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

Posted Saturday, September 15, 2018 by ESPN72 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 PA57 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.com51 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.uk56 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.com75 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.com81 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.com66 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 ESPN76 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.com124 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.com125 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.com94 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 »

Diego Maradona celebrates Argentina's World Cup win with offensive gesture

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Skysports.com156 hits

Maradona made two middle-finger gestures after Marcos Rojo's late winner Diego Maradona was caught celebrating Argentina's late winner against Nigeria at the World Cup with a offensive gesture on Tuesday. As television cameras swung his way, seconds after Marcos Rojo's winning goal, Maradona thrust middle-finger gestures with both hands. Swinging his arms back and forth, he also appeared to sh...Full Story »

Lionel Messi reacts to tense Argentina win to secure World Cup showdown with France

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk131 hits

Jorge Sampaoli's side were made to work hard for their victory over Nigeria. Lionel Messi opened the scoring but Victor Moses netted a VAR-awarded penalty to equalise. And it wasn't until the 85th minute that Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo popped up with a winner. Messi was delighted his side progressed. The Barcelona star said: "We were confident that we would win this game. "It's ...Full Story »

‘Huge relief’ for Lionel Messi as Argentina advance

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PA55 hits

Lionel Messi expressed his “huge relief” at seeing Argentina advance to the World Cup’s last 16 thanks to Marcos Rojo’s late winner against Nigeria.The two-time champions were less than five minutes away from elimination when Manchester United defender Rojo became their unlikely saviour, volleying home Gabriel Mercado’s cross to seal a 2-1 success.Having drawn with ...Full Story »

Marcos Rojo hits late winner as Argentina reach last 16 with win over Nigeria

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PA46 hits

Marcos Rojo was Argentina’s unlikely saviour as the South Americans beat Nigeria 2-1 to advance to the last 16 of the World Cup.The Manchester United defender volleyed home Gabriel Mercardo’s right-wing cross four minutes from time to book a knock-out clash against France.Nigeria had been on the verge of progressing instead after Victor Moses’ penalty early in the second half h...Full Story »

Nigeria 1 Argentina 2: Late Rojo stunner saves Messi's men

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Goal.com130 hits

Lionel Messi's Argentina will be in the World Cup's knockout rounds, but it was Marcos Rojo who was the unlikeliest of heroes. Marcos Rojo was Argentina's unlikely hero as his stunning late winner secured a 2-1 defeat of Nigeria that keeps Lionel Messi's side in the World Cup. The Super Eagles were heading through to the last 16 at Argentina's expense with four minutes to go of the final Gro...Full Story »

Nigeria(N) vs Argentina - Significance of Nigeria match not lost on Argentina boss

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by PA175 hits

Under pressure Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli admits his side face a “momentous” must-win clash with Nigeria.Argentina know only a victory will do if they are to avoid a humiliating exit from the group stages.They currently lie bottom of Group D with a solitary point to their name following a draw with Iceland and the embarrassing 3-0 defeat to Croatia.Yet Sampaoli remains convinced h...Full Story »

Nigeria 2 Iceland 0: Musa brace boosts Super Eagles & Argentina

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by Goal.com97 hits

Argentina can still qualify for the last 16 by beating Nigeria after the Super Eagles earned a 2-0 win over Iceland in Group D. Ahmed Musa struck both goals as Nigeria boosted their World Cup qualification hopes with a 2-0 defeat of Iceland, a result that is also good news for Argentina. Lionel Messi's team were pushed to the brink of an early exit after a stunning 3-0 loss to Croatia on Thu...Full Story »

Neymar: Brazil star 'calls' Lionel Messi amid World Cup nightmare with Argentina

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk98 hits

NEYMAR has 'called' Lionel Messi after Argentina's World Cup defeat against Croatia last night. That's according to reports in Spain that say the Brazilian forward has leant his ear to his former Barcelona team-mate. Messi was unable to have an impact for Argentina last night as they were stunned by Croatia and lost 3-0. Goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic have left the South ...Full Story »

What Lionel Messi did after missing penalty in Argentina's 1-1 World Cup draw

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk112 hits

The Barcelona forward missed a penalty in Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland in their opening World Cup group game. Huge expectation is being placed on the 30-year-old to decorate his brilliant career with an international title. After his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s heroics the night before, the pressure was on Messi to deliver in his team's first game on Saturday. Argentina were be...Full Story »

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