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Messi named as new Barca captain

  /  autty

Lionel Messi has been named as the new captain of Barcelona following Andres Iniesta's departure from Camp Nou.

The Argentina internationa, who already wears the armband for his country, takes over from Iniesta following his move to Vissel Kobe at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.

Messi has skippered the Blaugrana on numerous occasions before having been the official vice-captain since 2015 but will now lead the Liga champions out on a permanent basis.

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