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

Posted Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by Goal.com86 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 »

Lionel Messi poses with wife and kids on holiday as he puts Argentina misery behind him

Posted Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by hits

Despite winning La Liga and the Copa del Rey with Barcelona it was ultimatley a season of what could have been for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner. First Barca were dumped out of the Champions League in a shock 4-3 reverse to eventual winners Liverpool, before Argentine's bid for Copa America glory was ended by Brazil in the semi-finals. Lionel Messi was furious after that game, launching an ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi Gave 'Lucky' Red Ribbon To Paulo Dybala Ahead Of Scoring First Goal For Argentina

Posted Monday, July 08, 2019 by sportbible.com181 hits

Paulo Dybala praised Lionel Messi for the lucky charm that he handed to him ahead of scoring his first competitive goal for Argentina. The Juventus star, 25, featured in Argentina's third-placed playoff match against Chile in the Copa América and doubled his side's lead before half-time. And a beaming Dybala spoke about the red ribbon that the Argentina captain had handed to him before ...Full Story »

Argentina claim Copa America bronze despite Lionel Messi’s dismissal

Posted Sunday, July 07, 2019 by PA85 hits

Lionel Messi was controversially sent off as Argentina beat Chile 2-1 to win the Copa America third-place play-off in Sao Paulo.The Barcelona midfielder was shown a straight red card towards the end of the first half following a confrontation with former Cardiff midfielder Gary Medel, who was also dismissed.Messi, though, appeared to have been hard done by, with Chile defender Medel appearing to...Full Story »

Argentina(N) vs Chile - Vidal admits Chile lack motivation for Copa America 3rd-place play-off

Posted Saturday, July 06, 2019 by PA137 hits

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal admits there is little inclination among the squad to play their Copa America third-place play-off against Argentina.Defeat to Peru on Thursday has left coach Reinaldo Rueda having to lift his players for Saturday’s consolation match.And Vidal’s comments suggest that is going to be a difficult task.“It’s a match in which the third place is fo...Full Story »

Argentina star Lionel Messi in x-rated 'bulls**t' referee rant after Copa America exit

Posted Thursday, July 04, 2019 by hits

Lionel Messi could not contain his anger after Argentina's Copa America exit to Brazil (Pic: GETTY) LIONEL MESSI has accused the referee of bias in favour of Brazil after Argentina's Copa America semi-final defeat. Selecao strikers Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino scored in the 2-0 win to send their side to Sunday's final. Argentina dominated the game statistically, taking 14 shots to their ...Full Story »

7M Daily Laugh - Argentina back on track

Posted Monday, June 24, 2019 by 7M Sport239 hits

Let's start our 7M Daily Laugh today. Argentina back on track, heading to the Copa America quarter-finals     1st time in this Copa America (76")   Happy Birthday Messi!   Firmino Produces Cheeky Trademark 'No Look'   Aguero wraps it up     Because football is life ❤   Please stay tuned on 7M Daily Laugh. There will be more fun tomorrow...Full Story »

Sergio Aguero on target as Argentina reach Copa America quarter-finals

Posted Monday, June 24, 2019 by PA85 hits

Argentina are through to the Copa America quarter-finals after a 2-0 victory against Qatar saw them secure second place in Group B.After picking up just one point from their opening two games, Argentina needed to win to progress and they managed to do so courtesy of goals from Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero.Martinez opened the scoring after four minutes. The Inter Milan striker capitalised o...Full Story »

Brazil fans: We want to play Argentina, we don't fear Messi

Posted Sunday, June 23, 2019 by Marca.com132 hits

Brazil booked their place in the Copa America quarter-finals with a 5-0 victory over Peru and they could end up facing Argentina in the next round, however there isn't much fear about a meeting with their neighbours. Some fans would actually like to take on Argentina in the next round. Supporters at the Arena Corinthians were asked by MARCA if they'd be scared of a quarter-final against Arg...Full Story »

Argentina keeper Vanina Correa puts Twitter in meltdown after stunning display v England

