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Football: Messi vomiting not normal admits Barca boss

Published on Mar 8, 2014 12:33 AM
 
Argentina's Lionel Messi leaves the field at half time during their international friendly soccer match against Romania at the National Arena in Bucharest on March 5, 2014. Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has voiced his concern for Messi after the Argentine was seen vomiting during a match. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

BARCELONA (AFP) - Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has voiced his concern for star player Lionel Messi after the Argentine was seen vomiting during his country's goalless draw with Romania on Wednesday.

Messi was also sick on the pitch recently in Barca's 3-1 defeat at Real Sociedad and Martino admitted the player has visited specialists to try and resolve the problem.

"It is not a normal situation, but there is no alarm. He has been to see specialists but as yet they haven't found a solution. The important thing is that it doesn't affect him from doing his job. It is something that he has had for a while now." Martino said.

Messi was just one of a number of Barca players away on international duty in midweek with Brazilian duo Neymar and Dani Alves only returning to training on Friday having represented their country against South Africa in Johannesburg.

 
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