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Sevilla boss Sampaoli to be offered Argentina job, confirms AFA

Posted Friday, April 28, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com49 hits

Jorge Sampaoli is set to become Argentina head coach after Argentine Football Association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia confirmed the Sevilla boss will be offered the job. Speaking on Thursday, Tapia said Argentine coach Sampaoli is the only candidate to replace Edgardo Bauza, who was sacked in April, as the AFA prepares to enter negotiations with LaLiga side Sevilla. Former Chile and Copa A...Full Story »

Argentina federation confirms sacking of coach Edgardo Bauza

Posted Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by ESPN44 hits

Edgardo Bauza lost his job after eight games in charge of Argentina. The president of the Argentine Football Association officially announced the dismissal of Edgardo Bauza as national team coach on Monday night. "Bauza is no longer the coach of the national team," Claudio Tapia told reporters. The move had widely been expected following Argentina's defeat to Bolivia last month, and ESPN repo...Full Story »

Argentina Hero Diego Maradona To Sue Pro Evo 2017 Makers Konami

Posted Saturday, April 01, 2017 by thesportbible.com36 hits

Diego Maradona isn't happy - he's set to take legal action over Pro Evolution makers Konami. The Argentina legend hasn't taken kindly to the popular video game franchise using his likeness in the 2017 edition without his prior permission. The feature myClub mode includes a host of past great including the World Cup winning frontman. But he did not grant the Japanese makers of this hence the ...Full Story »

Paulo Dybala has the Messi trait Gonzalo Higuain lacks, says Argentina legend Diego Maradona

Posted Friday, March 31, 2017 by squawka.com85 hits

Diego Maradona has hailed Juventus forward Paulo Dybala and believes the 23-year-old is a 'phenomenon'. Dybala joined the Old Lady in 2015 from fellow Serie A side Palermo and proved to be a fantastic acquisition, after netting 19 league goals in his opening season. This campaign may not be as productive as last term on a personal note for Dybala – he has netted just eight goals in 22 ...Full Story »

Bolivia 2 - 0 Argentina: Argentina beaten in Bolivia with Lionel Messi missing through suspension

Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by PA76 hits

Juan Carlos Arce and Marcelo Martins were on target as Bolivia claimed a comfortable 2-0 victory to harm Argentina's hopes of World Cup qualification at Estadio Hernando Siles. The visitors, who went into the match on the back of a two-match winning run in the South America group, started without the suspended Lionel Messi after the Barcelona playmaker was banned for four international matche...Full Story »

Paulinho hat trick helps Brazil extend lead; Lionel Messi goal lifts Argentina

Posted Friday, March 24, 2017 by ESPN105 hits

Paulinho played the hero as Brazil took a commanding lead in the CONMEBOL table. A Paulinho brace helped Brazil to a 4-1 victory over Uruguay in a clash of the top two teams in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying on Thursday. Uruguay were awarded a penalty on nine minutes when Alisson took down Edinson Cavani after the PSG striker had beaten the Brazil keeper to a chested back-pass from left-back Ma...Full Story »

Argentina coach Bauza on Messi: Barcelona or Man City...?

Posted Saturday, February 25, 2017 by Tribalfootball.com53 hits

Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza is aware of Manchester City's interest in Lionel Messi. Bauza was recently in Barcelona to meet his Argentine players, including Messi. It has since emerged that the player's father and agent, Jorge, has arrived and left the city with no progress over new contract talks. The development has sparked fresh speculation that a move away could be on, with Pep Guardi...Full Story »

Lionel Messi happy at Barcelona but not Argentina - Cesar Luis Menotti

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by ESPN100 hits

Lionel Messi and his teammates announced they will no longer speak with the press going forward following their win over Colombia. Lionel Messi is happy at Barcelona but not in Argentina, former Barcelona coach and fellow Argentinean Cesar Luis Menotti said on Monday. Menotti, 78, blamed the environment which surrounds football in Argentina for the reason fans see a different Messi for Barcelo...Full Story »

Messi, Argentina rebound to beat Colombia

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by ESPN105 hits

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring from a free kick to give Argentina the lead against Colombia in a WC qualifier. Lionel Messi and Argentina rebounded from last Thursday's 3-0 loss to Brazil, beating Colombia by the same scoreline to get their CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying campaign back on track. Messi opened the scoring for La Albiceleste in the 10th minute with a bending free kick that l...Full Story »

Argentina vs Colombia - Argentina coach still confident about World Cup qualification despite struggles

Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by PA10 hits

Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza has dismissed fears they will fail to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Thursday's 3-0 defeat to Brazil has left Argentina sixth in South America qualification ahead of their home clash with Colombia on Tuesday. Bauza's side have won only four of their 11 matches and defeat in San Juan would put a dent in their hopes of booking one of the four automatic qualifying...Full Story »

