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The 23-year-old is set to start against Germany.

Argentina have received some encouraging news ahead of their quarter-final clash with Germany on Saturday evening as star player Lionel Messi has returned to training.

The Barcelona forward didn't train on Thursday because he was suffering from cold and there were some doubts on his participation in Saturday's massive fixture. However, those doubts should now be quashed as it's been revealed that the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year will feature against the Germans.

AP reports that the 23-year-old was present Argentina's training session today after overcoming a mild cold. Team spokesman Andres Ventura has been quoted as saying that Messi had no problems on Friday.

The Argentine Football Federation stated on their official website that Messi "participated in a normal manner in all the scheduled exercises" on Friday and also displayed a picture of the forward during the training session in Pretoria.

Argentina coach Diego Maradona said on Friday that Messi will start against Germany but added that he was worried about the player.

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