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Neymar-inspired Brazil crush Argentina

Posted Friday, November 11, 2016 by ESPN113 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.com90 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.com123 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.com83 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 ESPN116 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.com111 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.com106 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 ESPN165 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.com100 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 ESPN188 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 »

Maradona: Messi’s Argentina retirement was stage

Posted Friday, August 26, 2016 by foxsportsasia.com46 hits

Former Argentina international Diego Maradona has called out compatriot Lionel Messi for staging his international retirement to detract from the team's failures. The Barcelona star announced that he was quitting international football after losing his third final in as many years while wearing the famous white and light blue stripes of his country. But the 29-year-old has now gone back on t...Full Story »

Lionel Messi will continue playing for Argentina weeks after retirement decision

Posted Saturday, August 13, 2016 by Skysports.com114 hits

Lionel Messi will continue playing for Argentina weeks after retirement decision Lionel Messi will return to play for Argentina for "love" of his country, despite vowing to retire earlier this summer. Messi said in June that he would not play for Argentina again after the team lost to Chile in the final of the Copa America. But he said in a statement on Friday that he wished to continue playi...Full Story »

Messi stars for Barcelona ahead of Argentina talks

Posted Thursday, August 11, 2016 by Goal.com87 hits

Lionel Messi put on a star show in front of new Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza at Camp Nou on Wednesday night - and the 29-year-old will meet the Albiceleste boss for talks in Barcelona on Thursday. Barca were back in action to finalise their pre-season preparations in the annual Gamper Trophy and Messi shone in a 3-2 win, setting up Luis Suarez for the first with an outrageous overhead assist...Full Story »

Rio Olympics 2016 football: Defending champions Mexico and crisis-hit Argentina both crash out at group stage

Posted Thursday, August 11, 2016 by hits

LONDON 2012 gold medallists Mexico crashed out of Rio 2016 at the group stage and so did crisis-hit Argentina. In truth, Mexico were the better side against South Korea but couldn’t find a way through. Mexico players react after they were dumped out of the Rio 2016 Games That allowed K League Classic star Kwon Chang-Hoon to strike in the 77th minute for a 1-0 win. He found an easy pass...Full Story »

Source: Messi to discuss Argentina future

Posted Friday, August 05, 2016 by Goal.com103 hits

The new coach will travel to Barcelona next week to meet the 29-year-old, who is open to being persuaded to reverse his decision to end his international career. Lionel Messi is keen to hold talks with new Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza over his future with the national team, Goal Argentina understands. The Barcelona star announced his retirement from international football following his coun...Full Story »

'Simeone to Argentina? I've said no'

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016 by Goal.com72 hits

Atletico Madrid's president has jokingly said that he will not allow Diego Simeone to become Argentina's next head coach. Simeone is widely regarded as one of the best managers in world football having guided Atletico to the Liga title in 2014, as well as success in the Europa League, the Super Cup and the Copa del Rey. The 46-year-old has also reached two Champions League finals in the last t...Full Story »

Suarez claims Messi will reverse his decision to retire from Argentina

Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by Goal.com112 hits

Luis Suarez believes Lionel Messi will reverse his decision to quit Argentina. Messi called time on his international career in the immediate aftermath of Argentina's defeat to Chile in the Copa America final. The Barcelona star was left in tears having missed his penalty in the shootout, but several high-profile figures in Argentina, including the nation's president Mauricio Macri and Diego M...Full Story »

Man City ace Aguero admits he could join Messi quitting Argentina

Posted Monday, June 27, 2016 by tribalfootball.com100 hits

Manchester City ace Sergio Aguero admits he could follow Argentina teammate Lionel Messi into international retirement. The Barcelona star has shocked the world by declaring the Copa America final on Sunday was his last game for Argentina. Reacting to the news, Aguero admitted: "Messi is probably not the only one to leave the team. There are several players who may consider not to continue."...Full Story »

Lionel Messi says he will retire from the Argentina national team

Posted Monday, June 27, 2016 by Foxsports.com286 hits

Lionel Messi told reporters after Argentina's Copa America Centenario final loss to Chile on penalty kicks that he has decided to retire from the national team. The superstar, who lost his fourth major tournament final and third in as many years on Sunday night, said that after so many missed chances, he is ready to step away. "The national team is over for me," said Messi to TYC Sports. "It'...Full Story »

Argentina fan invades pitch to bow to Messi

Posted Thursday, June 23, 2016 by Marca.com199 hits

Barcelona star fires nation to Copa America final Lionel Messi's astonishing free-kick goal was enough to make all Argentines bow down before him, figuratively. But one young Argentine also decided to do so literally. Just before the second-half of Argentina's game against the United States in the Copa America Centenario, Messi was treated to a fan prostrating himself before the star. The o...Full Story »

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