Argentina Beats Haiti in Friendly as Lionel Messi Registers Hat Trick

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We don't want to send the message, 'We're going to win the World Cup because we're the best.' because the reality is we aren't.

Argentina and Peru kick-started their final preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ with morale-boosting home wins on Tuesday, while Panama had to settle for a scoreless draw against the visiting Northern Ireland.

Messi has spent his entire senior career with Barcelona, winning countless major honours and scoring 552 goals, and has vowed that he will never represent a continental rival, with Manchester City having previously attempted to sign the forward .

Nevertheless, the victory will boost fans' hopes that Messi can lead two-time champions Argentina to glory in Russian Federation.

"We're not going as favourites but will give it our all", said Messi.

"I would change a Barcelona title for the national team".

The 30-year-old suggested that he could return to his homeland in Argentina to play for Newell's Old Boys.

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Messi moved to Barcelona at the age of 13 and would have been eligible to play for Spain.

"We have players to be able to dream. Quite a few squads are better", he said, singling out Brazil, Spain and Germany. "That's where it all stems from, but at no time did the thought or any doubts cross my mind".

'I'm increasingly sure that in Europe, Barcelona will be my only club, ' Messi told Argentine television station El Trece.

Lionel Messi is the greatest of all time.

Argentina, 2014 World Cup finalists - will face Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D in Russian Federation. It won't be easy, but we have the best player in the history of football and we'll do everything possible to achieve it.

The Argentina captain was one of only three players - along with Willy Caballero and Javier Mascherano - to play the full 90 minutes in Buenos Aires.

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