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Messi vomits in World Cup final

Argentina's Messi vomits in World Cup final
Posted on July 13, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 13, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Argentina captain Lionel Messi vomited during the World Cup final, as he has done on many occasions both for Argentina and club team Barcelona.

It was during the first half against Germany that Messi doubled over and vomited on the pitch.

Despite several medical tests, Argentina and Barcelona team doctors haven’t been able to find the cause of Messi’s problem.

The striker has played it down, saying it’s just something that happens to him in training, during matches and even when he’s at home.

It doesn’t appear to affect his performance, though. Messi has gone on to score in several matches after throwing up on the pitch.




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Updated on July 20, 2014 at 11:14 a.m.
 Germany's Toni Kroos (18) rises above Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) to head the ball during 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/Martin Meissner)
Updated on July 17, 2014 at 3:52 a.m.
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