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Lionel Messi and Argentina team-mates lands Russia in iconic rock band The Rolling Stones’ private jet ahead of the World Cup

Argentina are expected to provide plenty of entertainment at this summer’s World Cup and they were pictured flying to Russia on The Rolling Stones’ private jet.

Lionel Messi was pictured looking relaxed as he aims to lift the one trophy that alludes him in Russia over the next month.

The Barcelona superstar sat next to Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero for the flight over and the pair looked to be exchanging a joke or two in their spacious seats.

ARGENTINA WORLD CUP FIXTURES

June 16, 2pm: Iceland

June 21, 7pm: Croatia

June 26, 7pm: Nigeria

The squad were pictured stepping off the plane at Moscow’s Zhukovsky Airport in darkness on Saturday night, with just six days to go until their opening fixture.

Before the flight, Juventus duo Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain stopped for a picture in front of the plane alongside Manchester United’s Sergio Romero, who will miss the tournament due to a knee injury.

Other players also posed in front of the jet, which is branded with the band’s famous tongue and lips logo.

The squad looked to be in good spirits as they look to go one further than the 2014 World Cup where they lost in the final to Germany. A number of players also gathered for a group picture before it was time to take off.

Argentina have stylishly touched down in Russia on The Rolling Stones' private jet
Argentina have stylishly touched down in Russia on The Rolling Stones’ private jet
Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Romero all posed for a picture in front of the plane
Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Romero all posed for a picture in front of the plane
Argentina begin their campaign against Iceland on June 16 at the Otkrytie Arena in Moscow
Players can be seen walking up the steps and onto the luxurious plane in Barcelona. 

It was announced on Saturday that Argentina have called up Enzo Perez to replace the unfortunate Manuel Lanzini.

The West Ham United forward ruptured his cruciate knee ligament in training on Friday, Argentina confirmed on their official Twitter page.

Argentina’s pre-World Cup plans had already been disrupted after a friendly away to Israel was cancelled, meaning the only match the squad has played together in preparation was a 4-0 win over minnows Haiti.

They begin their campaign against Iceland on June 16 at the Otkrytie Arena in Moscow and will also play Croatia and Nigeria in Group D.

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