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Lionel Messi out of World Cup qualifiers

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Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella spoke to the officials of Barcelona on Monday regarding Lionel Messi and his injury. 

Both parties came to the conclusion that it's in the best interest of the club, player and the national team to rest the playmaker following his injury in his last La Liga outing.

That means the four-time Ballon d'Or winner will not travel to his homeland next week, and will now miss two World Cup qualifiers with his national side. 

Messi left the field injured during the Catalan giants' victory over Almería last Saturday, and is expected to be out for between two and three week. He missed his side's Champions League victory against Celtic last night (Tuesday).

He will also now be forced to watch Argentina play Peru on October 11th and Uruguay on October 15th, although his country have already qualified for next summer's tournament in Brazil after an emphatic victory over Paraguay last month.

Argentina sit top of the South American table, three points clear of Colombia and five ahead of Chile.

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