Brazil and Argentina renew their rivalry in a friendly in Melbourne, Australia on Friday.
But the Argentine manager boasts an accomplished record, having overseen Chile at the 2014 World Cup and then guiding them to the 2015 Copa America triumph before going on to impress at La Liga club Sevilla.
Messi is tipped to start on Friday, as are Juventus pair Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain and Paris Saint-Germain's Angel Di Maria.
"The game is more of a special occasion (to celebrate the FAS' 125th anniversary) and comes after the Brazil match, so I was expecting some of the stars might not play at the end of the day", said administrator Kenneth Chong, 33, who has bought tickets to the game.
Sampaoli, who lauded Messi for leaving his vacation to play in the blockbuster at the MCG, said the friendly against Brazil gave him a chance to assess their partnership ahead of crucial World Cup qualifiers later in the year.
For one of the most titled teams of the whole world, the national team of Brazil, the situation to date is the best.
The freakish situation adds intrigue and tension, with their last camp ending with the sacking of Edgardo Bauza after a 2-0 loss to Bolivia, which left Argentina in fifth - which is a playoff spot - and 11 points behind leaders Brazil.
His predecessor, Edgardo Bauza, was sacked in April after a 2-0 defeat to Bolivia left the two-time world champions fifth in qualifying with only the top-four teams guaranteed to make the tournament.
"I really hope that the abilities that he shows as a leader and as a player will help Argentina improve".
Separately, The Clarin, Argentina's biggest daily newspaper, reported yesterday that Messi's absence in Singapore was "an open secret", and that he wanted to be with his loved ones as he finalises preparations for his June 30 wedding to Antonella Roccuzzo, the mother of his two sons Thiago and Mateo. "We need to take advantage of this".
The 24-year-old was rewarded with a place in the Argentina national team as a result of his good form in the Premier League and is looking forward to making his national team debut against Brazil in Melbourne on Friday.
"It's a boost for us to see how excited he is with this new stage (for Argentina)".
They have looked dominant in recent days and lifted it another level in ideal winds of 13-15 knots on the Great Sound on Saturday. Oracle struggled for speed in the early races and replaced tactician John Kostecki with British sailing star Ben Ainslie .
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Gaps in police monitoring have been a focus after it became known another attacker in the incident was on a watch list. Ms Delcros was seriously injured by the van, although her condition in hospital has stabilised, her family said.
He represented Germany at youth level before deciding in 2013 to play for Bosnia, his parents' homeland, and has 17 caps. The 23-year-old left back will join on a five-year contract from German club Schalke, where his contract is ending.
The 45-year-old was crossing the bridge with his girlfriend Christine Delcros on Saturday night when he was possibly run down. Witness accounts suggest that it is possible that Xavier was struck by the van and thrown into the River Thames.
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