Messi trains under new coach Sampaoli

Lionel Messi trained under new Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli for the first time in Melbourne on Monday.

Lionel Messi participates in a training session in Melbourne on Monday.   -  Selección Argentina/ Twitter

Lionel Messi trained under new Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli for the first time in Melbourne on Monday.

Sampaoli, who left Spanish club Sevilla to take the national job last week, will get his first game in charge against Brazil in a friendly on June 9 in Melbourne, Australia.

He is Argentina's third coach during the current edition of the World Cup qualifiers in South America, after Gerardo Martino and Edgardo Bauza. Argentina is currently fifth in qualifying and only the top four get direct spots at Russia 2018.

He held his first session as national coach with Emanuel Mammana, Nicolás Otamendi, Guido Rodríguez, Gabriel Mercado, Lucas Biglia, Ángel Di María and Leandro Paredes in attendance on Sunday.

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