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Argentine children respond to Lionel Messi criticism

Posted Wednesday, May 01, 2019 by Marca.com83 hits

The criticism Lionel Messi receives in Argentina has often been a source of confusion for European fans, however Argentine children have responded by letting the forward know just how much they adore him. After admitting in an interview that his son, Thiago, asks him just why people in Argentina dislike him so much, a television program has moved to surprise both Messi and his eldest child. ...Full Story »

Argentine Club Bring Out Second Simpsons Kit For The Season

Posted Saturday, October 06, 2018 by thesportbible.com91 hits

Homer Simpson has a long running relationship with football that goes back to when he refereed a game that Lisa played in, all the way to refereeing the World Cup final. Now he's not the only Simpsons character on a football shirt. Back in April Argentina fourth division side Ferro de General Pico revealed their newest goalkeeper kit. You know us, we love a new kit but there was something tru...Full Story »

We need Messi so Argentine football can keep growing – Martinez

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com98 hits

Lionel Messi's international future remains uncertain, but Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez is eager for his return. Argentina and Inter striker Lautaro Martinez wants Lionel Messi to return to international football because he "makes Argentine football keep growing". Messi was helpless as Argentina made little impact at the World Cup, going out in the last 16 to eventual champions France,...Full Story »

Lionel Messi: Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde hints at position change for Argentine star

Posted Saturday, August 18, 2018 by Express.co.uk136 hits

Lionel Messi could be used on the right this season by Barcelona Barca boss Valverde has revealed that Messi could be used on the right as the club highlight the need to look after the 31-year-old’s wellbeing. "It's possible - we know his tendency to be drawn to where the ball is," Valverde said. "Whether Messi plays out wide or through the middle, it's always an advantage for us. "Th...Full Story »

Argentine TV network hold minute's silence after 3-0 World Cup loss to Croatia

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com103 hits

Willy Caballero's calamitous blunder in the 53rd minute gifted Ante Rebic with Croatia's opener and set the tone for a disastrous 3-0 Argentina defeat. The two-time holders are on the brink of being knocked out at the group stage for the first time since 2002, although Nigeria's victory over Iceland has blown Group D wide open and means victory over the Super Eagles in their final match could...Full Story »

Ramos: In Argentina they know Maradona is lightyears behind the best-ever Argentine, Messi

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Marca.com151 hits

Lionel Messi is hardly the most popular figure within the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, however Sergio Ramos has sensationally hit back at Diego Maradona by suggesting people in Argentina know Lionel Messi is the best player in the nation's history. Messi stuttered in the Albiceleste's 1-1 draw with Iceland in their opening World Cup match and he missed a penalty, leading to criticism back in Ar...Full Story »

Messi invites Argentine squad out to eat

Posted Friday, June 08, 2018 by Marca.com127 hits

The Argentina squad were treated to a meal on Thursday by Lionel Messi at his family restaurant in Barcelona. Jorge Sampaoli's men are currently in the city at a pre-Russia training camp, as they go through their World Cup preparations. According to the newspaper Sport, which captured photographs of the team's arrival at the restaurant, Messi's invitation wasn't only confined to his teammate...Full Story »

PSG dressing room fracas between Thiago Silva and the Argentine-Uruguayan clan

Posted Saturday, January 13, 2018 by Marca.com167 hits

All does not appear to be well in the Paris Saint-Germain camp ahead of their Champions League round of 16 tie against Real Madrid with a rumoured bust-up between their South American stars. They take on the competition's holders in February but as attention slowly starts to turn towards that clash, they are suffering from some internal problems in the squad. According to L'Equipe, there is ...Full Story »

Messi apologises to fellow Argentine footballer after snap for not recognising him

Posted Friday, November 10, 2017 by Marca.com172 hits

Lionel Messi has apologised to fellow Argentine Sebastian Driussi of FC Zenit after not recognising him when they had a photo taken together. The Argentina squad are in Russia to play friendly matches and the incident took place at a hotel in Moscow. "I feel bad about it because I did not recognise him, even though I know him," said Messi. "When he asked for a photo I thought it was one of ...Full Story »

Argentine players pose in Lionel Messi masks to say thank you

Posted Sunday, October 15, 2017 by Marca.com170 hits

Third-division Argentine club Sacachispas paid their own particular homage to Lionel Messi for helping the country qualify for the World Cup. The out-field players posed for a group photo wearing a cut-out of Messi who hit a hat-trick in a 3-0 win over Ecuador that secured their passage to Russia next year.Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo outed for flirting with Argentine weather-girl Maria Sol Perez

