messi in Kolkata.

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Anna Solnechnaya shows her creation of one of the pebble mosaics depicting Argentina's Lionel Messi ahead of the 2018 soccer World Cup at her workshop in Kazan, Russia. Kazan is one of World Cup match venues in Russia.

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Lionel Messi, right, and Sergio Aguero talk to a team assistant during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia.

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Ronaldo attempts to stop Messi in his tracks during El Clásico

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Argentina's coach Jorge Sampaoli, center left, gives instructions to his team during a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper, in Sant Joan Despi, Spain. Argentina has called off a World Cup warmup match against Israel following protests by pro-Palestinian groups.

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In this picture released by the Argentina Presidential Office, President Mauricio Macri, center, and his daughter Antonia, center below, pose for a picture with the Argentina national soccer team and Claudio Tapia, second left, President of the Argentine Football Association, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentina team heads tonight to Barcelona and Jerusalem before attending the Wcup in Russia.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi controls the ball during a friendly soccer match between Argentina and Haiti at the Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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The Argentina national soccer team poses for a photo prior to the start of a friendly soccer match between Argentina and Haiti in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, second from right, controls the ball during a training session in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina will face Haiti on May 29 in an international friendly soccer match ahead of the FIFA Russia World Cup.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi clenches his fist as he celebrates scoring his side's second goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, dubbed 'El Clasico', at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, scores his side's second goal passing Real Madrid's Casemiro during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, dubbed 'El Clasico', at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, challenges for the ball with Deportivo's Luisinho during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Deportivo and Barcelona at the Riazor stadium in A Coruna, Spain.

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Barcelona's Andres Iniesta, right, celebrates with Lionel Messi after scoring his side's fourth goal during the Copa del Rey final soccer match between Barcelona and Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, second from right, controls the ball during a training session at Rome's Olympic Stadium, on the eve of the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match against Roma.

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FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez, second left, duels for the ball against Leganes' Dimitrios Siovas during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Gerard Pique, left. celebrates after scoring the third goal of his team during a Champions League quarter-final, first leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League round of sixteen second leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, duels for the ball against Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi is tackled by SD Eibar's goalkeeper Marco Dmitrovic during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and SD Eibar, at Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain. FC Barcelona won the match 2-0.

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, duels for the ball with Valencia's Francis Coquelin, left, during the Spanish Copa del Rey, semifinal, second leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Valencia at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain.

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, duels for the ball against Espanyol's Victor Sanchez during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Espanyol and FC Barcelona at RCDE stadium in Cornella Llobregat, Spain.

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