A particularly affectionate welcome was reserved for the Barcelona forward, as hordes of adoring young supporters chanted "Messi, Messi" on his way out for an hour-long practice on Monday.
After several days of chilly temperatures in the Russian capital, overcast skies gave way to sunshine, with excited locals packing a temporary stand in Bronnitsy, southeast of Moscow, to follow the action.
Enzo Perez was summoned as a replacement for Lanzini, although the status of Ever
Banega for Argentina's first group game against Iceland on June 16 remains uncertain after the Sevilla midfielder trained alone.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was then mobbed by dozens of youngsters at the end of the session as players stopped to sign autographs.
"We came to see our national team, it's the first acquaintance with them, it's been great," Lagorio told AFP.
"We've already been to Bronnitsy several times, we've worked a lot with the authorities and the mayor. He's helped us a lot, it's been in the works for several months." Asked whether he would be attending matches, he replied: "I hope to show up until the final match in July.
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