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<p>Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) talks to a teammate during a practice session ahead of their international friendly soccer match against Venezuela in Kolkata September 1, 2011. The two teams will play in a friendly match in Kolkata on Friday. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) talks to a teammate during a practice session ahead of their international friendly soccer match against Venezuela in Kolkata September 1, 2011. The two teams will play in a friendly match in Kolkata on Friday....more

Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) talks to a teammate during a practice session ahead of their international friendly soccer match against Venezuela in Kolkata September 1, 2011. The two teams will play in a friendly match in Kolkata on Friday. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) walks with a teammate during a practice session ahead of their international friendly soccer match against Venezuela in Kolkata September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) walks with a teammate during a practice session ahead of their international friendly soccer match against Venezuela in Kolkata September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) walks with a teammate during a practice session ahead of their international friendly soccer match against Venezuela in Kolkata September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Argentina's Lionel Messi kicks a ball during a practice session ahead of their international friendly soccer match against Venezuela in Kolkata September 1, 2011. The two teams will play in a friendly match in Kolkata on Friday. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

Argentina's Lionel Messi kicks a ball during a practice session ahead of their international friendly soccer match against Venezuela in Kolkata September 1, 2011. The two teams will play in a friendly match in Kolkata on Friday. REUTERS/Vivek...more

Argentina's Lionel Messi kicks a ball during a practice session ahead of their international friendly soccer match against Venezuela in Kolkata September 1, 2011. The two teams will play in a friendly match in Kolkata on Friday. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>A screen printer hangs t-shirts up to dry after printing portraits of Argentinan soccer player Lionel Messi onto them at a sports goods market in Kolkata September 1, 2011. Argentina will play an international friendly soccer match against Venezuela in Kolkata on Friday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

A screen printer hangs t-shirts up to dry after printing portraits of Argentinan soccer player Lionel Messi onto them at a sports goods market in Kolkata September 1, 2011. Argentina will play an international friendly soccer match against Venezuela...more

A screen printer hangs t-shirts up to dry after printing portraits of Argentinan soccer player Lionel Messi onto them at a sports goods market in Kolkata September 1, 2011. Argentina will play an international friendly soccer match against Venezuela in Kolkata on Friday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>An Argentina team supporter (C) puts up posters featuring soccer player Lionel Messi and former Argentina coach Diego Maradona (L), on a street in Kolkata September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

An Argentina team supporter (C) puts up posters featuring soccer player Lionel Messi and former Argentina coach Diego Maradona (L), on a street in Kolkata September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

An Argentina team supporter (C) puts up posters featuring soccer player Lionel Messi and former Argentina coach Diego Maradona (L), on a street in Kolkata September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Children wearing Argentina team jerseys play soccer in front of posters featuring Argentinean soccer player Lionel Messi, on a street in Kolkata September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowduri</p>

Children wearing Argentina team jerseys play soccer in front of posters featuring Argentinean soccer player Lionel Messi, on a street in Kolkata September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowduri

Children wearing Argentina team jerseys play soccer in front of posters featuring Argentinean soccer player Lionel Messi, on a street in Kolkata September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowduri

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