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Tue, 23 Sep 2014

Messi Leads Strong Argentina Squad to Hong Kong

HONG KONG - Argentina captain Lionel Messi will lead a strong Argentina squad to play against the Hong Kong Representative Team next month as part of the Hong Kong Football Association’s (HKFA) centenary celebration.

Organised by the HKFA and promoted exclusively by ProEvents, the match will be played on the official FIFA match date 14 October 2014 at the Hong Kong Stadium.

"We brought Brazil National Team to celebrate the HKFA's 90th anniversary in 2005 and it is a great honour to be appointed again as the Official Match Promoter for such an important and prestigeous match for Hong Kong," said Paul Kam, Chairman of ProEvents Group.

Gerardo Martino, Argentina National Team Manager, has announced his selection of players for the match against Hong Kong. The list includes Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Javier Mascherano, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria, Marcos Rojo, Paolo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis and etc. As the list announced by Martino only includes players playing for overseas clubs, there will be more players called up from the Argentine domestic league in due course.

Match tickets are selling fast and they are priced at HK$1,800, $1,300, $850, $590 and $490. All categories are available to purchase at www.cityline.com, Cityline & Tom Lee Music Outlets, except for the concession tickets priced at HK$250 for senior citizens and students which are already sold out.

The selected squad list of Argentina National Team (Not full list):

Goalkeeper:
Guzman, Nahuel (Club Tigres)
Romero, Sergio (UC Sampdoria)

Defender:
Demichelis, Martín (Manchester City)
Fernandez, Federico (Swansea City FC)
Musacchio, Mateo (Villarreal CF)
Rojo, Marcos (Manchester United)
Vergini, Santiago (Sunderland)
Zabaleta, Pablo (Manchester City)

Midfielder:
Biglia, Lucas (SS Lazio)
Di Maria, Ángel (Manchester United)
Gaitan, Nicolás (SL Benfica)
Lamela, Erik (Tottenham Hotspur)
Mascherano, Javier (Barcelona FC)
Pastore, Javier (Paris Saint Germain)
Pereyra, Roberto (Juventus FC)
Perez, Enzo (SL Benfica)

Forward:
Aguero, Sergio (Manchester City)
Higuain, Gonzalo (SSC Napoli)
Messi, Lionel (Barcelona FC)

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