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Di Maria fumes at Argentina snub: Messi shouldn't be there either

Posted Friday, September 25, 2020 by Marca.com23 hits

Ahead of the upcoming international break, Angel Di Maria has been left furious at his absence from Lionel Scaloni's Argentina squad. The news came on an already bad day for the former Manchester United forward, after he was handed a four-match domestic suspension in France after being found guilty of spitting at Alvaro during the ill-tempered clash between Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain e...Full Story »

'I work my ass off at PSG!' - Di Maria hits out after missing Argentina call-up

Posted Thursday, September 24, 2020 by Goal.com30 hits

The 32-year-old attacker believes he's still in top form and his advancing age shouldn't see him excluded from the national teamParis Saint-Germain star Angel Di Maria has hit out at Argentina's decision not to call him up for upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Manager Lionel Scaloni named his squad earlier this week for games against Ecuador and Bolivia next month with Di Maria the most high-pr...Full Story »

Argentina's president sends Messi message as he pleads for Newell's reunion

Posted Monday, August 31, 2020 by Goal.com47 hits

Argentina's president Alberto Fernandez has called on Lionel Messi to return to his homeland and end his career with Newell's Old Boys. Messi's future has dominated headlines over the past week after he handed in a shock transfer request at Barcelona. Any Camp Nou exit is now shrouded in controversy with La Liga recently declaring the Argentine attacker isn't allowed to leave the club for ...Full Story »

Dybala: I told Cristiano Ronaldo that he is hated in Argentina

Posted Thursday, April 02, 2020 by Marca.com96 hits

Paulo Dybala has admitted that Cristiano Ronaldo isn't very popular in Argentina - and he knows it. The pair have struck up a close relationship during their two seasons together at Juventus, with Dybala now having played with both Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. "I said to him: Cristiano, in Argentina, we hate you a bit because of your figure, because of how you are, of how you walk," Dybala said...Full Story »

Diego Maradona tells full truth behind ‘Hand of God’ and disgust among Argentina team

Posted Saturday, January 11, 2020 by Dailystar.co.uk87 hits

Those at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City back in 1986 saw Argentina's Diego Maradona score his "Hand of God" goal past England goalkeeper Peter Shilton Diego Maradona has admitted his Argentina team-mates were left as sick to the stomach as England’s players after his ‘Hand of God’ goal at the 1986 World Cup. The No10’s infamous punch past Peter Shilton is still one o...Full Story »

Uruguay pay the penalty as Lionel Messi salvages draw for Argentina

Posted Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by PA70 hits

Lionel Messi converted an added-time penalty as Argentina salvaged a 2-2 draw against their South American rivals Uruguay in a friendly in Tel Aviv.Three days after marking his return from a three-month international ban by scoring the winner against Brazil, Messi once again underscored his value to his country.He floated a precise 63rd-minute free-kick from which Sergio Aguero headed home to ca...Full Story »

Barcelona sporting director Eric Aidal confirms club’s interest in Argentina star

Posted Monday, November 18, 2019 by Foxsports.com83 hits

The search for Luis Suarez’s replacement at Barcelona is underway. The Blaugrana are reportedly keen on several players, including one Argentina international. And now, the club’s sporting director, Eric Abidal, has confirmed their interest in the attacker. Barcelona sporting director praised Inter Milan striker and reported club target, Lautaro Martinez. Abidal claimed that the ...Full Story »

Argentina vs Uruguay - Aguero to start alongside Messi as Argentina face Uruguay

Posted Monday, November 18, 2019 by PA80 hits

Sergio Aguero will start alongside Lionel Messi as Argentina face Uruguay in a friendly in Tel Aviv on Monday.The Manchester City striker will return to the Albiceleste side as manager Lionel Scaloni gets his final look at his team before the start of World Cup qualifying next year.Aguero, who sat out Friday’s victory over Brazil in Saudi Arabia, and Barcelona playmaker Messi are the only ...Full Story »

'WHAT WAS THAT?' Fans beg Gabriel Jesus to stop taking penalties as he misses by yards vs Argentina… just nine days after Man City fail

Posted Sunday, November 17, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk105 hits

The Brazilian forward, 22, confidently stepped up to the spot during Friday's friendly in Saudi Arabia. Gabriel Jesus missed yet another awful penalty, this time for Brazil Credit: EPA But he conspired to miss - badly - sending the ball trundling miles wide. His scuff was compounded when Argentina were awarded a penalty just minutes later, with Lionel Messi missing his effort, only to tap in ...Full Story »

Messi ends seven-year goal drought against Brazil on Argentina return

Posted Saturday, November 16, 2019 by Goal.com86 hits

Lionel Messi's winning goal against Brazil in an international friendly on Friday marked his first against Argentina's fiercest rivals in seven years. The Barcelona superstar returned to Argentina's starting line up after serving a three-month suspension for criticising CONMEBOL during this summer's Copa America. Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus squandered a golden chance to give Brazil...Full Story »

