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'King' Messi turns 27 in World Cup spotlight

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Lionel Messi turned 27 on Tuesday in the full spotlight of the World Cup, the Argentina superstar receiving birthday wishes from hordes of fans camped outside the team hotel. 

Argentina's forward Lionel Messi smiles during a training session at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre on June 24, 2014

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Argentine coach Alejandro Sabella and Stephen Keshi, whose Nigeria side nervously await Messi on Wednesday, all joined the festivities.

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