Posted Friday, April 14, 2017 by 101 GREAT GOALS360 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo & Maria Sol Perez Portuguese tabloid Correio da Manha have a long history of publishing articles focusing on the private life of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. Famously, Ronaldo threw a microphone of a Correio da Manha journalist into a river during the last European Championships, which Portugal won. On Thursday, Ronaldo has again popped up the tabloid as the foo...Full Story »

Argentine FA receives bomb threat after Copa America defeat

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2016 by Goal.com133 hits

The headquarters of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) was evacuated on Monday after receiving a bomb threat hours after Argentina's Copa America final defeat. With the nation reeling following the shootout loss to Chile and Lionel Messi's announcement that he will retire from international football, the sinister phone call led to AFA headquarters on Viamonte street being emptied as a p...Full Story »

Argentine legend says Lionel Messi told him where he wants to go next…and it’s not Man United

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2015 by Caughtoffside.com164 hits

Former Argentina and Manchester United midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron has told Italian media that it would be impossible for Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona, but has insisted that he knows where he would go if he could, according to the Daily Mirror. The 40-year-old has made the astonishing claim that Lionel Messi told him that he wants to join another of his former clubs, Inter Milan. Thou...Full Story »

Man Utd News: Di Maria exit, £300,000-a-week Argentine eyed, Madrid star talks future

Posted Monday, April 13, 2015 by Dailystar.co.uk553 hits

Manchester United star Angel Di Maria is seriously considering his options, and may leave Old Trafford at the end of the season. According to reports in Spain, Manchester United have been underwhelmed with his performances and are now looking to recoup some of their colossal £59.7m fee. Paris St-Germain are seemingly the only team willing to part with a substantial fee to secure his servi...Full Story »

Antonella Roccuzzo may sue Argentine Playboy model who hinted Lionel Messi invited her to a party

Posted Saturday, January 17, 2015 by 101 GREAT GOALS697 hits

A fresh scandal has broken in South America following a radio interview involving a blonde Argentinian Playboy model.Rocio Marengo, 34, suggested to the Arde Pinamar radio show on FM Beat 90.9 that she had been invited to a party in Europe by Lionel Messi.During her interview Marengo said:I can tell you that I've met many players who have hit on me. One 'number 10' hit on me. He was playing ou...Full Story »

You dirty old man! Argentine magazine Muy shows Diego Maradona’s wandering “Hand of God”

Posted Thursday, December 11, 2014 by 101 GREAT GOALS1376 hits

Diego Maradona’s relationship with girlfriend Rocío Oliva is again front page news in Argentina this week. Weeks after video emerged showing Maradona hitting his ex-fiancé Rocio Oliva, the Argentine legend has once again been recorded with his hands all over his partner. This time, however, Maradona was getting far more physical with his 24-year-old partner in a swimming poo...Full Story »

No Argentines in squad for first time in 8 years - Don't cry for Real, Argentina

Posted Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Marca.com245 hits

Ángel di María's departure to Manchester United has left the Real Madrid dressing room devoid of Argentinian players for the first time since 2006 and just the second time in the last two decades. Just four years ago, there was a four-strong Argentine contingent at the club in the shape of Ángel di María, Fernando Gago, Ezequiel Garay and Gonzalo Higuaín. Now there is...Full Story »

Messi's joy at discovery of Argentine activist's lost grandson

Posted Friday, August 08, 2014 by Marca.com112 hits

Lionel Messi has aired his joy over the news that Estela de Carlotto, the president of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo (an organisation dedicated to tracking down children stolen during the Argentinian Dirty War), has located her long-lost grandson. "I'm happy and excited about the appearance of Estela de Carlotto's grandson. The struggle must continue: there are many more still to be foun...Full Story »

A nation reacts: How the German and Argentine press reported the World Cup final

Posted Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by Dailystar.co.uk323 hits

GERMANY won their fourth World Cup title after Mario Gotze's extra-time goal earned a 1-0 win over Argentina in Rio de Janeiro FOUR BLIMEY: How the German newspaper celebrated their fourth World Cup win We take a look at how the German press have reacted to the 'Weltmeister' - world champions - and the Argentinian response to defeat. WELTMEISTER! (Bild, Germany) There is the cup! Gotze, you ...Full Story »

Messi to the rescue in faltering Argentine quartet

Posted Sunday, June 22, 2014 by YAHOO Sport278 hits

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) -- The ''fantastic four'' didn't look so fabulous, so once again the magnificent one had to come to the rescue for Argentina. Argentina is through to the second round at the World Cup largely thanks to Lionel Messi's exceptional left foot. The attacking quartet he spearheads with Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Angel Di Maria didn't click in the 1-0 win over Ira...Full Story »

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