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Argentina vs Mexico - Lionel Scaloni confident Lionel Messi will represent Argentina again

Posted Friday, November 16, 2018 by PA18 hits

Lionel Messi will play for Argentina again, according to interim coach Lionel Scaloni.The Barcelona forward’s continued absence dominated the build-up to Saturday’s friendly with Mexico.The 31-year-old has not played for Argentina since the World Cup, but there is a clamour for him to return in time for next summer’s Copa America.Scaloni told a media conference: “I did no...Full Story »

Argentina ready to take on whole world – Scaloni upbeat despite defeat to Brazil

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by PA35 hits

Argentina’s caretaker Lionel Scaloni insisted his team showed they are ready to “take on the whole world” despite their disappointing late defeat by rivals Brazil.The Selecao lifted the lightly-regarded Super Clasico trophy after Miranda’s header in second-half stoppage time secured a 1-0 victory in the four-team friendly tournament in Saudi Arabia.However after replacing...Full Story »

Brazil 1 - 0 Argentina: Miranda claims last gasp win for Brazil

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by PA37 hits

Brazil secured a last-gasp victory over South American rivals Argentina when Miranda headed an injury-time goal to win the Super Clasico friendly tournament in Saudi Arabia.An otherwise unremarkable contest, in which Argentina were without Lionel Messi, and Neymar and Philippe Coutinho were among those to disappoint for Brazil, was finally settled when the central defender was left unmarked to h...Full Story »

Neymar and Brazil team-mates ride dune buggies in Saudi Arabia desert ahead of Argentina friendly

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk71 hits

BRAZIL stars have been making the most of their time in Saudi Arabia by riding dune buggies across the desert. Neymar and his team-mates have been enjoying some adrenaline-fuelled fun ahead of tomorrow's friendly against Argentina. Neymar was riding the dune buggy alongside team-mate Marquinhos The Paris Saint-Germain forward jumped in a buggy with Marquinhos and they were joined by Renato Au...Full Story »

Neymar pleased Brazil will not face Messi in Argentina clash

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com71 hits

Lionel Messi has not featured for Argentina since the World Cup and Neymar is pleased Brazil will not have to deal with him on Tuesday. Neymar is pleased Brazil will not have to go up against Lionel Messi when they take on Argentina in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. Messi was not included in Lionel Scaloni's squad for the second successive set of internationals as speculation over his Argentina fu...Full Story »

‘Brazil v Argentina is never a friendly’ – rivals set for Saudi Arabia clash

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by PA33 hits

Brazil and Argentina take their rivalry to Saudi Arabia this week, with both managers insisting Tuesday’s clash is a friendly in name only.The South American rivals are both continuing their post-World Cup rebuilding in an exhibition tournament in the Middle East.Argentina endured a troubled summer in Russia, with rumours of dressing room unrest and poor performances culminating in a last-...Full Story »

Argentina see off Iraq with dominant performance

Posted Friday, October 12, 2018 by PA29 hits

Argentina continued their recovery from a disappointing World Cup campaign with a convincing 4-0 friendly victory over Iraq in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Caretaker head coach Lionel Scaloni had already led them to a friendly victory over Guatemala and draw with Colombia, and in the friendly Super Clasico tournament that also involves Saudi Arabia and long-term rivals Brazil,  he oversaw anot...Full Story »

Iraq vs Argentina - Argentina prepare to face Iraq without host of first-choice names

Posted Thursday, October 11, 2018 by PA67 hits

Argentina enter their friendly tournament in Saudi Arabia minus their biggest stars with interim coach Lionel Scaloni continuing to look outside his established names.Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Angel Di Maria remain in Europe with their clubs, while Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi is considering his international future following the team’s dismal performance at the World Cup earl...Full Story »

Scaloni has not discussed Argentina future with Messi

Posted Tuesday, October 02, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com66 hits

Argentina's interim coach Lionel Scaloni says he does not know when - or if - Lionel Messi will return to international duty. Lionel Messi's international future remains unclear after Argentina's interim coach Lionel Scaloni said he has not spoken to the Barcelona star about when he will return to the squad. Messi, who captained Argentina at the World Cup, is yet to comment on when he may be...Full Story »

Lionel Messi sobbed uncontrollably after Argentina Copa America Centenario loss, says strength coach

Posted Saturday, September 15, 2018 by ESPN103 hits

One of Lionel Messi's most difficult moments with the Argentina national team was following the loss to Chile in the final of the Copa America Centenario in 2016, according to Elvio Paolorosso, who was the team's strength coach under Gerardo Martino. After losing the World Cup final in 2014 to Germany and also missing out on the Copa America in 2015, Paolorosso said that Messi crumbled after ...Full Story »

