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Lionel Messi denies deception over Argentina retirement

Posted Saturday, September 03, 2016 by Skysports.com106 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 ESPN197 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.com49 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.com117 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.com89 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.com104 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.com75 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.com117 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.com104 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.com292 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.com212 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 »

Lionel Messi hails Argentina for reaching three straight major finals

Posted Thursday, June 23, 2016 by ESPN95 hits

HOUSTON - Argentina superstar Lionel Messi hailed his team's feat of reaching the Copa America Centenario final as having plenty of merit. Argentina defeated the United States 4-0 on Tuesday night at NRG Stadium, and now will play in a final for the third straight year, after contesting and losing both the 2014 World Cup final against Germany and the 2015 Copa America final versus Chile. The...Full Story »

United States 0-4 Argentina: Messi leads Argentina to Copa final

Posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by Goal.com87 hits

Argentina advanced to the Copa America final for the second consecutive year thanks a comfortable 4-0 win over the United States as captain Lionel Messi became the nation's all-time leading goal scorer on Tuesday. Runner-up to Chile last year, 14-time South American champion Argentina reached the decider of the centenary tournament on a night that Messi made more history with his record-breakin...Full Story »

For Argentina, Copa America semifinal vs. USA a means to an end

Posted Tuesday, June 21, 2016 by SI.com150 hits

HOUSTON — Whether he was being nice or being honest might have been up for debate, but Argentina coach Tata Martino at least looked serious when asked about the U.S. team he'll meet in Tuesday's Copa América semifinal (9 p.m. ET; FS1, Univision). "I'm rather concerned," Martino said, "by the U.S. of the first half against Ecuador." If you recall the U.S.'s first-half performance aga...Full Story »

Argentina 4-1 Venezuela: Magical Messi leads charge

Posted Sunday, June 19, 2016 by Goal.com123 hits

A Gonzalo Higuain brace and a masterful display from Lionel Messi - who created some more history with a goal of his own - helped Argentina into the Copa America Centenario semifinals after a 4-1 win over Venezuela. Messi equaled Gabriel Batistuta's 54-goal record for Argentina, joining the Fiorentina great as their country's equal top goalscorers when he turned home the third goal to seal hi...Full Story »

Copa America: Lionel Messi hat-trick powers Argentina into knock-outs

Posted Sunday, June 12, 2016 by Asianage.com67 hits

One, two and finally three — contained quite neatly in a span of 19 minutes. A dazzling display for Lionel Messi on a warm Friday night. Once Argentina put the monster in the game, it was all over for Panama.Messi scored three second-half goals in his return from a back injury, and Argentina clinched a spot in the knockout round of the Copa America Centenario with a 5-0 victory over an ...Full Story »

Argentina 5-0 Panama: Masterful Messi scores second-half hat trick

Posted Saturday, June 11, 2016 by Goal.com140 hits

Lionel Messi scored a breathtaking second-half hat trick upon his return as Argentina qualified for the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals courtesy of a 5-0 demolition of 10-man Panama in Group D on Friday. Despite being deemed fit to play by coach Gerardo Martino, Messi was named among the substitutes in Chicago, but the captain came off the bench and took the game by storm to seal Argentin...Full Story »

Lionel Messi left out of Argentina starting XI against Panama

Posted Saturday, June 11, 2016 by ESPN94 hits

Lionel Messi was not included in Argentina's starting XI for their group stage game against Panama on Friday as he recovers from a back injury. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner took a knee to his torso in a May 27 friendly against Honduras and was in a race to be fit for his country's opener against defending champion Chile on Monday. The 28-year-old forward was listed among the substitutes ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi to return from injury for Argentina against Panama

Posted Friday, June 10, 2016 by skysports.com110 hits

Lionel Messi will return for Argentina in their Copa America Centenario clash against Panama, coach Gerardo Martino confirmed on Thursday. Speaking to reporters at Soldier Field ahead of Friday's Group D game, Martino said Messi had been cleared to play after recovering from a back injury. "Leo trained with the group normally. There is nothing unusual, and he will play tomorrow," Martino sai...Full Story »

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