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.
El vestuario lleno de alegría.Este grupo lo tiene más que merecido. Gracias a todos los q apoyan desde todos lados pic.twitter.com/R3SqW0QHoh— Martin Demichelis (@demichelisok) July 9, 2014
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.