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Messi enthralls Kolkata

<p>Venezuela's Agnel Flores (L) and Nicolas Fedor fight for the ball with Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

Venezuela's Agnel Flores (L) and Nicolas Fedor fight for the ball with Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Venezuela's Agnel Flores (L) and Nicolas Fedor fight for the ball with Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) fights for the ball with Venezuela's Agnel Flores (L) during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) fights for the ball with Venezuela's Agnel Flores (L) during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) fights for the ball with Venezuela's Agnel Flores (L) during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Venezuela's Nicolas Fedor heads the ball next to Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi (R) during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

Venezuela's Nicolas Fedor heads the ball next to Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi (R) during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Venezuela's Nicolas Fedor heads the ball next to Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi (R) during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Indian fans wearing hats reading "Messi" cheer for Argentina before the start of the friendly soccer match between Argentina and Venezuela in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

Indian fans wearing hats reading "Messi" cheer for Argentina before the start of the friendly soccer match between Argentina and Venezuela in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Indian fans wearing hats reading "Messi" cheer for Argentina before the start of the friendly soccer match between Argentina and Venezuela in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>An Indian fan holds an Argentina national flag before the start of the international friendly soccer match between Argentina and Venezuela in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

An Indian fan holds an Argentina national flag before the start of the international friendly soccer match between Argentina and Venezuela in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

An Indian fan holds an Argentina national flag before the start of the international friendly soccer match between Argentina and Venezuela in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Argentina's Lionel Messi fights for the ball with Venezuela's Agnel Flores (L) during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

Argentina's Lionel Messi fights for the ball with Venezuela's Agnel Flores (L) during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Argentina's Lionel Messi fights for the ball with Venezuela's Agnel Flores (L) during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) and Venezuela's Fernando Amorebieta fight for the ball during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) and Venezuela's Fernando Amorebieta fight for the ball during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) and Venezuela's Fernando Amorebieta fight for the ball during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi (6) celebrates his goal with teammates during their international friendly soccer match against Venezuela in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi (6) celebrates his goal with teammates during their international friendly soccer match against Venezuela in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi (6) celebrates his goal with teammates during their international friendly soccer match against Venezuela in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) and Venezuela's Fernando Amorebieta fight for the ball during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) and Venezuela's Fernando Amorebieta fight for the ball during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) and Venezuela's Fernando Amorebieta fight for the ball during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Argentina's Lionel Messi acknowledges the crowd after they defeated Venezuela in their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

Argentina's Lionel Messi acknowledges the crowd after they defeated Venezuela in their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Argentina's Lionel Messi acknowledges the crowd after they defeated Venezuela in their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Street vendors sell Argentina national flags before the start of the international friendly soccer match between Argentina and Venezuela in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

Street vendors sell Argentina national flags before the start of the international friendly soccer match between Argentina and Venezuela in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Street vendors sell Argentina national flags before the start of the international friendly soccer match between Argentina and Venezuela in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>An Indian fan has his chin painted before the start of the international friendly soccer match between Argentina and Venezuela in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

An Indian fan has his chin painted before the start of the international friendly soccer match between Argentina and Venezuela in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

An Indian fan has his chin painted before the start of the international friendly soccer match between Argentina and Venezuela in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Argentina's Lionel Messi falls to the ground as he is challenged by Venezuela's Agnel Flores (L) during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

Argentina's Lionel Messi falls to the ground as he is challenged by Venezuela's Agnel Flores (L) during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Argentina's Lionel Messi falls to the ground as he is challenged by Venezuela's Agnel Flores (L) during their international friendly soccer match in Kolkata September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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