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Icardi, Martinez left off Argentina's WC squad

Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by ESPN44 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 ESPN37 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.com99 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 PA83 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.com68 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 PA45 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 ESPN76 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.com46 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.uk69 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.com77 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.uk95 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 »

Maradona offers to return as Argentina boss in response to Nigeria loss

Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 by ESPN95 hits

Diego Maradona stated his desire to have another coaching opportunity with the Argentina national team, after Tuesday's 4-2 defeat in a friendly against Nigeria. Nigeria fought back from two goals down in the match staged in Krasnodar, while Jorge Sampaoli's side were without Lionel Messi for their second of two matches in Russia. Maradona, a former Argentina captain and manager, published a...Full Story »

Aguero taken to hospital after fainting during Argentina game

Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Marca.com102 hits

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero collapsed in the dressing room at halftime before they lost 4-2 to fellow World Cup qualifiers Nigeria after taking a two-goal lead in a friendly in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday. The Argentine Football Association (AFA) said in a statement that Aguero, who scored in the first half, was taken away for routine examinations but added: "The player is well". His Pr...Full Story »

Argentina 2 Nigeria 4: Arsenal star Alex Iwobi nets brilliant brace to spare goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi's blushes

Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Thesun.co.uk95 hits

ARSENAL star Alex Iwobi bailed out goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi as Nigeria toyed with a Lionel Messi-less Argentina to win 4-2 at the Krasnodar Stadium. The shot-stopper bizarrely picked up the ball outside the box with Sergio Aguero closing him down on the edge of the penalty area. Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi was at fault for the first goal scored by Argentina Midfielder Ever Banega scored...Full Story »

Russia 0 - 1 Argentina: Sergio Aguero goal sees Argentina to victory in Russia friendly

Posted Sunday, November 12, 2017 by ESPN51 hits

Sergio Aguero left it late to fire Argentina to a 1-0 international friendly victory over future World Cup hosts Russia in Moscow. Jorge Sampaoli's Argentina, boasting a number of world-class players including Manchester City striker Aguero, Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria, were restrained by Russia and their goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev for 85 minutes. ...Full Story »

ISIS World Cup threat concerns Argentina

Posted Friday, October 27, 2017 by Marca.com73 hits

Claudio Tapia, the president of the Argentine FA, is worried about the threat made to the South American nation's football team, ahead of the 2018 World Cup. A group associated with ISIS recently threatened to cause trouble at the tournament, while a frightening image of Lionel Messi bleeding from one eye and wearing a prison outfit was also published. Given that La Albiceleste are travelli...Full Story »

Juventus vs Lazio - Allegri thinks Gonzalo Higuain needs to step up for Argentina

Posted Saturday, October 14, 2017 by PA50 hits

Argentina may have sneaked over the line to reach next year's World Cup but Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri believes his striker Gonzalo Higuain faces a race against time to join them there. On Tuesday a Lionel Messi hat-trick in Ecuador saw Higuain's countrymen snatch automatic qualification to Russia 2018. Higuain was overlooked by head coach Jorge Sampaoli, perhaps as a consequence of a ...Full Story »

Franchu could decide to play for Spain instead of Argentina

Posted Friday, October 13, 2017 by Marca.com52 hits

Claudio Tapia, the president of the Argentine FA, has revealed that Real Madrid youth teamer Franchu Feuillassier is more likely to play international football for Spain than for Argentina. The 19-year-old was born in Argentina, but joined Los Blancos' youth ranks since 2009 and then returned to Real Madrid last year after four years with Rayo Vallecano. Having spent so much of his youth i...Full Story »

Lionel Messi sends Argentina to World Cup with a stunning hat-trick – and the memes keep coming for dancing superstar

Posted Thursday, October 12, 2017 by Thesun.co.uk59 hits

LIONEL MESSI danced with delight after single-handedly dragging Argentina to the World Cup with another stunning hat-trick. And afterwards he insisted it would have been a travesty if they had not qualified. Lionel Messi celebrates after his heroics saved Argentina People have been queuing up to lavish praise on one of the all-time greats for his performance against Ecuador. Two-time winners...Full Story »

Updates from South America as Messi's Argentina look to qualify

Posted Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by Dailystar.co.uk155 hits

Lionel Messi and Argentina are in real danger of not qualifying for next year's World Cup LIVE SCORES AND UPDATES: Brazil vs Chile: 2-0 Ecuador vs Argentina: 1-3 Paraguay vs Venezuela: 0-1 Peru vs Colombia: 1-1 Uruguay vs Bolivia: 4-2 Tonight sees the final round of fixtures in this year's CONMEBOL qualifying. Brazil are the only South American side to have booked their p...Full Story »

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