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Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli pleased with progress shown in Italy win

Posted Saturday, March 24, 2018 by PA124 hits

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli felt his side showed some promising signs as they beat Italy 2-0 without Lionel Messi in a friendly in Manchester.Five-times world player of the year Messi sat out the pre-World Cup outing at the Etihad Stadium as a precaution because of a muscle problem.He watched from the stands, alongside injured Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, as Argentina upped the temp...Full Story »

Sergio Aguero to miss clash with Italy, confirms Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli

Posted Friday, March 23, 2018 by ESPN188 hits

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero will miss the match against Italy but could return to face Spain Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has confirmed Sergio Aguero will not be fit enough to face Italy at the Etihad on Friday. Aguero injured his knee in training with Manchester City earlier this month and subsequently missed the 2-0 win away at Stoke. However, after undergoing intensive treatment in Ab...Full Story »

Valverde: Messi wants to win everything with Barcelona and Argentina

Posted Saturday, February 17, 2018 by Marca.com105 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said that Lionel Messi wants to win everything with the Catalan club and his country following controversial comments by the Argentine federation chief that he should play less for his club side. Claudio Tapia claimed that he had spoken with Messi over not playing as much for Barcelona so as to be fresher for the World Cup and they were comments that did not g...Full Story »

Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli dragged away by pals as he rows with cops after attending daughter's wedding

Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by Thesun.co.uk176 hits

Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli dragged away by pals as he rows with cops after attending daughter's wedding Argentinian boss Jorge Sampaoli (white shirt) was filmed insulting police officers Argentinian boss Jorge Sampaoli (white shirt) was filmed insulting police officers Reports claim he lost his temper after being told to leave by some of the eight people he was riding with in the Ford Focu...Full Story »

Messi: Higuain is one of the best strikers and he must be in Argentina squad

Posted Thursday, December 07, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com150 hits

Lionel Messi has defended Gonzalo Higuain, claiming the Juventus striker is one of the best in the world and deserves to be in the Argentina squad. Higuain was left out of Jorge Sampaoli's squad for Argentina's final two World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador in October. The Juventus striker had also missed Argentina's previous two qualifiers, with the Albiceleste eventually booking t...Full Story »

Lionel Messi statue destroyed by vandals in Argentina for the second time in a year… as legs are viciously cut off

Posted Tuesday, December 05, 2017 by Thesun.co.uk215 hits

VANDALS have destroyed a statue of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. The perpetrators cut off the footballer's legs in an attack on Sunday, leaving just the tops of his ankles and a football attached to his magic left foot on the base. The vandalised sculpture of Argentinian football player Lionel Messi is pictured at the "walk of fame" in Buenos Aires It is located on the banks of the La Plata...Full Story »

Maradona offers to return as Argentina boss in response to Nigeria loss

Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 by ESPN172 hits

Diego Maradona stated his desire to have another coaching opportunity with the Argentina national team, after Tuesday's 4-2 defeat in a friendly against Nigeria. Nigeria fought back from two goals down in the match staged in Krasnodar, while Jorge Sampaoli's side were without Lionel Messi for their second of two matches in Russia. Maradona, a former Argentina captain and manager, published a...Full Story »

Aguero taken to hospital after fainting during Argentina game

Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Marca.com164 hits

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero collapsed in the dressing room at halftime before they lost 4-2 to fellow World Cup qualifiers Nigeria after taking a two-goal lead in a friendly in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday. The Argentine Football Association (AFA) said in a statement that Aguero, who scored in the first half, was taken away for routine examinations but added: "The player is well". His Pr...Full Story »

Argentina 2 Nigeria 4: Arsenal star Alex Iwobi nets brilliant brace to spare goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi's blushes

Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Thesun.co.uk179 hits

ARSENAL star Alex Iwobi bailed out goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi as Nigeria toyed with a Lionel Messi-less Argentina to win 4-2 at the Krasnodar Stadium. The shot-stopper bizarrely picked up the ball outside the box with Sergio Aguero closing him down on the edge of the penalty area. Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi was at fault for the first goal scored by Argentina Midfielder Ever Banega scored...Full Story »

Russia 0 - 1 Argentina: Sergio Aguero goal sees Argentina to victory in Russia friendly

Posted Sunday, November 12, 2017 by ESPN128 hits

Sergio Aguero left it late to fire Argentina to a 1-0 international friendly victory over future World Cup hosts Russia in Moscow. Jorge Sampaoli's Argentina, boasting a number of world-class players including Manchester City striker Aguero, Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria, were restrained by Russia and their goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev for 85 minutes. ...Full Story »

ISIS World Cup threat concerns Argentina

Posted Friday, October 27, 2017 by Marca.com109 hits

Claudio Tapia, the president of the Argentine FA, is worried about the threat made to the South American nation's football team, ahead of the 2018 World Cup. A group associated with ISIS recently threatened to cause trouble at the tournament, while a frightening image of Lionel Messi bleeding from one eye and wearing a prison outfit was also published. Given that La Albiceleste are travelli...Full Story »

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