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Lionel Messi misses Argentina's World Cup win celebration for doping test

Argentina beat the Netherlands in penalties Wednesday.
By Aileen Graef   |   July 10, 2014 at 3:59 PM   |   Comments

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 10 (UPI) -- Lionel Messi had a stroke of bad luck when he was called into a mandatory drug test Wednesday night while his team celebrated their victory over the Netherlands.

His teammates took a group photo as they celebrated their advancement to the World Cup final, but there was one noticeable absence: Lionel Messi.


Messi took his own photo explaining that even though he wasn't with his team, he was still happy about the win.

"I've been called for doping control and I can't be enjoying the moment in the dressing room," wrote Messi. "I feel proud to be part of this team! Phenomenons every one of them! What a game they had. This is crazy. We're in the final! Let's enjoy this, a hug to all of Argentina, we have just one step left."

Argentina will play Germany in the World Cup Sunday.

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