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Messi: Higuain is one of the best strikers and he must be in Argentina squad

Posted Thursday, December 07, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com51 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.uk64 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 ESPN76 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.com84 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.uk72 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 ESPN33 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.com63 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 PA37 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.com41 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.uk43 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.uk130 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 »

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli remains confident of World Cup qualification

Posted Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by PA44 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.com65 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 Express.co.uk133 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.com37 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 PA62 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.com41 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.com123 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 PA36 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 ESPN72 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 »

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