Lionel Messi praises team effort after his goal settles Argentina v Brazil

Posted Saturday, November 16, 2019 by PA49 hits

Lionel Messi praised Argentina’s work ethic after scoring the winner on his return to international football as Brazil were beaten 1-0 in Riyadh.The 32-year-old was banned for three months by CONMEBOL after criticising the South American governing body during this summer’s Copa America, both after a semi-final loss to Brazil and a third-place play-off win over Chile in which he was s...Full Story »

Lionel Messi makes his mark on international return as Argentina beat Brazil

Posted Saturday, November 16, 2019 by PA65 hits

Lionel Messi made a successful return to international football as Argentina gained a measure of revenge on Brazil for this summer’s Copa America semi-final defeat with a 1-0 win in Riyadh.The 32-year-old was banned for three months by CONMEBOL after criticising the South American governing body, both after the semi-final loss and a third-place play-off win over Chile in which he was sent ...Full Story »

Brazil(N) vs Argentina - Jesus looking to get better of Man City team-mates

Posted Thursday, November 14, 2019 by PA69 hits

Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus is determined to get one over on Manchester City team-mates Nicolas Otamendi and Sergio Aguero when they tackle Argentina in Saudi Arabia. The South American giants meet at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh on Friday to renew their fierce rivalry following a 2-0 victory for Brazil in the Copa America semi-finals. However, since lifting the trophy on home...Full Story »

Germany fans tease Argentina with tifo resembling Gotze's World Cup winner

Posted Thursday, October 10, 2019 by Marca.com77 hits

Germany hosted Argentina at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday and their fans produced a tifo to tease their rivals. The choreography illustrated Mario Gotze's goal, which led to their national team's win in the 2014 World Cup final against the Albiceleste in Brazil. Although Germany won that game at the Maracana 1-0 in extra time, they didn't manage to do the same in Dortmund as their friendly ...Full Story »

Depleted Germany call up three players for friendly against Argentina

Posted Tuesday, October 08, 2019 by PA67 hits

Depleted Germany have called up three players for their friendly against Argentina on Wednesday night.With 10 players, including Toni Kroos and Leroy Sane, missing through injury, boss Joachim Low has drafted in Schalke’s Suat Serdar and Sebastian Rudy, and Robin Koch of Freiburg.“That hurts us, of course,” Low said in Bild. “These are not good conditions. ...Full Story »

Messi made Argentina team cry with Copa America speech - Di Maria

Posted Friday, October 04, 2019 by Goal.com91 hits

The Paris Saint-Germain forward has praised the way his international team-mate led the national side despite their failure to win lift the trophy Angel Di Maria has revealed that a speech by Lionel Messi after Argentina’s defeat by Brazil at the Copa America this summer left “everyone in tears”. The Albiceleste were beaten 2-0 by the tournament hosts in the semi-final in B...Full Story »

Scaloni rejects criticism of Argentina

Posted Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by PA45 hits

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has defended his country’s recent record ahead of their friendly with Mexico.Argentina have reached three finals of major tournaments in the last five years – the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 and 2016 Copa America – but lost them all.That led to a Mexican journalist questioning Argentina’s desire, which saw Scaloni bite.He said at his press c...Full Story »

Chile and Argentina play out a goalless draw in Los Angeles

Posted Friday, September 06, 2019 by PA95 hits

Chile drew 0-0 with an Argentina side missing Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero in a fractious friendly at the Los Angeles Coliseum which produced 10 yellow cards.On paper it was a repeat of July’s Copa America third-place play-off, a game in which Chile’s Gary Medel and Messi were both sent off, but with the main stars missing it was much less of a spectacle at the Los Angeles Coliseum...Full Story »

Messi given three-month Argentina suspension and hefty fine for Copa America 'corruption' comments

Posted Saturday, August 03, 2019 by Goal.com114 hits

Lionel Messi has been suspended from Argentina's next three matches and given a $50,000 (£41,000) by CONMEBOL for his controversial comments made during the Copa America. The Barcelona superstar accused South America's football governing body of corruption following the red card he received in Argentina's 2-1 third-place playoff win against Chile. Messi will miss friendly matches agains...Full Story »

Scaloni to stay on as Argentina coach for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Posted Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by Goal.com82 hits

The former assistant to Jorge Sampaoli is to keep the job full-time after guiding his side to third place at this summer's Copa America Lionel Scaloni will take charge of Argentina in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) has confirmed. Scaloni was part of Argentina's coaching staff for their poor campaign at Russia 2018, after which Jorge Sampaoli left ...Full Story »

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