VIDEO: Lionel Messi scores hat trick for Argentina

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Lionel Messi is warming up rather nicely for the 2018 World Cup.

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Messi, 30, scored a hat trick and assisted Argentinaโ€™s other goal as they beat Haiti 4-0 in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.

The Barcelona superstar was in fine form against the CONCACAF minnows as Jorge Sampaoliโ€™s side continue to prepare for the World Cup in Russia this summer.

Argentina are in Group D alongside Iceland, Nigeria and Croatia.

With the South American giants among the favorites to win the tournament, Messi is aiming to lead Argentina one step further than their runners up position from 2014 as he is still chasing his first major trophy with his country.

Take a look at the video below to get a taste of what is highly likely to come from Messi for La Albiceleste this summer.