facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search

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.

Follow @AileenGraef and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
Topics: Lionel Messi
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Cubs edge out Reds in 12th inning
Catchings leads the Fever over Connecticut
Most Popular
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback