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Argentina 1 Iceland 1: Finnbogason makes history as Messi fluffs his big chance

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Goal.com99 hits

Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty as Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by debutants Iceland in an eventful Group D opener.Hannes Thor Halldorsson was the hero for Iceland as the goalkeeper's penalty save from Lionel Messi secured his side a sensational 1-1 draw against Argentina. With Diego Maradona watching on from the stands, Messi failed to convert from the spot in the second half ...Full Story »

Spain and Argentina pose for eerily similar plane photos ahead of flights to Russia for World Cup

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk123 hits

SPAIN and Argentina may speak the same language – but it seems the two football teams have more in common than we thought. The two nations boarded their flights for Russia and posed for eerily similar selfies as they jetted to the World Cup. Argentina were first to pose for their squad photo ahead of their flight to Russia Chelsea and Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta uploaded this snap ...Full Story »

Argentina replace injured Lanzini with River Plate star Enzo Perez

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by Goal.com105 hits

Enzo Perez has been called into the Argentina squad as the replacement for Manuel Lanzini after the West Ham midfielder was ruled out of the World Cup with injury. Lanzini was in contention for a starting spot in Russia until he sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a training session this week. River Plate midfielder Perez has taken his spot in Jorge Sampa...Full Story »

Argentina striker Mauro Icardi gets over World Cup heartbreak by heading on safari with Wanda Nara

Posted Wednesday, June 06, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk112 hits

MAURO ICARDI is getting over his World Cup snub by taking wife and super-agent Wanda Nara on safari. The Inter Milan ace was left out of the Argentina squad heading to Russia despite firing 29 league goals. Mauro Icardi got over his World Cup snub by heading on safari And while the likes of Lionel Messi and Co are being put through their paces, Icardi has wasted no time in jetting off on holi...Full Story »

Maradona: Messi doesn't have to demonstrate anything for Argentina

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com129 hits

Diego Maradona feels Lionel Messi does not have to prove anything to Argentina as the Barcelona superstar prepares for what could be his last World Cup. Argentina reached the final in Brazil four years ago but were narrowly defeated by Germany, with Mario Gotze scoring the only goal in extra time. Maradona inspired Argentina to glory the last time they won the World Cup, in Mexico in 1986, w...Full Story »

What David Beckham did in the car park after his red card vs. Argentina at France '98

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by givemesport.com101 hits

It's almost 20 years since the lowest moment of David Beckham's glittering career. His red card while playing for England against Argentina at France '98 remains one of the most iconic moments in recent World Cup history. Beckham was shown a straight red card by Danish referee Kim Milton Nielsen for petulantly kicking out at Diego Simeone, who made the most of the contact, and England ended ...Full Story »

Messi enjoys a view of the Camp Nou from his room in Argentina's hotel

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by Marca.com87 hits

The Argentina national team are preparing for the World Cup in Barcelona, which means that Lionel Messi is staying at a hotel in the Catalan city, rather than at his home. This is a rare experience for the Blaugrana No.10, but he seems to be enjoying it and he shared a photo of the view from his hotel room window, from which he can see the Camp Nou. "We're home," he wrote, as the Instagram ...Full Story »

Argentina 4 Haiti 0: Lionel Messi hat-trick inspires rout

Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com91 hits

Lionel Messi's hat-trick saw World Cup-bound Argentina to a comfortable victory against Caribbean minnows Haiti in Buenos Aires. It was the Lionel Messi show as his hat-trick guided Argentina to a routine 4-0 friendly win over Haiti with the World Cup looming. With the World Cup set to get underway in Russia next month, two-time champions Argentina stepped up their preparations thanks to cap...Full Story »

Argentina and Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero ruled out of World Cup

Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by Skysports.com112 hits

Sergio Romero will miss the World Cup due to injury Argentina and Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has been ruled out of the World Cup due to a knee injury. The 31-year-old, who has won 94 caps for his country, was an ever-present during their World Cup qualifying campaign as they finished third behind Brazil and Uruguay. He was named in Argentina's 23-man squad on Monday along with...Full Story »

Icardi, Martinez left off Argentina's WC squad

Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by ESPN136 hits

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has included Sergio Aguero and Paulo Dybala to feature in attack alongside Lionel Messi in his 23-man World Cup squad, but has left Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi and Racing Club starlet Lautaro Martinez out. City's top scorer this season with 30 goals in all competitions, Aguero missed Argentina's international friendlies against Italy and Spain in March and ...Full Story »

Argentina apologise for World Cup guide to flirting with Russian women

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 by ESPN97 hits

The badge of the Argentina Football Association Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images The Argentina Football Association (AFA) has apologised for an "involuntary error" that led to including a chapter on how to seduce Russian women in a manual they distributed ahead of the World Cup. At a course entitled "Russian Language and Culture," presented by Russian language teacher Eduardo Pennisi at AFA's h...Full Story »

Barca calm over Messi amid Argentina fears for captain at World Cup

Posted Saturday, March 31, 2018 by Goal.com122 hits

The forward missed international friendlies against Italy and Spain over the past week, but should return to action for the Catalan club on SaturdayLionel Messi had seen enough. After Spain's sixth goal at the Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday night, the Barcelona forward stood up from his seat and walked inside. His team were being thrashed, and this time he could do nothing to prevent it. The ...Full Story »

Spain 6 - 1 Argentina: Isco scores hat-trick as Spain hit Argentina for six

Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by PA113 hits

Isco scored a hat-trick as Spain romped to a 6-1 victory over Argentina in Madrid, where Lionel Messi again watched from the stands.Barcelona playmaker Messi had been expected to return after missing Friday’s 2-0 win over Italy in Manchester as a precaution because of an abductor muscle injury.However, concerns over what is also said to be a hamstring problem meant the Albiceleste captain ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi misses Argentina training ahead of Spain clash

Posted Sunday, March 25, 2018 by barcablaugranes.com93 hits

Lionel Messi missed Argentina training on Saturday as the team enjoyed a session at Real Madrid’s training base ahead of Tuesday’s friendly with Spain. The Barcelona star was left out of Friday’s win over Italy because of a hamstring problem but said that he was optimistic of playing at the Wanda Metropolitano. However, he sat out Saturday’s session and did regenerati...Full Story »

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli pleased with progress shown in Italy win

Posted Saturday, March 24, 2018 by PA65 hits

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli felt his side showed some promising signs as they beat Italy 2-0 without Lionel Messi in a friendly in Manchester.Five-times world player of the year Messi sat out the pre-World Cup outing at the Etihad Stadium as a precaution because of a muscle problem.He watched from the stands, alongside injured Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, as Argentina upped the temp...Full Story »

Sergio Aguero to miss clash with Italy, confirms Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli

Posted Friday, March 23, 2018 by ESPN111 hits

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero will miss the match against Italy but could return to face Spain Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has confirmed Sergio Aguero will not be fit enough to face Italy at the Etihad on Friday. Aguero injured his knee in training with Manchester City earlier this month and subsequently missed the 2-0 win away at Stoke. However, after undergoing intensive treatment in Ab...Full Story »

Valverde: Messi wants to win everything with Barcelona and Argentina

Posted Saturday, February 17, 2018 by Marca.com66 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said that Lionel Messi wants to win everything with the Catalan club and his country following controversial comments by the Argentine federation chief that he should play less for his club side. Claudio Tapia claimed that he had spoken with Messi over not playing as much for Barcelona so as to be fresher for the World Cup and they were comments that did not g...Full Story »

Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli dragged away by pals as he rows with cops after attending daughter's wedding

Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by Thesun.co.uk107 hits

Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli dragged away by pals as he rows with cops after attending daughter's wedding Argentinian boss Jorge Sampaoli (white shirt) was filmed insulting police officers Argentinian boss Jorge Sampaoli (white shirt) was filmed insulting police officers Reports claim he lost his temper after being told to leave by some of the eight people he was riding with in the Ford Focu...Full Story »

Messi: Higuain is one of the best strikers and he must be in Argentina squad

Posted Thursday, December 07, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com103 hits

Lionel Messi has defended Gonzalo Higuain, claiming the Juventus striker is one of the best in the world and deserves to be in the Argentina squad. Higuain was left out of Jorge Sampaoli's squad for Argentina's final two World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador in October. The Juventus striker had also missed Argentina's previous two qualifiers, with the Albiceleste eventually booking t...Full Story »

Lionel Messi statue destroyed by vandals in Argentina for the second time in a year… as legs are viciously cut off

Posted Tuesday, December 05, 2017 by Thesun.co.uk137 hits

VANDALS have destroyed a statue of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. The perpetrators cut off the footballer's legs in an attack on Sunday, leaving just the tops of his ankles and a football attached to his magic left foot on the base. The vandalised sculpture of Argentinian football player Lionel Messi is pictured at the "walk of fame" in Buenos Aires It is located on the banks of the La Plata...Full Story »

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