Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi walks on the field before the annual 51st Joan Gamper Trophy friendly football match beteen Barcelona FC and UC Sampdoria at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on August 10, 2016. / AFP / JOSEP LAGO
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Argentina's new coach Edgardo Bauza said Thursday he was optimistic he can convince Lionel Messi to come out of international retirement after meeting the five-time World Player of the Year."I'll call him when I get back to Buenos Aires".He said Messi's Barcelona and Argentina teammate Javier Mascherano was also present at the meeting. Bauza, who became Argentina manager on Aug. 1, is due to announce his squad on Friday for Argentina's next qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup.
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