Colombia vs Argentina - Colombia clash will be learning curve for Argentina’s young players

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by PA92 hits

Interim Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has played down the lack of experience in his squad to face Colombia, insisting the friendly in New Jersey will be a good learning curve for the young players.Scaloni, in charge after Jorge Sampaoli stepped down following a disappointing World Cup campaign in Russia this summer, has included a host of new faces in his squad.River Plate playmaker Gonzalo Mar...Full Story »

Lionel Messi has a huge decision to make about his Argentina future

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018 by givemesport.com83 hits

It seems only moments have passed since Nestor Pitana blew the final whistle in Luzhniki Stadium; only a blink of an eye since Vladimir Putin sheltered under his brolly as Emmanuel Macron got soaked and Hugo Lloris thrust the Jules Rimet trophy into the Moscow night sky. But already the first post-World Cup friendlies are upon us. And that means the start of a new four-year cycle and, for man...Full Story »

Lionel Messi: Argentina team-mates speak out against Barcelona star’s possible retirement

Posted Saturday, September 08, 2018 by Express.co.uk86 hits

Lionel Messi: Argentina will try and coax the Barcelona player back to the international scene (Image: GETTY) LIONEL MESSI could snub international retirement if the ‘project’ at Argentina appeals. That is according to Argentina’s interim coach Lionel Scaloni, who is in charge until a new boss can be properly installed. Messi has opted to spend time away from the Argentina n...Full Story »

Lionel Messi's Argentina career in doubt after interim coach Lionel Scaloni omission

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Skysports.com104 hits

Lionel Messi's international future is unclear Argentina's interim coach Lionel Scaloni refused to be drawn on Lionel Messi's international future. Scaloni has left the five-time world player of the year out of his squad for upcoming friendly fixtures next month. Reports in Barcelona initially suggested Messi had asked to be excused from international duties for Argentina's four remaining fri...Full Story »

Messi temporarily steps down from the Argentina national team

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Marca.com107 hits

Argentina's disastrous World Cup has forced Lionel Messi into a rethink and he has reportedly decided he'll not play for the Albiceleste again in 2018. With Lionel Scaloni in caretaker charge, it remains to be seen who'll be the next permanent Argentina coach and now it also remains to be seen when or if Messi will be back. According to TNT Sports, the No.10 will not go the United States for...Full Story »

Argentina appoint Scaloni as caretaker boss

Posted Friday, August 03, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com80 hits

If Lionel Messi continues his international career in Argentina's friendlies next month, he will do so under interim boss Lionel Scaloni. Lionel Scaloni has been named as caretaker head coach of Argentina. The Argentinian Football Association (AFA) confirmed the 40-year-old's appointment in a brief statement on Thursday. Scaloni, who is Argentina's Under-20 boss and will be accompanied by h...Full Story »

Argentina's Nestor Pitana to referee World Cup final

Posted Friday, July 13, 2018 by ESPN99 hits

FIFA has selected Nestor Pitana to referee the World Cup final between France and Croatia on Sunday. The Argentine referee will blow the final whistle at Luzhniki Stadium on a tournament he began there by handling the opening game, when Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0. It will be the fifth game at this World Cup for Pitana, and his second working with each of France and Croatia. Pitana handled F...Full Story »

Maradona would coach Argentina for free

Posted Wednesday, July 04, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com143 hits

Former Argentina head coach Diego Maradona said he would return to the national team for free and also backed Brazil to win the World Cup. Diego Maradona would return to coach Argentina for free after being left hurt by their World Cup elimination. The 57-year-old great was in the stands as Jorge Sampaoli's side slipped to a 4-3 defeat against France in the round of 16 and said his energetic...Full Story »

Aguero ignores Argentina coach Sampaoli in thank you message

Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com140 hits

Sergio Aguero has omitted the Argentina management staff from a thank you message posted on Instagram on Monday Jorge Sampaoli and his Argentina coaching staff were noticeable omissions from a thank you message posted by Sergio Aguero on Instagram. Argentina crashed out of Russia 2018 courtesy of a 4-3 last-16 defeat to France on Saturday to compound a poor tournament that saw them scrape in...Full Story »

France 4 Argentina 3: Mbappe turns on the style to dump out Messi's men

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2018 by Goal.com108 hits

Kylian Mbappe upstaged Lionel Messi as France recorded a 4-3 win over Argentina in a topsy-turvy last-16 clash to open the knockout stages at the World Cup. Teenager Mbappe was in devastating form in the heavyweight clash, scoring two second-half goals to bring Argentina's Russia 2018 campaign to an end in Kazan. The Paris Saint-Germain forward's surging 70-yard burst also led to the opening...Full Story »

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