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Argentina's Nestor Pitana to referee World Cup final

Posted Friday, July 13, 2018 by ESPN104 hits

FIFA has selected Nestor Pitana to referee the World Cup final between France and Croatia on Sunday. The Argentine referee will blow the final whistle at Luzhniki Stadium on a tournament he began there by handling the opening game, when Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0. It will be the fifth game at this World Cup for Pitana, and his second working with each of France and Croatia. Pitana handled F...Full Story »

Maradona would coach Argentina for free

Posted Wednesday, July 04, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com145 hits

Former Argentina head coach Diego Maradona said he would return to the national team for free and also backed Brazil to win the World Cup. Diego Maradona would return to coach Argentina for free after being left hurt by their World Cup elimination. The 57-year-old great was in the stands as Jorge Sampaoli's side slipped to a 4-3 defeat against France in the round of 16 and said his energetic...Full Story »

Aguero ignores Argentina coach Sampaoli in thank you message

Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com140 hits

Sergio Aguero has omitted the Argentina management staff from a thank you message posted on Instagram on Monday Jorge Sampaoli and his Argentina coaching staff were noticeable omissions from a thank you message posted by Sergio Aguero on Instagram. Argentina crashed out of Russia 2018 courtesy of a 4-3 last-16 defeat to France on Saturday to compound a poor tournament that saw them scrape in...Full Story »

France 4 Argentina 3: Mbappe turns on the style to dump out Messi's men

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2018 by Goal.com109 hits

Kylian Mbappe upstaged Lionel Messi as France recorded a 4-3 win over Argentina in a topsy-turvy last-16 clash to open the knockout stages at the World Cup. Teenager Mbappe was in devastating form in the heavyweight clash, scoring two second-half goals to bring Argentina's Russia 2018 campaign to an end in Kazan. The Paris Saint-Germain forward's surging 70-yard burst also led to the opening...Full Story »

Diego Maradona celebrates Argentina's World Cup win with offensive gesture

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Skysports.com186 hits

Maradona made two middle-finger gestures after Marcos Rojo's late winner Diego Maradona was caught celebrating Argentina's late winner against Nigeria at the World Cup with a offensive gesture on Tuesday. As television cameras swung his way, seconds after Marcos Rojo's winning goal, Maradona thrust middle-finger gestures with both hands. Swinging his arms back and forth, he also appeared to sh...Full Story »

Lionel Messi reacts to tense Argentina win to secure World Cup showdown with France

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk147 hits

Jorge Sampaoli's side were made to work hard for their victory over Nigeria. Lionel Messi opened the scoring but Victor Moses netted a VAR-awarded penalty to equalise. And it wasn't until the 85th minute that Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo popped up with a winner. Messi was delighted his side progressed. The Barcelona star said: "We were confident that we would win this game. "It's ...Full Story »

‘Huge relief’ for Lionel Messi as Argentina advance

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PA67 hits

Lionel Messi expressed his “huge relief” at seeing Argentina advance to the World Cup’s last 16 thanks to Marcos Rojo’s late winner against Nigeria.The two-time champions were less than five minutes away from elimination when Manchester United defender Rojo became their unlikely saviour, volleying home Gabriel Mercado’s cross to seal a 2-1 success.Having drawn with ...Full Story »

Marcos Rojo hits late winner as Argentina reach last 16 with win over Nigeria

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PA57 hits

Marcos Rojo was Argentina’s unlikely saviour as the South Americans beat Nigeria 2-1 to advance to the last 16 of the World Cup.The Manchester United defender volleyed home Gabriel Mercardo’s right-wing cross four minutes from time to book a knock-out clash against France.Nigeria had been on the verge of progressing instead after Victor Moses’ penalty early in the second half h...Full Story »

Nigeria 1 Argentina 2: Late Rojo stunner saves Messi's men

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Goal.com144 hits

Lionel Messi's Argentina will be in the World Cup's knockout rounds, but it was Marcos Rojo who was the unlikeliest of heroes. Marcos Rojo was Argentina's unlikely hero as his stunning late winner secured a 2-1 defeat of Nigeria that keeps Lionel Messi's side in the World Cup. The Super Eagles were heading through to the last 16 at Argentina's expense with four minutes to go of the final Gro...Full Story »

Nigeria(N) vs Argentina - Significance of Nigeria match not lost on Argentina boss

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by PA196 hits

Under pressure Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli admits his side face a “momentous” must-win clash with Nigeria.Argentina know only a victory will do if they are to avoid a humiliating exit from the group stages.They currently lie bottom of Group D with a solitary point to their name following a draw with Iceland and the embarrassing 3-0 defeat to Croatia.Yet Sampaoli remains convinced h...Full Story »