Neymar-inspired Brazil crush Argentina

Posted Friday, November 11, 2016 by ESPN104 hits

Brazil roared to an impressive CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying 3-0 defeat of Argentina in their first game back at the Mineirao Stadium since falling 7-1 to Germany in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup. Given their recent history in the stadium, the hosts started tentatively against their main South American rival as Fernandinho was shown an early yellow card for a foul on Lionel Messi. And...Full Story »

Aguero left out for Argentina's crunch Brazil test

Posted Thursday, November 10, 2016 by Goal.com81 hits

The Manchester City forward will have to bide his time in Belo Horizonte, as coach Edgardo Bauza favours a packed midfield against the nation's bitter rivals Sergio Aguero will start Thursday's crucial World Cup qualifier between Argentina and Brazil from the bench after Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain were preferred in a two-man attack. The Manchester City man has struggled for form in hi...Full Story »

Brazil vs Argentina: So much more than Neymar vs Messi

Posted Wednesday, November 09, 2016 by Goal.com109 hits

Brazil and Argentina lock horns once again this week for the showpiece event of the Conmebol World Cup qualifying campaign. The match takes on an added significance for the hosts, as they return to the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte for the first time since their infamous 7-1 defeat to Germany at World Cup 2014. It was also the city that hosted Argentina that year, as they went all the w...Full Story »

Messi back amongst Bauza's Argentina squad

Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2016 by Marca.com75 hits

Argentina struggled without Lionel Messi at new coach Edgardo Bauza's disposal, but the wait is over and the Barcelona No. 10 will be right back in with the Albiceleste squad to turn things around in World Cup qualifying. Completely recovered from his injury, the record with and without Messi is one of stark contrasts, so both coach and country will certainly welcome the player back with open...Full Story »

Paraguay shock Argentina; Brazil top standings; Colombia, Uruguay draw

Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by ESPN93 hits

A frustrated Paulo Dybala gestures to his teammates in an Argentina loss to Paraguay. Paraguay shocked Argentina in Cordoba, running out 1-0 winners in their CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier as the Albiceleste played without Lionel Messi once again. The visitors jumped out to a dream start as Derlis Gonzalez put his right-footed shot past Sergio Romero in the Argentina goal, with the assist coming...Full Story »

Aguero: Guardiola is interested in coaching Argentina

Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by Marca.com99 hits

Pep Guardiola 'would love' to one day coach the Argentinian national team if the possibility were to arise, according to Sergio Aguero. Now enjoying a profitable working relationship together at Manchester City, the high-profile duo have spoken openly about what lies in store for the future, and indeed, past rumours over Guardiola's interest in the Albiceleste job. The former Barcelona manag...Full Story »

Barcelona and Argentina desperately await Messi's return

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by Marca.com98 hits

Without Lionel Messi, Barcelona and Argentina know the simple, unavoidable truth: results and the quality of play just aren't the same in his absence. Argentina continue to drop points without their talisman, against Peru, whereas Barcelona have done so at the Estadio Balaidos against Celta Vigo. Nonetheless, Messi's absence is felt much more acutely within the Albiceleste camp and last seas...Full Story »

Neymar, Brazil dazzle against Bolivia; Uruguay cruise; Argentina held

Posted Friday, October 07, 2016 by ESPN146 hits

Neymar was the star as Brazil impressed against Bolivia on Thursday. A five-star Brazil continued their impressive start under new boss Tite with a 5-0 thrashing of Bolivia in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying on Thursday. The Neymar-led Brazilians scored four goals in the first half -- each more delightful than the next -- to secure the former Corinthians coach his third straight qualifying victo...Full Story »

Lionel Messi denies deception over Argentina retirement

Posted Saturday, September 03, 2016 by Skysports.com86 hits

Lionel Messi scored on his return to international football Lionel Messi has denied claims he deceived his national team after scoring Argentina's winner during his first appearance since reversing his decision to retire from international football. The Barcelona star announced his retirement from international football following Argentina's penalty shoot-out defeat to Chile in the Copa Americ...Full Story »

Messi scores in Argentina return; Gabriel Jesus lifts Brazil; Colombia win

Posted Friday, September 02, 2016 by ESPN150 hits

Lionel Messi celebrates his goal against Uruguay on Thursday. Lionel Messi scored in his return from international retirement as 10-man Argentina defeated Uruguay 1-0 in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying action on Thursday. Messi famously called quits on the national team after the Albiceleste's loss to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final this summer, but pledged his return just weeks later...Full Story »

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