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Lionel Messi reacts to Argentina's stunning Saudi Arabia collapse: "No excuses"

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2022 by fourfourtwo.com0 hits

Lionel Messi said Argentina have "no excuses" for their astonishing 2-1 defeat to lowly Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, one of the greatest World Cup shocks of all time. The South Americans came to Qatar on a 36-match unbeaten run stretching back to 2019, and were considered by many to be the tournament favourites. But they got off to a disastrous start when the Saudis(opens in new tab), ranked 51s...Full Story »

Herve Renard: Stars aligned for ‘complete crazy’ Saudi Arabia win over Argentina

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2022 by PA17 hits

Saudi Arabia head coach Herve Renard said the stars aligned in a “completely crazy” comeback win against Argentina that goes down as one of the biggest World Cup upsets ever.Few expected anything other than a Lionel Messi-inspired cakewalk at the Lusail Stadium, where the 35-year-old’s early penalty only furthered that feeling.Argentina went on to have three goals disallowed fo...Full Story »

ARAB STING Argentina 1 Saudi Arabia 2: Lionel Messi flops in huge World Cup shock as favourites suffer first loss in THREE years

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2022 by hits

Even the strictly sober Saudis must have fancied a Bud to toast the most remarkable result in their football history and one which is sending shockwaves through the World Cup. Lionel Messi and Argentina were stunned by Saudi Arabia Credit: Getty Lionel Messi and Argentina were stunned by Saudi Arabia Credit: Getty From a goal down after ten minutes and three hair’s-breadth offside decis...Full Story »

Argentina's Lionel Messi dismisses fitness 'rumours,' ready to start World Cup opener

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2022 by ESPN0 hits

Lionel Messi has dismissed "rumours" about his fitness and said he is ready to lead Argentina at the World Cup in Qatar. There have been suggestions that Messi has been missing parts of training sessions because of an ankle injury but the Paris Saint-Germain forward said he will play against Saudi Arabia at the Lusail Stadium on Tuesday. "I'm feeling well," Messi told a news conference on Mond...Full Story »

Messi sees 'a lot of similarities' between current Argentina side and 2014 World Cup finalists

Posted Saturday, November 12, 2022 by Goal.com3 hits

Argentina captain Lionel Messi says the current squad has a lot in common with the team that reached the World Cup final in 2014. Messi talks World Cup hopes Thinks current side is similar to 2014 finalists Calls on team to be united WHAT HAPPENED? Messi has shared his thoughts ahead of the tournament, with Argentina heading to Qatar as one of the pre-tournament favourites after winnin...Full Story »

Argentina’s provisional World Cup squad leak

Posted Monday, November 07, 2022 by 101 GREAT GOALS1 hits

The alleged provisional squad of players selected by Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni for this month’s World Cup has been leaked on Sunday evening. The Albiceleste, of course, are set to make the journey to Qatar this winter amongst the favourites to ultimately clinch glory on world football’s biggest stage. Scaloni’s troops, remarkably, have not tasted defeat in a single ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi: Argentina fear nobody at World Cup

Posted Saturday, October 22, 2022 by ESPN19 hits

Lionel Messi has said Argentina do not fear any team at the World Cup but urged fans to stay calm with the tournament in Qatar less than a month away. Copa America champions Argentina are unbeaten in 35 games since 2019 and have been drawn with Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland in Group C as they look to win their first World Cup title since 1986. "Today we are doing well and people are excite...Full Story »

Juventus' Angel Di Maria in World Cup boost for Argentina amid 'low-grade' hamstring injury

Posted Friday, October 14, 2022 by ESPN33 hits

Argentina winger Angel Di Maria is expected to be fit in time for the World Cup, after Juventus said on Thursday that he sustained a low-grade hamstring injury and will be out until early November. Di Maria picked up the injury in their 2-0 defeat against Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League on Tuesday and the 34-year-old underwent scans on Thursday. "Angel Di Maria underwent diagnostic tes...Full Story »

Lionel Messi says 2022 World Cup with Argentina will be his last

Posted Friday, October 07, 2022 by ESPN45 hits

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar next month will be the last of Lionel Messi's storied career. The 35-year-old Argentina star, who will play in his fifth World Cup, is still seeking his first title at the showpiece tournament (which begins on Nov. 20 this year) and admitted he feels nervous ahead of his last appearance on world football's biggest stage. "There's some anxiety and nerves at the sam...Full Story »

Chelsea join Arsenal in the race for Argentina international

Posted Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by Caughtoffside.com63 hits

Chelsea have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Argentina international Guido Rodriguez. Rodriguez only moved into Europe in 2020, signing for Spanish club Real Betis, joining from Club America in Mexico. The Argentina international is now attracting interest from the Premier League, with Betis expecting an offer this summer. Arsenal previously showed an interest, but Chelsea have now enter...Full Story »

