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Lionel Messi: Argentina manager issues urgent message to fans

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk200 hits

ARGENTINA'S coach has pleaded with fans to stop blaming Lionel Messi when games do not go to plan. Messi was under pressure to perform in Argentina's opening game of the tournament against Iceland, with his big rival Cristiano Ronaldo, scoring a hat-trick against Spain the day before. The South Americans' could only muster a 1-1 draw with Iceland as the Barcelona superstar missed a penalty and...Full Story »

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

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Marca.com185 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 »

Argentina(N) vs Croatia - Sampaoli’s Argentina searching for identity ahead of Croatia clash

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA234 hits

Jorge Sampaoli admits he has yet to establish a clear footballing identity with Argentina as he prepares to make tactical changes for the clash with Croatia.The two-time world champions were held to a surprise 1-1 draw by Iceland in their Group D opener after Lionel Messi had a second-half penalty saved.Coach Sampaoli, who took the job little over a year ago, wants to avoid going into the final ...Full Story »

Diego Maradona responds to reports of racist incident during Argentina game

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by ESPN161 hits

Diego Maradona pictured during Argentina's World Cup game against Iceland. Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan at a World Cup game in Moscow that witnesses perceived as racist. British television staff working in Spartak Stadium during Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland on Saturday reported seeing Maradona respon...Full Story »

Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli defends Lionel Messi after penalty miss

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by Skysports.com226 hits

Lionel Messi was left dejected following the 1-1 draw with Iceland Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli defended star player Lionel Messi after he missed a penalty in their 1-1 draw with Iceland. Messi's spot-kick, saved by Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson, summed up his team's afternoon against the tournament's least-populated country. Although Argentina took an early lead through Sergio Aguer...Full Story »

Croatia beat Nigeria to take full advantage of Argentina’s slip-up

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by PA120 hits

Croatia took the early initiative in Group D as they saw off Nigeria 2-0 in their World Cup opener at the Kaliningrad Stadium.With Iceland having held Argentina to a 1-1 draw earlier on Saturday, Croatia took full advantage.An own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo, set to play at Stoke next season, broke the deadlock just after the hour, with a penalty from captain Luca Modric with 20 minutes left secu...Full Story »

Lionel Messi misses penalty as Iceland hold Argentina to a thrilling draw

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA151 hits

Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Iceland grabbed a deserved 1-1 draw with two-time World Cup winners Argentina.Sergio Aguero’s opener was cancelled out by Alfred Finnbogason’s predatory finish before half-time as the smallest nation ever to qualify for the tournament made a stirring debut on football’s biggest stage.And Hannes Halldorsson joined Finnbogason in the country&rsquo...Full Story »

Argentina 1 Iceland 1: Finnbogason makes history as Messi fluffs his big chance

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Goal.com164 hits

Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty as Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by debutants Iceland in an eventful Group D opener.Hannes Thor Halldorsson was the hero for Iceland as the goalkeeper's penalty save from Lionel Messi secured his side a sensational 1-1 draw against Argentina. With Diego Maradona watching on from the stands, Messi failed to convert from the spot in the second half ...Full Story »

Spain and Argentina pose for eerily similar plane photos ahead of flights to Russia for World Cup

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk200 hits

SPAIN and Argentina may speak the same language – but it seems the two football teams have more in common than we thought. The two nations boarded their flights for Russia and posed for eerily similar selfies as they jetted to the World Cup. Argentina were first to pose for their squad photo ahead of their flight to Russia Chelsea and Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta uploaded this snap ...Full Story »

Argentina replace injured Lanzini with River Plate star Enzo Perez

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by Goal.com168 hits

Enzo Perez has been called into the Argentina squad as the replacement for Manuel Lanzini after the West Ham midfielder was ruled out of the World Cup with injury. Lanzini was in contention for a starting spot in Russia until he sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a training session this week. River Plate midfielder Perez has taken his spot in Jorge Sampa...Full Story »

Argentina striker Mauro Icardi gets over World Cup heartbreak by heading on safari with Wanda Nara

Posted Wednesday, June 06, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk198 hits

