Messi denied that the draw would affect the team in its next Group D contest Thursday against Croatia, adding that 'we have some days to rest and get well-prepared for the match.'
World Cups made players before; it makes teams today.
So far, Putin and his officials have gone overboard to ensure that the country presents its best face when fans start arriving
Spain's first challenge at the World Cup comes from Group C rivals and geographical neighbours Portugal on June 15 at Sochi.
Among the measures taken by Iceland is the temporary postponement of all high-level bilateral dialogue with the Russian authorities, the foreign ministry said in a statement said.
Australia coach Bert van Marwijk watched his new charges lose 4-1 to Norway on a freezing night in Oslo on Friday.
Egypt striker Amr Gamal has quit reigning South African champions Wits after failing to make an impact.
Russia is overruling fearful big business owners and looking to shut down dozens of gigantic factories to avert accidents during this year's World Cup.
Silva has not given up hope of reclaiming a starting berth for the Selecao during this year's FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The veteran is also excited by the appointment of Bert van Marwijk to lead the national team while preparing for his fourth World Cup.
While saying it will not be easy, his goal was to maximise the abilities of the "physically strong" players to win games.
The Super Eagles take on the Three Lions at Wembley Stadium on June 2 in preparation for the tournament in Russia that kicks off on June 14.
The draw in Moscow saw England given games against Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in Group G.
Martinez's team will play their final Group G game against England in Kaliningrad on June 28.
Hosts Russia, the lowest ranked nation in the 32-team tournament, were placed alongside Uruguay, Egypt and Saudi Arabia in Group A.