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Maradona hails 'Tata-style' Mexico while slamming former team Argentina

Posted Monday, March 25, 2019 by ESPN25 hits

Diego Maradona believes Mexico is on the right path under his former team-mate Gerardo "Tata" Martino and once again slammed the direction of the Argentina national team. Dorados de Sinaloa coach Maradona played with Martino at Newell's Old Boys and was impressed with El Tri's 3-1 victory over Chile on Friday. "I saw Tata's team and it was compact, Tata-style," said Maradona in a news confer...Full Story »

Lionel Messi to make long-awaited Argentina return against Venezuela

Posted Friday, March 22, 2019 by PA8 hits

Lionel Messi will make his return to international football in Argentina’s friendly against Venezuela in Madrid on Friday.The Barcelona superstar has not pulled on his national team colours since Argentina’s loss to France in the last 16 of the World Cup in Russia last summer, but coach Lionel Scaloni confirmed on Thursday that he will win his 129th cap.Whether Messi will also travel...Full Story »

Finally! Messi returns to the Argentina squad 250 days later

Posted Friday, March 08, 2019 by Marca.com43 hits

Eight months and six days have passed since Lionel Messi last wore Argentina's shirt at the 2018 World Cup, yet the No.10 will make his return to the Albiceleste for the friendly against Venezuela in Madrid on 22 March. Messi had decided to temporarily step down from the national team following Argentina's disappointing World Cup campaign, where they crashed out to the eventual champions Fran...Full Story »

Emiliano Sala's model friend wants Argentina to intervene after search for star ENDED

Posted Friday, January 25, 2019 by Dailystar.co.uk108 hits

TOGETHER: Emiliano Sala with model friend Berenice Schkair (Pic: Instagram) The Cardiff City star’s sister Romina broke down in tears today after flying to Wales from her native Argentina as she begged search teams not to give up and insisted: “I know he’s still alive.” Harbour master David Barker had said earlier in the day air and sea searches would stop because ̶...Full Story »

Messi plans his Argentina return with the Copa America in sight

Posted Sunday, December 30, 2018 by Marca.com53 hits

On June 14, 2019, the next Copa America will get underway and Brazil will host a still unconfirmed opponent in Sao Paolo to kick off a tournament that will see Lionel Messi line up for Argentina. The Barcelona star is already planning his return to action for his country and the competition is when he wants to pull on the blue and white shirt again. Claudio Tapia has hinted at Messi's return...Full Story »

Messi's meeting with Tapia and Scaloni sparks rumours of Argentina return

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by Marca.com62 hits

Messi's meeting with Tapia Claudio Tapia, the president of the Argentine FA, met with Lionel Messi and Lionel Scaloni in Madrid, with all three Argentines having been in the city for Sunday's final of the Copa Libertadores. With Scaloni having recently been confirmed as the permanent coach of the Argentine national team, this meeting has sparked rumours over a possible return to the Albicelest...Full Story »

Copa Libertadores second leg between River Plate-Boca Juniors to be held outside Argentina

Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by ESPN66 hits

The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be played in a neutral stadium outside Argentina on either Dec. 8 or 9, CONMEBOL executives said on Tuesday. The final between the Buenos Aires arch-rivals, which was originally scheduled to take place at River Plate's Monumental de Nunez Stadium last Saturday, was postponed after River fans attacked the B...Full Story »

Icardi and Dybala lead Argentina to another 2-0 win over Mexico

Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by PA80 hits

Mauro Icardi found the net in the opening two minutes as Argentina beat Mexico 2-0 for the second time in five days.The Inter striker capped a box-to-box move, knocking down a long ball from keeper Geronimo Rulli to Erik Lamela, who returned the pass for Icardi to score.It was the 25-year-old’s first goal for Argentina in his eighth game for his country as he made his mark for a Messi-less...Full Story »

Argentina vs Mexico - Mexico looking to respond in second game of Argentina double-header

Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by PA53 hits

Mexico interim boss Ricardo Ferretti has sent his best wishes to whoever takes the job full-time ahead of the friendly against Argentina in Mendoza.Mexico have lost four of the five matches since Ferretti began his second stint as interim manager in August, with their latest setback a 2-0 defeat to Argentina on Friday.El Tri went into the double-header against La Albiceleste having lost 4-1...Full Story »

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

Posted Friday, November 16, 2018 by PA47 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 PA50 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 PA60 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.uk94 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.com95 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 PA57 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 PA50 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 PA96 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.com86 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 ESPN128 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 PA113 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 »

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