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Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli remains confident of World Cup qualification

Posted Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by PA77 hits

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli insists his team must keep the faith with their World Cup hopes in the balance.The two-time world champions and 2014 runners-up face missing out on the tournament for the first time since 1970 ahead of their final qualifying game in Ecuador. Argentina currently sit sixth in the 10-team South American section, with only the top four countries qualifying for Russia ...Full Story »

Argentina World Cup failure would force retailer to refund hundreds of TV sets

Posted Saturday, October 07, 2017 by Marca.com87 hits

. In August, television company Noblex ran a promotion guaranteeing anyone who bought a 50 inch 4K television between August 24 and August 31 a full refund if Argentina do not qualify for the World Cup. Before the game against Uruguay at the end of the sales period, all 300 televisions available in the promotion had been sold. Now, the company is preparing to provide refunds. It will be a tou...Full Story »

Lionel Messi's Argentina in danger of missing the World Cup after stalemate with Peru

Posted Saturday, October 07, 2017 by hits

Lionel Messi's Argentina face the possibility of not qualifying for Russia 2018 ARGENTINA are in peril of missing their first World Cup since 1970 after they were held to a 0-0 draw against Peru. Even a sell-out home crowd in Buenos Aires' La Bombonera was not enough to rally a side including Lionel Messi, who slipped further from the qualifying places. Coach Jorge Sampaoli said the team was ...Full Story »

Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay to make joint bid for 2030 World Cup

Posted Thursday, October 05, 2017 by Skysports.com77 hits

A Diego Maradona-inspired Argentina won the 1986 tournament in Mexico Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay plan to make a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup. The presidents of the three football federations held a joint press conference in Buenos Aires on Wednesday to announce the move. The bidding process is not due to open for several more years, but Wednesday's announcement coincided with a v...Full Story »

Argentina vs Peru - Argentina's World Cup hopes hang in balance

Posted Friday, October 06, 2017 by PA173 hits

Dario Benedetto could be handed his full debut on Friday when Argentina bid to rescue their World Cup qualifying campaign against Peru. The 27-year-old striker has been in top form for Boca Juniors, whose home stadium, La Bombonera, will provide a cauldron of noise in Buenos Aires after specifically being chosen as the venue. Jorge Sampaoli's side, who hope to snatch a top-four qualifying spot...Full Story »

Higuain omitted by Argentina again as Brazil recall Diego

Posted Saturday, September 16, 2017 by Goal.com61 hits

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has again been overlooked by Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli for next month's decisive final round of World Cup qualifiers. Higuain was axed for the recent draws against Uruguay and Venezuela which left Argentina fifth, clinging to an intercontinental play-off place. Despite the precarious position, Higuain's two goals in three Serie A appearances have not b...Full Story »

Lionel Messi returns for Argentina but can he save faltering World Cup qualification bid?

Posted Thursday, August 31, 2017 by Skysports.com144 hits

Lionel Messi has had ban overturned just in time for Argentina In danger of missing out on a World Cup finals for the first time since 1970, the return of Lionel Messi could not be more crucial for Argentina. Two wins from their last seven Qualifiers has seen the two-time World Cup winners - ranked third in the world by FIFA and on their third coach of the qualification process - leave themsel...Full Story »

Uruguay vs Argentina - Uruguay hoping to have Luis Suarez fit for crucial qualifier

Posted Friday, September 01, 2017 by PA84 hits

Luis Suarez faces a race to be fit for Uruguay's crunch World Cup qualifier against Argentina. The forward has missed Barcelona's opening two LaLiga games, against Real Betis and Alaves, with a knee injury. However, Suarez has been allowed to link up with his national side for the qualifying clashes against Argentina and Paraguay. Uruguay coach coach Oscar Tabarez said: "He is going to contin...Full Story »

Jorge Sampaoli succeeds Edgardo Bauza as Argentina manager

Posted Friday, June 02, 2017 by ESPN97 hits

Jorge Sampaoli has officially been named Argentina's new manager. The former Sevilla boss, who signed a five-year contract with the Albiceleste, was presented on Thursday evening at the Argentina Football Association (AFA) headquarters in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires. "This is a dream come true, one that I had desired for some time. I always admired this place," Sampaoli said at his unveiling. "I tha...Full Story »

Sevilla boss Sampaoli to be offered Argentina job, confirms AFA

Posted Friday, April 28, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com74 hits

Jorge Sampaoli is set to become Argentina head coach after Argentine Football Association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia confirmed the Sevilla boss will be offered the job. Speaking on Thursday, Tapia said Argentine coach Sampaoli is the only candidate to replace Edgardo Bauza, who was sacked in April, as the AFA prepares to enter negotiations with LaLiga side Sevilla. Former Chile and Copa A...Full Story »

