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Argentina's Lionel Messi: 'No excuses' for shock Saudi Arabia defeat

Lionel Messi has told his Argentina teammates there are "no excuses" for their shock defeat to Saudi Arabia.

Argentina slipped to a 2-1 loss at Lusail Stadium on Tuesday despite leading in the first half through Messi's 10th-minute penalty.

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The result will go down as one of the greatest upsets in the history of the World Cup but Messi insists there is a way back for his team -- one of the pre-tournament favourites -- if they can deal with the setback.