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Messi wants Argentina return

Posted Thursday, May 26, 2016 by Foxsports.com60 hits

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi has admitted that he would like to return to his native Argentina at some point during his career. The Barcelona forward left Newell's Old Boys in Rosario at the age of 13 to join the Catalan club, and has since become Barcelona's all-time leading goalscorer. "One day I would like to go to Argentina because I left my country at such a young age," he to...Full Story »

Messi on his past and future in Argentina

Posted Monday, April 18, 2016 by Foxsports.com40 hits

In a recent in-depth interview, Barcelona star Lionel Messi spoke of his childhood in Argentina and a possible future return to the country of his birth. The Spanish giants' Argentinian forward did not have the ideal introduction to the world of professional football. As a youngster, he faced medical issues resulting in stunted growth and his country's economic collapse made treatment extreme...Full Story »

Lionel Messi reaches 50 goals with Argentina

Posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by Goal.com91 hits

Lionel Messi has reached 50 international goals after the Argentina star scored against Bolivia in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier. The Barcelona superstar was on target with a penalty to put the Albiceleste 2-0 up against the Andean nation, with 28 minutes played of the first half. His first goal in international colours came on March 1 2006, in a friendly against Croatia at the age of 18. T...Full Story »

Chile vs Argentina - Messi back in Argentina squad for Chile clash

Posted Thursday, March 24, 2016 by PA91 hits

Lionel Messi's return to the Argentina squad gives coach Gerardo Martino a boost as he looks to kick-start their World Cup qualifying campaign. The mercurial Barcelona forward missed the first four matches as he was recovering from injury in Catalonia and the national team were disappointing in his absence. Argentina are sixth in the 10-nation CONMEBOL region with just one win but there remain...Full Story »

Colombia 0 - 1 Argentina: Argentina break their duck in 2018 World Cup qualifying by beating Colombia

Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2015 by PA54 hits

Argentina claimed their first win in 2018 World Cup qualifying against Colombia at the Metropolitano Roberto Melendez stadium. Lucas Biglia's first-half strike was enough to give the Albiceleste a 1-0 triumph - their first win at the fourth time of asking on the road to Russia. It was also only their second goal in four games, but that result now catapults Argentina up to fourth and back into ...Full Story »

Argentina recall Gonzalo Higuain with Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero out

Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by ESPN107 hits

Argentina have left injured stars Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero out of their squad for World Cup qualifiers in November but welcomed back striker Gonzalo Higuain. After a poor start to their campaign last month, Argentina will be challenged to turn around their fortunes without some top players when they host Brazil on Nov. 12, followed by a trip to Colombia five days later. Messi hasn't pl...Full Story »

FIFA World Ranking: Belgium to take over No. 1 spot from Argentina

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2015 by ESPN233 hits

The ESPN FC panel give their opinions on whom they believe are favorites to win Euro 2016 in France. Belgium will take over the No. 1 spot in the FIFA World Ranking in November following a 3-1 home win versus Israel on Tuesday. The Belgians were third in the most recent ranking published at the start of the month, but with Germany losing in Republic of Ireland and current No. 1 Argentina losin...Full Story »

Aguero out for at least a month as Argentina confirm grade two tear

Posted Saturday, October 10, 2015 by Goal.com50 hits

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will miss the Manchester derby on October 25 after Argentina confirmed he has suffered a grade two hamstring injury. Aguero was stretchered off during the first half of Argentina’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to Ecuador on Thursday night, and told reporters after undergoing scans on Friday that he fears he will miss a month of action. But a mon...Full Story »

Argentina vs Ecuador - Sergio Aguero not feeling the pressure in Lionel Messi's absence

Posted Friday, October 09, 2015 by PA60 hits

Argentina forward Sergio Aguero claims he feels no added pressure to wear the number 10 jersey of injured superstar and captain Lionel Messi when the national team takes on Ecuador on Friday. The Manchester City player believes that for a very good reason. He is two goals away from joining Diego Maradona at the top of Argentina's all-time goalscoring charts. Aguero, 27, is red hot, too, havin...Full Story »

Everton launch double bid for Inter star Shaqiri and Argentina defender Miro

Posted Saturday, August 08, 2015 by Express.co.uk184 hits

EVERTON have launched a double bid to sign Swiss star Xherdan Shaqiri and Argentina defender Ramiro Funes Miro. Manager Roberto Martinez is seeking to recruit Shaqiri on loan, with a view to a permanent deal, with the Inter Milan star having rejected Stoke City earlier this summer. Shaqiri, 23, can leave Inter despite only joining them in January and would solve Martinez’s search for a N...Full Story »

