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#Argentina

# argentina-soccer - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Germany star's descent into hell after 2014 World Cup dream goal

Mario Goetze looked poised to become “the German Messi”.

# argentina-soccer - Monday 2 July, 2018

Defiant Sampaoli facing Argentina sack after World Cup shambles - reports

The coach is rumoured to be at odds with his players, including captain Lionel Messi

# argentina-soccer - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Diego Maradona's blatant disregard for the rules and more of this week's best sportswriting

Plus, why Woj was the real star of the 2018 NBA Draft.

# argentina-soccer - Saturday 30 June, 2018

From Cashel to Buenos Aires: the remarkable Irish influence on Argentina's football history

The Irishmen who founded Lobos Athletic Club, Velez Sarsfield’s background and Paddy McCarthy’s impact on Boca Juniors.

# argentina-soccer - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Here are the times and dates for the 8 last-16 World Cup ties Fyi

Here are the times and dates for the 8 last-16 World Cup ties

France v Argentina is among the standout matches.

# argentina-soccer - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

'I'm fine' - Argentina legend Maradona allays health fears after requiring medical assistance

The 1986 World Cup winner was in attendance as the Albiceleste edged out Nigeria in dramatic fashion on Tuesday to book their place in the last 16

# argentina-soccer - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Mikel claims Nigeria denied 'clear penalty' in Argentina loss

The Super Eagles believe they should have been awarded a spot kick during a thrilling encounter, despite the match officials making use of VAR.

Can Lionel Messi save Argentina from themselves? Talking Point This post contains videos

Can Lionel Messi save Argentina from themselves?

The Barcelona star scored one of the goals of the tournament tonight, but his team were unconvincing.

Messi and Rojo magic helps nervy Argentina reach World Cup last 16 World Class This post contains videos

Messi and Rojo magic helps nervy Argentina reach World Cup last 16

The Barcelona star scored a brilliant goal tonight.

As it happened: Nigeria v Argentina, World Cup

Nigeria take on Argentina, with both sides’ World Cup hopes in the balance.

Messi stressed and unhappy at World Cup, says former team-mate

Pablo Zabaleta sympathises with his friend, who has not been at his best for Argentina.

# argentina-soccer - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Diego Maradona calls for meeting with Argentina players

The two-time world champions must beat Nigeria in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday to avoid an early exit.

'The relationship with the coach is completely normal'

Jorge Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia.

# argentina-soccer - Friday 22 June, 2018

Messi and Argentina's World Cup hopes are still alive - here's how they can progress

Nigeria’s win over Iceland has boosted the hopes of Jorge Sampaoli’s side.

Around 400 Argentina football fans were left heartbroken in Temple Bar last night Disappointment This post contains videos

Around 400 Argentina football fans were left heartbroken in Temple Bar last night

Jorge Sampaoli’s side saw their World Cup hopes suffer a blow amid a loss to Croatia.

Argentina deny reports players want manager out

Jorge Sampaoli has received criticism after his side were beaten by Croatia.

# argentina-soccer - Thursday 21 June, 2018

'The Argentina squad clouds Leo's brilliance. He is limited because the team doesn't gel'

“I’m very hurt by this defeat,” says Jorge Sampaoli, “but I probably didn’t set up my team in the right way.”

Willy Caballero gifts Croatia their opening goal with an all-time absolute howler World Cup This post contains videos

Willy Caballero gifts Croatia their opening goal with an all-time absolute howler

Ante Rebic punished the Argentinian keeper’s mistake.

# argentina-soccer - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

'It's not the usual combination, to be a footballer and filmmaker'

Hannes Halldorsson says his job on the side sets him apart.

'Don't blame Messi', pleads Argentina boss

The beaten 2014 finalists go into Thursday’s crucial Group D clash desperate for three points.

# argentina-soccer - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Even Lionel Messi can't compensate for Argentina's flaws Problems This post contains videos

Even Lionel Messi can't compensate for Argentina's flaws

The pressure is on the world’s best player after his side were held to a disappointing draw today.

Lionel Messi misses a penalty as Argentina left frustrated by World Cup debutants Iceland Report This post contains videos

Lionel Messi misses a penalty as Argentina left frustrated by World Cup debutants Iceland

The Barcelona superstar had a difficult afternoon.

# argentina-soccer - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 World Cup? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 World Cup?

It all starts in Moscow with today’s opening game.

# argentina-soccer - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Man United goalkeeper ruled out of World Cup for Argentina due to injury

Sergio Romero injured his right knee during training in Buenos Aires yesterday.

# argentina-soccer - Monday 14 May, 2018

Having been largely frozen out until now, Inter's star man makes provisional Argentina World Cup squad

Mauro Icardi has been in great form in Serie A.

# argentina-soccer - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

'The Argentines criticise Messi a lot... You should thank God that he’s there'

Diego Costa believes Tuesday’s international shows the Barcelona ace deserves to be cut more slack by critics back home.

# argentina-soccer - Friday 23 March, 2018

Lionel Messi isn't missed as Argentina down Italy Absent Friends This post contains videos

Lionel Messi isn't missed as Argentina down Italy

Without their talismanic star, Jorge Sampaoli’s side showed they have strength in depth.

# argentina-soccer - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Argentina Messi's team not mine, admits coach

Jorge Sampaoli accepted on Thursday the two-time world champions’ chances at the World Cup in Russia will depend on the superstar’s influence.

# argentina-soccer - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

'You earn 100 pesos a month, idiot' - Argentina coach Sampaoli apologises after outburst

The Albiceleste boss has been criticised for a late-night argument with the authorities.

# argentina-soccer - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Goal machine Icardi fires Inter to top of Serie A but refuses to comment on links to Real Madrid

The in-form striker helped Inter Milan win 3-1 last night against Cagliari.

# argentina-soccer - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Sergio Aguero taken to hospital after collapsing at half-time in Argentina-Nigeria match

The forward left the Albiceleste after losing consciousness and underwent tests in hospital

The 9 teams that have reached every World Cup in the last 20 years or more

Italy failed to reach the tournament for the first time since 1958 after their loss to Sweden last night.

# argentina-soccer - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Watch: Lionel Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup Goat This post contains videos

Watch: Lionel Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup

Meanwhile, Chile were knocked out on a dramatic day in the South American qualifiers.

# argentina-soccer - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Uefa qualifying is down to the wire but things in South America are just as captivating

With one round of games remaining, six teams are still in contention for four spots.

# argentina-soccer - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Lionel Messi may not be at next year's World Cup, as Argentina's qualification hopes suffer blow Setback This post contains videos

Lionel Messi may not be at next year's World Cup, as Argentina's qualification hopes suffer blow

Chile, meanwhile, are also facing an uphill fight to qualify.

# argentina-soccer - Friday 18 August, 2017

Chinese fans tell 'Homesick Boy' Carlos Tevez to stay away

The 33-year-old Argentine former international has been a flop since moving this year to Shanghai Shenhua.

# argentina-soccer - Monday 12 June, 2017

Argentina set to experiment with two-man defence

New boss Jorge Sampaoli is aiming to build on his debut win over Brazil

Gabriel Jesus harbours no ill feeling after Man City team-mate 'fractured his eye socket'

The young attacker came up against Nicolas Otamendi during the recent Argentina-Brazil clash.

# argentina-soccer - Friday 9 June, 2017

Argentina overcome Brazil to get Sampaoli's reign off to winning start

The new boss fielded an attacking XI in his first game, including Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain

# argentina-soccer - Thursday 1 June, 2017

One of the world's most highly-rated coaches confirmed as new Argentina boss

Former Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli has officially cut his ties with Sevilla.

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