Nigeria 2 Iceland 0: Musa brace boosts Super Eagles & Argentina

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by Goal.com119 hits

Argentina can still qualify for the last 16 by beating Nigeria after the Super Eagles earned a 2-0 win over Iceland in Group D. Ahmed Musa struck both goals as Nigeria boosted their World Cup qualification hopes with a 2-0 defeat of Iceland, a result that is also good news for Argentina. Lionel Messi's team were pushed to the brink of an early exit after a stunning 3-0 loss to Croatia on Thu...Full Story »

Neymar: Brazil star 'calls' Lionel Messi amid World Cup nightmare with Argentina

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk113 hits

NEYMAR has 'called' Lionel Messi after Argentina's World Cup defeat against Croatia last night. That's according to reports in Spain that say the Brazilian forward has leant his ear to his former Barcelona team-mate. Messi was unable to have an impact for Argentina last night as they were stunned by Croatia and lost 3-0. Goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic have left the South ...Full Story »

What Lionel Messi did after missing penalty in Argentina's 1-1 World Cup draw

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk129 hits

The Barcelona forward missed a penalty in Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland in their opening World Cup group game. Huge expectation is being placed on the 30-year-old to decorate his brilliant career with an international title. After his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s heroics the night before, the pressure was on Messi to deliver in his team's first game on Saturday. Argentina were be...Full Story »

'I just feel so sorry for Messi' - Zabaleta predicts Argentina retirement for Barcelona star

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Goal.com250 hits

The Albiceleste captain endured a miserable outing against Croatia and is set to decide his international future after the World CupLionel Messi could retire from international football after the World Cup following Argentina’s shambolic display against Croatia, according to his former team-mate Pablo Zabaleta. Argentina’s World Cup hopes in Russia are hanging by a thread followin...Full Story »

Jorge Sampaoli concedes Lionel Messi is limited by Argentina team-mates

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by PA61 hits

Jorge Sampaoli has admitted Lionel Messi is limited by the current Argentina team, with the two-time World Cup winners facing possible early elimination after a 3-0 loss to Croatia.The 1978 and 1986 champions could fail to make it out of their group in Russia having picked up just one point from their opening two games following Thursday night’s defeat against the Croatians, who have progr...Full Story »

Argentina 0 Croatia 3: Caballero drops clanger as Messi's men are stunned

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Goal.com138 hits

Lionel Messi's World Cup woes continued as Argentina crashed to a 3-0 defeat to Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Willy Caballero's clanger presented Ante Rebic with an opportunity he could not refuse, and Croatia rolled on to a stunning 3-0 victory over Argentina that sent them into the last 16 of the World Cup. Jorge Sampaoli's side produced an abysmal second-half display that severe...Full Story »

Croatia stun Argentina to leave Messi’s men at risk of early elimination

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by PA85 hits

Lionel Messi and his Argentina team-mates face the possibility of being eliminated from the World Cup at the group stage after Croatia progressed to the last 16 with a comprehensive 3-0 victory.The two-time world champions have collected just one point from their first two games against Iceland and the Croatians, who advanced to the knock-out phase thanks to second-half goals from Ante Rebic, Lu...Full Story »

Lionel Messi: Argentina manager issues urgent message to fans

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk147 hits

ARGENTINA'S coach has pleaded with fans to stop blaming Lionel Messi when games do not go to plan. Messi was under pressure to perform in Argentina's opening game of the tournament against Iceland, with his big rival Cristiano Ronaldo, scoring a hat-trick against Spain the day before. The South Americans' could only muster a 1-1 draw with Iceland as the Barcelona superstar missed a penalty and...Full Story »

Ramos: In Argentina they know Maradona is lightyears behind the best-ever Argentine, Messi

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Marca.com125 hits

Lionel Messi is hardly the most popular figure within the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, however Sergio Ramos has sensationally hit back at Diego Maradona by suggesting people in Argentina know Lionel Messi is the best player in the nation's history. Messi stuttered in the Albiceleste's 1-1 draw with Iceland in their opening World Cup match and he missed a penalty, leading to criticism back in Ar...Full Story »

Argentina(N) vs Croatia - Sampaoli’s Argentina searching for identity ahead of Croatia clash

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA133 hits

Jorge Sampaoli admits he has yet to establish a clear footballing identity with Argentina as he prepares to make tactical changes for the clash with Croatia.The two-time world champions were held to a surprise 1-1 draw by Iceland in their Group D opener after Lionel Messi had a second-half penalty saved.Coach Sampaoli, who took the job little over a year ago, wants to avoid going into the final ...Full Story »

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