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Argentina starts World Cup preparations as team gathers behind closed doors

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina started its World Cup preparations behind closed doors on Monday with physical exams expected to fill the day.

Argentine football officials said only Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria was missing from the 26 players called up by coach Alejandro Sabella for training in the Buenos Aires suburb of Ezeiza.

The South Americans have two warm-up games — against Trinidad and Tobago on June 4 and Slovenia on June 7 before travelling to Brazil.

Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, opens against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Rio de Janeiro on June 15, followed by matches in Group F with Iran and Nigeria.

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