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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, and Neymar, right, stand on the field during a break in the action during the first half of an International Champions Cup soccer match against Real Madrid, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Barcelona's Neymar, left, Luis Suarez, center, and Lionel Messi look on during a training session ahead of an International Champions Cup soccer match against Juventus, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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In this Saturday May 27, 2017 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during the Copa del Rey final soccer match between Barcelona and Alaves at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain. Barcelona said Wednesday July 5, 2017, Argentina forward Lionel Messi has agreed to extend his contract that will tie him to the Spanish club through June 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)

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A woman walks by graffiti of Lionel Messi painted near the house where the soccer star grew up in Rosario, Argentina, Friday, June 30, 2017. Some 260 guests, including teammates and former teammates of the Barcelona star, are expected to attend the highly anticipated wedding between Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo later Friday.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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A man looks at graffiti of Lionel Messi painted near the house where the soccer star grew up in Rosario, Argentina, Friday, June 30, 2017. Some 260 guests, including teammates and former teammates of the Barcelona star, are expected to attend the highly anticipated wedding between Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo later Friday.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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FILE - In this May 22, 2016 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi kisses his girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo, after winning the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match against Sevilla FC at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. Messi will be marrying 29-year-old Roccuzzo, his childhood friend and mother of his two children on Friday, June 30, 2017, in his hometown of Rosario, Argentina. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco/ File)

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FILE - This is a Sunday, May 22, 2016 file photo of Barcelona's Lionel Messi, kisses his girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo as they celebrate after winning the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. Messi who will be the center of the attentions on Friday June 30, 2017 in his hometown of Rosario, Argentina,where he will be marrying 29-year-old Antonella Roccuzzo, his childhood friend and mother of his two children. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco/ File)

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, walks to a waiting bus in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Messi has been banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifiers, starting with Tuesday's game in Bolivia, for "having directed insulting words at an assistant referee" during a home qualifier against Chile last Thursday, FIFA said hours before kickoff in La Paz. (AP Photo)

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In this photo taken Thursday March 23, 2017 assistant referee Emerson Augusto de Carvalho, left, talks to Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, during a World Cup qualifying match against Chile in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Messi has been banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifiers, starting with Tuesday's game in Bolivia, for "having directed insulting words at an assistant referee" during a home qualifier against Chile on Thursday, FIFA said hours before kickoff in La Paz.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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In this photo taken March 23, 2017 Argentina's Lionel Messi gestures during a 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying soccer match between Argentina and Chile at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Messi has been banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifiers, starting with Tuesday's game in Bolivia, for "having directed insulting words at an assistant referee" during a home qualifier against Chile on Thursday, FIFA said hours before kickoff in La Paz.(AP Photo/Agustin Marcarian)

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In this photo taken Thursday March 23, 2017 Argentina's Lionel Messi argues assistant referee Emerson Augusto de Carvalho during a World Cup qualifying match against Chile in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Messi has been banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifiers, starting with Tuesday's game in Bolivia, for "having directed insulting words at an assistant referee" during a home qualifier against Chile on Thursday, FIFA said hours before kickoff in La Paz.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano) **FILE**

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Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a penalty kick during a 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying soccer match between Argentina and Chile at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday March 23, 2017.(AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, attends a gala dinner held at the Mena House in Giza, Egypt. Egypt’s best known archaeologist has apologized after he angrily called Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi “an idiot” because the striker seemed to show little interest during a tour of the Giza Pyramids. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

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The severed statue of soccer star Lionel Messi is seen covered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. The city government reported Monday night Messi's statue was destroyed and said they are already working on repairing it.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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A couple walks next to the severed statue of soccer star Lionel Messi in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. The city government reported Monday night Messi's statue was destroyed and said they are already working on repairing it.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2016, file photo, Murtaza Ahmadi, a five-year-old Afghan Lionel Messi fan plays soccer, at the Afghan Football Federation Stadium in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Afghan Football Federation set up a meeting between Messi and Ahmadi who became an Internet sensation when photos circulated of him wearing an improvised Messi shirt made from a plastic bag. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

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Argentina's Lionel Messi leaves the field after his team lost 0-3 against Brazil during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday Nov. 10, 2016.(AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, celebrates with Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba scoring his side's 3rd goal during a Champions League Group F soccer match between APOEL and FC Barcelona at GSP stadium, in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

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Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, recipient of the Golden Glove trophy, stands next to Argentina's Lionel Messi after he receive the Golden Ball trophy following Germany's 1-0 victory over Argentina after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, recipient of the Golden Glove trophy, stands next to Argentina's Lionel Messi after he receive the Golden Ball trophy following Germany's 1-0 victory over Argentina after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)