Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella waits for injured Lionel Messi to recover

Despite the injury, Sabella included Messi in the 18-player lineup made public Friday for the game against Paraguay.

updated: August 24, 2013 14:48 IST
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Buenos Aires: Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said he is waiting to see if injured Lionel Messi will recover and be able to play against Paraguay September 10 in Asuncion, Paraguay, as part of the Brazil 2014 South American qualifying tournament.

Sabella, who returned to Buenos Aires after a trip to Europe, said Messi "had a blow two days ago, so depending on his recovery, he will or will not play."

"It is still very early to say," said Sabella on Friday referring to Messi's injury suffered in the Barcelona-Atletico Madrid league game.

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