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Lionel Messi's charity game at Soldier Field will go on, though its star-studded lineup has lost some of its luster. The 'Messi and Friends' charity game will be played Saturday night, three days after the four-time Ballon D'Or winner was to have played a similar all-star match in Los Angeles. That game was canceled Tuesday night in a dispute with promoters. The Chicago game is put on by a different organization, Miami-based Numero 5. "We're here to meet our part of the bargain. That's why our game was not canceled," Ada Linares, the event's project manager, said, adding there was "never" a thought of not playing Saturday night's game. But the lineup won't be nearly as impressive as what fans were originally promised when tickets - some as high as $2,500 - went on sale. The match was supposed to feature 36 international stars, including Messi's Barcelona teammate Cesc Fabregas; Chelsea defender David Luiz; Mexico's ...
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