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Lionel Messi and Argentina attend Wizards game ahead of friendlies

Argentine football star Lionel Messi and his teammates were spotted today at the Pacers vs Wizards NBA game.

Lionel Messi and the Argentina national team are in Washington, D.C., ahead of a weekend friendly versus El Salvador at RFK Stadium. So what's one of the world's best players and his teammates to do with an off night in the U.S. capital? Head out to an NBA game of course. Messi sparked a mini-Twitter frenzy on Wednesday night as he was spotted in the stands, and behind the scenes, of the Washington Wizards' home loss to the Indiana Pacers.

 By PA Sport

Argentina scan Lionel Messi's foot but find no injuries

Lionel Messi is OK to play in friendlies for Argentina this week after having a scan on his foot.

Lionel Messi has had scans on a foot complaint but is fine to feature for Argentina over the international break, the Argentinian Football Association has announced.

The four-time Ballon D'or winner picked up a knock to his right foot during Barcelona's 2-1 win over Real Madrid in Sunday's El Clasico, but fears he would have to go back to the Catalan giants for recovery have been allayed by the AFA.

A short statement from the AFA read: "The Argentina team reports this morning that Lionel Messi was...

 By Tim Vickery

Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia seek fixes over international break

Mateo Musacchio has the chance to prove his worth to the Argentine national team during the international break.

Things are about to get serious for South America's national teams. Since the World Cup it's been nothing but friendlies, with plenty of lucrative trips to the Far East. But the next cycle of competitive matches is soon underway; it starts with the Copa America in Chile in June, and continues soon afterwards with the start of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Over the next few days the national teams are in action for the last time before the Copa America squads are announced; suddenly, then, we...