Messi: I could have been a River Plate player

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Barcelona will come up against Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi said there was the possibility that he could have been a River Plate player when he was younger.

Messi is in Japan as Barcelona prepare to face Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup.

Barca are favourites to go through to the final, where they could face South American champions River Plate.

And Messi admitted he could have been on the books of River as a youngster after... (Read More)