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2018 FIFA WC: I League star stars against Argentina in the warm-up game

[caption id="attachment_67717" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Fabien Vorbe played against Argentina but failed to make his mark[/caption]

XtraTime Web Desk: Lionel Messi’s hat-trick braced Argentina to win over Haiti by 4-0 in an international friendly before their FIFA World Cup campaign. The Argentine fans will be very happy to see the result.

Haitian midfielder Fabien Vorbe plays for Neroca FC in India also played against Argentina in this match. Though Haiti failed to give any challenge to Argentina.


he scored three goals and assisted on Sergio Aguero's, but his impact goes far beyond the raw numbers. Argentina looked lost in its last game—a 6-1 loss to Spain—when Messi wasn't out there, but Tuesday was a much different story with one of history's greatest players creating in the open field, directing through balls—none more impressive than the one to Aguero—and darting past defenders.





The attention he draws just by being involved in a play opens up space for his teammates, and he sent a message to future opponents rather than rest ahead of the World Cup.

Giovani Lo Celso took advantage of that space, and the combination of the two playmakers was a problem for Haiti's back line and gives Argentina fans hope there is more magic to come with soccer's biggest tournament on the horizon.

Messi's first goal came on a penalty kick after Celso drew a foul inside the box, and the second came off a rebound of Celso's header from point-blank range.





Seeing how Messi is 30 years old, this could be his last great opportunity to lift the World Cup trophy as the focal point of Argentina's attack, which is the one significant hole on his otherwise illustrious resume. While Messi will face much stiffer competition in Russia than he did Tuesday, he was clearly the best player on the field and is rounding into form before June.

That figures to be a problem for the rest of the world.

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