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Messi to start for Argentina

Messi to start for Argentina

Nine months on from his last Argentina outing, Lionel Messi is set to start for his country against Venezuela on Friday. Following that 4-3 defeat to France in Russia 2018 World Cup, Messi took a self-imposed break from the international game, missing six games that have marked the beginning of Scaloni's tenure.

Khedira cleared for return

Khedira cleared for return

Juventus have been handed a boost with the news that Sami Khedira can return to full training following a heart problem. Last month, Khedira withdrew from the squad for Juve's Champions League last-16 first leg against Atletico Madrid following the detection of an irregular heartbeat. The German was expected to be unavailable for around a month.

Southgate backs Sancho, Hudson-Odoi

Southgate backs Sancho, Hudson-Odoi

Marcus Rashford will miss England's upcoming matches, but Gareth Southgate is excited to give Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi chances. Sancho has starred in the Bundesliga this season, scoring eight times and getting 12 assists in 26 games, while Hudson-Odoi is more of an unknown quantity given his lack of top-flight experience with Chelsea.

Minister hopes Bangla will return to NZ

Minister hopes Bangla will return to NZ

The Bangladesh cricket team's tour of New Zealand was called off on March 15 after the players had a narrow escape from a shooting attack on a Christchurch mosque which left 50 people dead. However, Sports Minister Grant Robertson Thursday (March 21) said that Bangladesh cricketers and supporters will feel safe to return to the country in the near future.

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