Lionel Messi trains with Argentina teammates at Manchester City facility

Messi dreaming to reach another World Cup final (0:31)

Lionel Messi hopes that Argentina will reach another World Cup final, but admits he's focusing on the group stage first. (0:31)

Barcelona star Lionel Messi training at Manchester City along with his Argentina teammates on Tuesday.

Argentina have based themselves at the Premier League leaders' City Football Academy ahead of their friendly against Italy at the Etihad Stadium on Friday.

Messi arrived to join up with the rest of the squad on Tuesday and was present at a training session open to media in the afternoon.

Also present but not participating was City striker Sergio Aguero, who has been sidelined with a knee injury recently.

Another City player, defender Nicolas Otamendi, was involved along with Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria, Javier Mascherano and Marcos Rojo.