Manchester United inch towards signing Argentina keeper Sergio Romero

Posted Monday, July 20, 2015 by theguardian.com224 hits

· United need replacement for Victor Valdés and maybe David de Gea · Roma also target Romero who spent last season on loan at Monaco Sampdoria's Sergio Romero spent last season on loan at Monaco and impressed as the Argentina No1 at the 2014 World Cup. Manchester United are inching towards signing Sergio Romero as Louis van Gaal seeks a replacement for Victor Valdés, the Sp...Full Story »

Matias Messi defends brother Leo from Argentina critics on Twitter

Posted Saturday, July 18, 2015 by 101 GREAT GOALS221 hits

Matias Messi has launched a defence of his more famous brother Leo on Twitter, in reaction to the critics the four-time Ballon D’Or has received back in his native Argentina. Every time Messi leaves Barcelona to represent Argentina, he carries the hopes of the nation on his shoulders – not to mention the constant comparisons to Diego Maradona – and that heavy burden clearly ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi: Copa America defeat is just his latest blow with Argentina

Posted Monday, July 06, 2015 by skysports.com223 hits

Messi has tasted defeat in two major finals in the last 12 months After his latest disappointment with Argentina, we look at Lionel Messi's tournament history... Argentina's 22-year wait for Copa America glory goes on after penalty shoot-out defeat to Chile on Saturday evening. For Lionel Messi, it must feel interminable. The Barcelona superstar has now played in three Copa America disappoint...Full Story »

Chile 0-0 Argentina (4-1 pens): Hosts claim first Copa America title with shoot-out win

Posted Sunday, July 05, 2015 by skysports.com292 hits

Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the winning penalty for Chile at the Copa America Alexis Sanchez's chipped penalty gave Chile a 4-1 shoot-out victory over Argentina after a goalless draw in the Copa America final. Arsenal forward Sanchez scored the winning spot-kick with a brave 'Panenka' finish after Gonzalo Higuain and Ever Banega missed for Argentina. Arturo Vidal: Celebrates scori...Full Story »

Argentina 6 Paraguay 1: Man United heroes to meet Arsenal great in Copa America final

Posted Wednesday, July 01, 2015 by Dailystar.co.uk154 hits

TWO goals from Manchester United's Angel Di Maria helped Argentina romp to victory over Paraguay and book their place in the Copa America final. AT THE DOUBLE: Di Maria netted twice for Argentina Argentina now face Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez's Chile in the show-piece finale, after they put their opponents to the sword in a stunning second half display. United defender Marcos Rojo put them ah...Full Story »

Argentina beat Colombia on penalties to reach Copa America semifinal

Posted Saturday, June 27, 2015 by ESPN124 hits

Lionel Messi and Argentina will play Brazil or Paraguay in the semifinals After missing two earlier chances to seal victory, Argentina finally prevailed 5-4 in a penalty shootout vs. Colombia to claim a Copa America semifinal spot. Carlos Tevez was the Argentina hero, on the day it was announced he is returning to Boca Juniors, as his spot-kick beat David Ospina after Colombia's Jeison Murillo...Full Story »

Man United’s Marcos Rojo got a bit excited after Argentina training today

Posted Saturday, June 20, 2015 by 101 GREAT GOALS193 hits

Following a positive debut season at Manchester United, Marcos Rojo is currently on international duty with Argentina at the Copa America, where he’s played both games so far. Rojo is gradually making the left-back position his own in the Argentina set-up, showing his flexibility and ability to adapt from his preferred central position at club level. Rojo put in a tough training session ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi: Argentina DESERVE to win the Copa America

Posted Saturday, June 20, 2015 by Dailystar.co.uk262 hits

LIONEL MESSI claims Argentina DESERVE to win the Copa America. The Barcelona star suffered heartbreak with his national team against Germany in the World Cup final in Rio last summer. But Messi is desperate to make up for the pain of that defeat by leading his country to glory at the Copa America. Messi, who also lost the 2007 Copa final to Brazil, will earn his 100th cap in a Group B clash w...Full Story »

Argentina U17 player Thomas Conechny falls 10ft out of window while playing FIFA

Posted Saturday, April 04, 2015 by 101 GREAT GOALS102 hits

Playing video games with friends, especially of the sporting kind, can often be fraught and intense affairs, with the console equipment offering suffering serious, irreparable damage in the aftermath.Playstation controllers, and indeed the consoles themselves themselves, have been known to go flying out windows (don’t try this at home kids) following what the loser perceives to have been...Full Story »

PAIR LOOKED SURPRISINGLY PALLY BEFORE ARGENTINA-PORTUGAL MATCH - Ronaldo and Messi let bygones be bygones

Posted Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Marca.com223 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi showed that their relationship isn't as sour as many people believe by greeting each other warmly in the tunnel before Tuesday's friendly encounter.Full Story »

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