Posted Saturday, June 15, 2019 by hits

ARGENTINA put up a spirited show against England at the Women's World Cup - with goalkeeper Vanina Correa earning special praise for a stunning display between the posts. Correa pulled off a string of stunning saves as Argentina dug in against the Lionesses. England were big favourites to win, but their South American opponents dug in and made it tough for Phil Neville's side. They eventuall...Full Story »

Falcao wants Colombia to end long wait for a win over Argentina

Posted Saturday, June 15, 2019 by PA99 hits

Former Manchester United star Radamel Falcao believes Colombia can get their Copa America campaign off to a flying start by securing a long-awaited win over Argentina in Salvador.Both teams have undergone a significant revamp since last summer’s World Cup and the game will mark the competitive debut in charge of the Colombians of former United coach Carlos Queiroz.Colombia have a dismal re...Full Story »

No Copa, no GOAT? Messi has no chance of matching Maradona with this Argentina

Posted Friday, June 14, 2019 by Goal.com171 hits

There is nothing that the other-worldly No. 10 desires more than a trophy with his national team, after so many near-misses over the years Lionel Messi may have won every trophy possible with his club, but failure to gain a major title at international level still haunts the Barcelona talisman. Barring a minor miracle, however, he will not be breaking that drought at the head of Argentina's ...Full Story »

Take a picture with Messi... Nicaragua players' primary goal against Argentina

Posted Sunday, June 09, 2019 by Marca.com171 hits

The priority of Nicaragua's players when they met Argentina wasn't to stop the Albiceleste, but rather to snap a picture with Lionel Messi afterwards. Messi and co. won 5-1 at the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario on Friday evening and the Barcelona No.10 was on target as he netted in the 37th and 38th minutes. As soon as the game ended, the opposition surrounding the Barcelona player to try...Full Story »

Messi suffering as Argentina enjoys destroying things - Sampaoli

Posted Friday, April 26, 2019 by Goal.com175 hits

The former Albiceleste boss believes the Barcelona forward is unable to replicate his club form with his country because too much is demanded of him Lionel Messi “suffers a lot” with Argentina because society in the Barcelona star’s homeland “enjoys destroying things more than it enjoys success”, says Jorge Sampaoli. Throughout his distinguished career, an all-t...Full Story »

Angry' Lionel Messi: My son, 6, asks me why in Argentina they want to kill me

Posted Saturday, March 30, 2019 by hits

"ANGRY" Lionel Messi says his six-year-old son asked him why Argentina fans want to "kill" him. The Barcelona legend slammed "many lies" after he pulled out of his country's second friendly last week with injury. Lionel Messi with sons Mateo, three, and Thiago, six Messi is furious but "not surprised" his commitment to Argentina is questioned and that some people believe he over-rules decisio...Full Story »

Lionel Messi hits out at 'lies' over Argentina exclusion

Posted Saturday, March 30, 2019 by 101 GREAT GOALS92 hits

Messi having none of it Lionel Messi has hit out after he was criticised for leaving the Argentina national team midway through the international break due to an injury. Messi made a sensational return to the national team last week having retired last year. However, his return really didn't get off to a great start. His team were embarrassingly beaten 3-1 by Venezuela. Messi then decided...Full Story »

One of Argentina's greatest strikers - but Higuain forever the man who cost Messi a World Cup

Posted Friday, March 29, 2019 by Goal.com127 hits

Despite netting 31 times for his nation, it is the crucial goals he missed for which the Chelsea forward will be forever remembered "To the joy of many, and maybe not so much for others, my time is up." The words chosen by Gonzalo Higuain to confirm a fact already known by most summed up the difficult relationship he has sustained for years with the Argentina national team and its fans. No...Full Story »

Argentina expect Messi to do everything, complains former Real Madrid coach Valdano

Posted Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by Goal.com149 hits

Lionel Scaloni's side suffered a disappointing 3-1 loss to Venezuela in Madrid on Friday evening Argentina are too reliant on Lionel Messi and must improve the players around the Barcelona superstar, says former Real Madrid coach Jorge Valdano. Messi played for his country for the first time since the World Cup as Argentina took on Venezuela in Madrid last week, yet his side were on the wron...Full Story »

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

Posted Monday, March 25, 2019 by ESPN146 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 PA94 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 »

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