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Rolling to Russia - Argentina take Stones-themed plane to the World Cup

18:23 GMT+3 09/06/2018
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The Stones' distinctive tongue decks the side of the craft that took Messi, Aguero and the rest of the Seleccion to Moscow

Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero are on their way to Russia for the World Cup, where Argentina will look to end a 25-year wait for a senior international trophy.

Barcelona superstar Messi was pictured on Twitter alongside fellow forward and close friend Aguero on a 'Rolling Stones' aircraft destined for Europe.

The luxury jet will take the team to Moscow, before ferrying around the legendary band on the second half of their 'No Filter' tour that began in Dublin on May 17.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the rest of the Stones will finish up with a concert in Poland on July 8, the day after the quarter finals end in Russia.

Argentina's preparations for the World Cup have been hindered by a cancelled friendly against Israel and injuries to Sergio Romero and Manuel Lanzini.

Messi has lost four finals, including at the previous World Cup, with Argentina, whose last trophy came at the 1993 Copa America, but he appeared in good spirits en route to Russia.

Argentina begin their campaign against Iceland on Saturday, before taking on Croatia and Nigeria in their other Group D fixtures.