Adidas go classic with a twist for Argentina’s 2022 World Cup home kit

Posted Saturday, July 09, 2022 by Goal.com45 hits

Argentina opt for their traditional national colours in an effort to tap into past World Cup triumphs Argentina will don this new home kit throughout the 2022 Qatar World Cup, which takes inspiration from the nation's historic winning ways. The kit features stripes across the top in the nation's traditional white and baby blue colour scheme and navy blue accents throughout, including the cla...Full Story »

Lionel Messi cherishes ‘beautiful’ night for Argentina at Wembley

Posted Thursday, June 02, 2022 by PA57 hits

Lionel Messi hailed Argentina’s “beautiful final” after they downed Italy 3-0 to claim Finalissima success at a sold-out and partisan Wembley.The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner produced a memorable performance at England’s national stadium and provided two assists to inspire more trophy delight for his nation after last summer’s Copa America triumph had ended t...Full Story »

Finalissima glory for Argentina after comfortable win over Italy at Wembley

Posted Thursday, June 02, 2022 by PA31 hits

Lionel Messi inspired Argentina to Finalissima success with a 3-0 win over Italy at a sold-out and partisan Wembley Stadium.Goals by Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria and Paulo Dybala ensured the Copa America champions were able to celebrate more trophy delight after ending their 28-year wait for silverware last summer.Messi made the opener and on multiple occasions thrilled the 87,112 crowd with...Full Story »

Italy look to 'start over' in Wembley return against Argentina in 'Finalissima'

Posted Wednesday, June 01, 2022 by ESPN65 hits

Italy will look to put the disappointment of failing to qualify for the World Cup behind them and kick-start a new era for the Azzurri by beating Argentina in the 'Finalissima,' Italy players said on Tuesday. The match on Wednesday between the European champions and the Copa America winners will be played at Wembley Stadium, where Italy triumphed over England on penalties last July to win their...Full Story »

Colombian fans arrested in soccer match in Argentina

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2022 by Marca.com82 hits

Colombian fans arrested in soccer match in Argentina At least 17 fans of Colombian soccer club Deportivo Cali were arrested and fifty more were detained by police, hours before a match against Boca Juniors in the group stages of the Copa Liberatores in Buenos Aires on Thursday. The fans were arrested on suspicion of carrying out attacks and resisting authority, as well as carrying knives, the ...Full Story »

Argentina's Kit Man Is Forced To Make 650 Lionel Messi Shirts EVERY International Break

Posted Tuesday, March 15, 2022 by sportbible83 hits

Argentina's kit man is forced to make 650 Lionel Messi shirts every time the squad meets up for an international break, Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has revealed. From fans and sponsors to players and staff, there is never a shortage of people desperate to get their hands on an official Argentina shirt featuring the name of the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner. Martinez says he once...Full Story »

Argentina's Sergio Aguero in talks to join backroom staff for World Cup

Posted Tuesday, February 22, 2022 by ESPN105 hits

Sergio "Kun" Aguero will be working on the Argentina backroom staff at the World Cup after talks with coach Lionel Scaloni and the president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA). Aguero suffered an arrhythmia while playing a league game with Barcelona on Oct. 30 and announced six weeks later that he had to retire from football at the age of 33 due to a heart condition. Aguero spoke in...Full Story »

Lionel Messi left out of Argentina squad to build match fitness amid COVID-19 recovery

Posted Thursday, January 20, 2022 by ESPN86 hits

Lionel Messi has been left off Argentina's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Colombia to allow the forward to rebuild his match fitness at Paris Saint-Germain as he recovers from COVID-19. Messi has not played for PSG since a 1-1 draw at Lorient in Ligue 1 on Dec. 22. With Argentina having already qualified for the World Cup, head coach Lionel Scaloni announced his 27-man squad W...Full Story »

Man Utd prepared to pay £17m release clause for star who is top scorer in Argentina

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2022 by hits

Manchester United could boost their chances of winning silverware during the tenure of by bringing in a new striker during the January transfer window. Aside from Cristiano Ronaldo, who has managed 14 goals in all competitions so far this season, no United player has managed to hit the back of the net on more than five occasions. Although Ralf Rangnick has been focused on organising a team tha...Full Story »

Lionel Messi flies back to Argentina with Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi as PSG stars head home

Posted Friday, December 24, 2021 by hits

LIONEL MESSI has landed back in his native Argentina to enjoy the festive break away from Paris Saint-Germain. And he has been joined by team-mates Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi. Lionel Messi could get to see his new 100ft mural in his hometown Rosario Mauro Icardi steps off the jet suitcase in hand Angel Di Maria joined Messi and Icardi on the flight Ligue Un has started its winter break...Full Story »

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