Argentina federation confirms sacking of coach Edgardo Bauza

Posted Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by ESPN66 hits

Edgardo Bauza lost his job after eight games in charge of Argentina. The president of the Argentine Football Association officially announced the dismissal of Edgardo Bauza as national team coach on Monday night. "Bauza is no longer the coach of the national team," Claudio Tapia told reporters. The move had widely been expected following Argentina's defeat to Bolivia last month, and ESPN repo...Full Story »

Argentina Hero Diego Maradona To Sue Pro Evo 2017 Makers Konami

Posted Saturday, April 01, 2017 by thesportbible.com68 hits

Diego Maradona isn't happy - he's set to take legal action over Pro Evolution makers Konami. The Argentina legend hasn't taken kindly to the popular video game franchise using his likeness in the 2017 edition without his prior permission. The feature myClub mode includes a host of past great including the World Cup winning frontman. But he did not grant the Japanese makers of this hence the ...Full Story »

Paulo Dybala has the Messi trait Gonzalo Higuain lacks, says Argentina legend Diego Maradona

Posted Friday, March 31, 2017 by squawka.com136 hits

Diego Maradona has hailed Juventus forward Paulo Dybala and believes the 23-year-old is a 'phenomenon'. Dybala joined the Old Lady in 2015 from fellow Serie A side Palermo and proved to be a fantastic acquisition, after netting 19 league goals in his opening season. This campaign may not be as productive as last term on a personal note for Dybala – he has netted just eight goals in 22 ...Full Story »

Bolivia 2 - 0 Argentina: Argentina beaten in Bolivia with Lionel Messi missing through suspension

Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by PA128 hits

Juan Carlos Arce and Marcelo Martins were on target as Bolivia claimed a comfortable 2-0 victory to harm Argentina's hopes of World Cup qualification at Estadio Hernando Siles. The visitors, who went into the match on the back of a two-match winning run in the South America group, started without the suspended Lionel Messi after the Barcelona playmaker was banned for four international matche...Full Story »

Paulinho hat trick helps Brazil extend lead; Lionel Messi goal lifts Argentina

Posted Friday, March 24, 2017 by ESPN147 hits

Paulinho played the hero as Brazil took a commanding lead in the CONMEBOL table. A Paulinho brace helped Brazil to a 4-1 victory over Uruguay in a clash of the top two teams in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying on Thursday. Uruguay were awarded a penalty on nine minutes when Alisson took down Edinson Cavani after the PSG striker had beaten the Brazil keeper to a chested back-pass from left-back Ma...Full Story »

Argentina coach Bauza on Messi: Barcelona or Man City...?

Posted Saturday, February 25, 2017 by Tribalfootball.com87 hits

Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza is aware of Manchester City's interest in Lionel Messi. Bauza was recently in Barcelona to meet his Argentine players, including Messi. It has since emerged that the player's father and agent, Jorge, has arrived and left the city with no progress over new contract talks. The development has sparked fresh speculation that a move away could be on, with Pep Guardi...Full Story »

Lionel Messi happy at Barcelona but not Argentina - Cesar Luis Menotti

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by ESPN127 hits

Lionel Messi and his teammates announced they will no longer speak with the press going forward following their win over Colombia. Lionel Messi is happy at Barcelona but not in Argentina, former Barcelona coach and fellow Argentinean Cesar Luis Menotti said on Monday. Menotti, 78, blamed the environment which surrounds football in Argentina for the reason fans see a different Messi for Barcelo...Full Story »

Messi, Argentina rebound to beat Colombia

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by ESPN144 hits

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring from a free kick to give Argentina the lead against Colombia in a WC qualifier. Lionel Messi and Argentina rebounded from last Thursday's 3-0 loss to Brazil, beating Colombia by the same scoreline to get their CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying campaign back on track. Messi opened the scoring for La Albiceleste in the 10th minute with a bending free kick that l...Full Story »

Argentina vs Colombia - Argentina coach still confident about World Cup qualification despite struggles

Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by PA34 hits

Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza has dismissed fears they will fail to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Thursday's 3-0 defeat to Brazil has left Argentina sixth in South America qualification ahead of their home clash with Colombia on Tuesday. Bauza's side have won only four of their 11 matches and defeat in San Juan would put a dent in their hopes of booking one of the four automatic qualifying...Full Story »

Neymar-inspired Brazil crush Argentina

Posted Friday, November 11, 2016 by ESPN124 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 »

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