MAURO ICARDI is getting over his World Cup snub by taking wife and super-agent Wanda Nara on safari. The Inter Milan ace was left out of the Argentina squad heading to Russia despite firing 29 league goals. Mauro Icardi got over his World Cup snub by heading on safari And while the likes of Lionel Messi and Co are being put through their paces, Icardi has wasted no time in jetting off on holi...Full Story »

Maradona: Messi doesn't have to demonstrate anything for Argentina

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com180 hits

Diego Maradona feels Lionel Messi does not have to prove anything to Argentina as the Barcelona superstar prepares for what could be his last World Cup. Argentina reached the final in Brazil four years ago but were narrowly defeated by Germany, with Mario Gotze scoring the only goal in extra time. Maradona inspired Argentina to glory the last time they won the World Cup, in Mexico in 1986, w...Full Story »

What David Beckham did in the car park after his red card vs. Argentina at France '98

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by givemesport.com163 hits

It's almost 20 years since the lowest moment of David Beckham's glittering career. His red card while playing for England against Argentina at France '98 remains one of the most iconic moments in recent World Cup history. Beckham was shown a straight red card by Danish referee Kim Milton Nielsen for petulantly kicking out at Diego Simeone, who made the most of the contact, and England ended ...Full Story »

Messi enjoys a view of the Camp Nou from his room in Argentina's hotel

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by Marca.com126 hits

The Argentina national team are preparing for the World Cup in Barcelona, which means that Lionel Messi is staying at a hotel in the Catalan city, rather than at his home. This is a rare experience for the Blaugrana No.10, but he seems to be enjoying it and he shared a photo of the view from his hotel room window, from which he can see the Camp Nou. "We're home," he wrote, as the Instagram ...Full Story »

Argentina 4 Haiti 0: Lionel Messi hat-trick inspires rout

Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com143 hits

Lionel Messi's hat-trick saw World Cup-bound Argentina to a comfortable victory against Caribbean minnows Haiti in Buenos Aires. It was the Lionel Messi show as his hat-trick guided Argentina to a routine 4-0 friendly win over Haiti with the World Cup looming. With the World Cup set to get underway in Russia next month, two-time champions Argentina stepped up their preparations thanks to cap...Full Story »

Argentina and Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero ruled out of World Cup

Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by Skysports.com167 hits

Sergio Romero will miss the World Cup due to injury Argentina and Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has been ruled out of the World Cup due to a knee injury. The 31-year-old, who has won 94 caps for his country, was an ever-present during their World Cup qualifying campaign as they finished third behind Brazil and Uruguay. He was named in Argentina's 23-man squad on Monday along with...Full Story »

Icardi, Martinez left off Argentina's WC squad

Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by ESPN200 hits

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has included Sergio Aguero and Paulo Dybala to feature in attack alongside Lionel Messi in his 23-man World Cup squad, but has left Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi and Racing Club starlet Lautaro Martinez out. City's top scorer this season with 30 goals in all competitions, Aguero missed Argentina's international friendlies against Italy and Spain in March and ...Full Story »

Argentina apologise for World Cup guide to flirting with Russian women

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 by ESPN162 hits

The badge of the Argentina Football Association Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images The Argentina Football Association (AFA) has apologised for an "involuntary error" that led to including a chapter on how to seduce Russian women in a manual they distributed ahead of the World Cup. At a course entitled "Russian Language and Culture," presented by Russian language teacher Eduardo Pennisi at AFA's h...Full Story »

Barca calm over Messi amid Argentina fears for captain at World Cup

Posted Saturday, March 31, 2018 by Goal.com155 hits

The forward missed international friendlies against Italy and Spain over the past week, but should return to action for the Catalan club on SaturdayLionel Messi had seen enough. After Spain's sixth goal at the Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday night, the Barcelona forward stood up from his seat and walked inside. His team were being thrashed, and this time he could do nothing to prevent it. The ...Full Story »

Spain 6 - 1 Argentina: Isco scores hat-trick as Spain hit Argentina for six

Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by PA173 hits

Isco scored a hat-trick as Spain romped to a 6-1 victory over Argentina in Madrid, where Lionel Messi again watched from the stands.Barcelona playmaker Messi had been expected to return after missing Friday’s 2-0 win over Italy in Manchester as a precaution because of an abductor muscle injury.However, concerns over what is also said to be a hamstring problem meant the Albiceleste captain ...Full Story »

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